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Living In: Hays, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking
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About this Cook
I'm the mother of a family blend of four grown children, with nine grandchildren.
My favorite things to cook
Baking bread, baking brownies, baking cake, baking....
My favorite family cooking traditions
We're an average Midwest family- we enjoy a variety of typical farm food, a little Asian, a little Tex-Mex, a little of this, a little of that. We dabble in variety, but come back to our Midwestern roots for favorites.
My cooking triumphs
Putting food on the table, snacks in the cupboard and drinks in the fridge is a triumph all its own. A lifetime of effort to keep the family well-fed and happy.
My cooking tragedies
No real tragedies; I love to try new recipes and not all recipes please every person. No flames, mo charred pans...yet.
Recipe Reviews 144 reviews
Cinnamon Rolls II
I made a half-recipe in my bread machine, and it fit perfectly. The dough was silky and easy to work with. I made these on a humid day and added about a half cup of flour to get the texture I wanted. I used both the raisins (softened in hot water and drained) and the nuts in the filling, and drizzled a tsp of honey over the filling before rolling it. This made twelve small rolls, with excellent taste and texture. I was disappointed with the size, thus the four stars, but these are really the size we need even though I love big, fluffy cinnamon rolls.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2014
Apple Pie Filling
Very good apple pie filling. I halved the recipe, using nine cups of apples, and also halved the recommended amount of water, starting out with 2.5 cups water. The addition of 1/2 cup cornstarch made a thick syrup, so I added water a total of one additionaal cup water for the consistency we wanted. I subbed allspice for nutmeg.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2014
Watergate Salad from DOLE(R)
A classic. Great when you're wanting a cool dessert or salad.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2014
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