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Barb K.

Barb K.
Home Town: Buffalo, New York, USA
Living In: Spring Lake, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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I am Siamese, if you please!
Me & My Gang
Barb K.
Our Happy Hound
Grandchildren at Lake Michigan
About this Cook
Recently retired hospital social worker, finally have time to cook. Nice husband, 4 grown sons, 2 daughters in law, 5 grandchildren. Have prepared a lot of good meals, but have also had many calamities in the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, especially cookies and cakes, are my favorites. I'd like to learn to cook a larger variety of main dishes, and add some more "tried & true" casserole recipes to my list of frequently prepared meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking with my grandchildren, as my grandmother and my mother did. I always make my husband an angelfood cake for his birthday, and present it on his mother's cake plate. She was an expert baker. I always use old family cookie recipes at Christmas, and make a Bunny Cake at Easter. I love recipes that remind me of our family history.
My cooking triumphs
Not sure anything would qualify as a "triumph!" However, my husband is healthy, and my children survived to adulthood, so I guess I've been a decent cook. I make a lot of good desserts, but not pies.
My cooking tragedies
Where do I start? I've had more than my share of turkeys that were still raw, when the rest of my holiday meal was ready to serve. I've made a lot of inedible casseroles, which my husband has heroically choked down. My pies usually are disasters. I'm always trying new recipes, looking for "keepers!"
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
German Apple Cake I
I have been making a nearly identical recipe for years. It's good with a very thin glaze. ( Try using 1/2 cup, or more, of boiling water, 1 cup of confec. sugar,+ 1 tsp. orange juice) Pour the glaze over the cake, while the cake is still warm. The glaze soaks in and makes it even more delcious.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2008
Ham and Cheese Bowties
I made this tonight, in order to use some leftover ham, and it was delicious!Don't change a thing.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2006
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
I followed this recipe exactly, and the turkey breast was moist and delicious. The 6.5# turkey breast was done in 8 hours. The onion soup mix made it a little too salty, so I will reduce the amount next time.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2006
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