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Home Town: St. Michael, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Coalport, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My husband and I have been married since 1977. We have six children, three married and three still at home. Our goal is to be more like Jesus as we focus on Him each day. So far we have 5 grandchildren and, needless to say, they are amazing! We have family get-togethers about once a month, mostly the food is simple but sometimes I spend days preparing. We live in a very small town in PA. where we grow a few herbs and vegetables.I love sitting on the patio where our large flower garden is in full view.
My favorite things to cook
Mostly, I cook family dinners. I've been branching out trying some Asian and Mexican dishes and have found a few that have been included in our favorites. I enjoy bread making, it seems to as though home-baked bread is becoming a lost art. I like baking and making deserts. I enjoy decorating birthday cakes for my grandchildren.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is my "thing." I enjoy cooking and hosting a large Thanksgiving dinner. We usually celebrate the holidays here and I love trying out new recipes each year.
My cooking triumphs
I made the Braided Easter Egg Bread from this site and it was a big hit with the colored eggs baked in for decoration. I made my granddaughter a birthday cake decorated to look like a jewelry box; I didn't know if I could pull it off but it looked great!
My cooking tragedies
I've been cooking for so long that it is hard for me to remember any recent tragedies. My husband reminded me about the time when I tried to make a healthy "Wacky Cake" and my father-in-law said it was so bad that the icing was trying to run away from it!
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Chef John's Baked Eggplant Sandwiches
Wow! This recipe is fantastic, even more delicious that I expected and a big hit at my house! It is even delicious reheated the next day. I've come to trust Chef John and will usually choose his recipes over any others. Thank you, Chef, for all your great contributions to my favorite recipe site, from my now favorite contributor!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2013
Apple Enchiladas
My sister made these and I was very surprised that such a simple recipe using flour tortillas and canned pie filling could be so delicious! The tortillas were not at all tough as some other reviewers experienced. I've never been fond of canned pie filling but I plan on making these frequently!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2013
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
This is a great recipe, although I did tweak it a bit. I had extra honey so I used 3/4 cup of honey and left out 2 Tablespoons of water in place of 1 Cup of sugar. I used half unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 of the oil, I used about an extra 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and a teaspoon and a half of vanilla extract. I also dusted a handful or two of milk chocolate chips with a little flour and stirred them in. The secret to any good quick bread recipe is to not over mix it and these instructions clearly state to 'stir until just blended.' I made muffins with this recipe and they were a big hit with rave reviews! Thanks, Laurie, this has earned the status of my new 'go to' pumpkin bread recipe!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2012
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