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Crystal G.

Crystal G.
Home Town: Leamington, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Nov. 2012
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a retired teacher who loved teaching but loves being retired too. I love to paint, draw and sew. So much to little time.
My favorite things to cook
Well my goodness! Things have changed so much since I started to cook as a teen. Back then so many foods were fried, we ate liver every week and a vegetable could be a small bowl of canned tomatoes. I laugh when I go to a restaurant and read "wedge salad" on the menu. My mom worked from 9 to 6 five days a week and 9 to 9 on Fridays. A "wedge" of lettuce with a dab of Miracle Whip on it was all the salad we had time to make. I like to make meals that are healthy, tasty and portion conscious for the two of us ol' retired people. But I always have my eyes open for interesting things to serve when the whole family comes home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother-in-law's baked beans. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and canned peas (comfort food). My grandmother's Mac and cheese. My Mom's Cookies and squares.
My cooking triumphs
Lasagne.... Devilled eggs. Yep.. That's about it! The rest is satisfactory but not stellar.
My cooking tragedies
Any big cuts of meat, chickens, turkeys etc. Hubbie does those.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
I make a similar recipe but instead of the mini-pb cup I just put about a teaspoon of milk choc chips in the hollow of the cookie and put a cookie sheet over top for a few minutes until they melt. Then, depending on how energetic I am, I might put in a dab of real PB and swirl it a bit with a sharp knife. Then a salted shelled peanut on the top lets consumers know that these are not a peanut-free treat. Since I pretty well always have choc chips on hand this treat is one I can easily whip up if I need a quick, sweet treat for something special. I have never found anyone who didn't love them.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2012

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