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Colleen Sowa

Colleen Sowa
Home Town: La Farge, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
Recipe Box 3 recipes
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I love to bake and cook!
About this Cook
I am disabled since 1989, but I like to use my abilities to help others. I do a lot of volunteering (most of it revolves around food issues), I teach families to shop, cook and preserve for future meals. I have been cooking since I was 7 years old, grew up on a farm/horse ranch with 8 siblings and many "foster sibilings". My grandmother and mother were great influences on my love for cooking... creating... and "playing with my food"!
My favorite things to cook
I love anything unusual, new, old, geared for children as I am helping to raise 4 small grandchildren. We volunteer at an organic garden, and love bringing our veggies home and create wonderful meals! My grandchildren all love to help create meals by choosing and preparing (just as I did as a child). Love to cook, bake and can! Soups, Stews and Pasta Dishes are our favorites... and can'l leave out DESSERTS!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmothers and great-grandmothers passed down old family recipes to me, which I passed down to my daughter and grandchildren... The kitchen gets crowded...but we all love working together to make old family recipes as well as new ones... especially during hollidays!
My cooking triumphs
I have won Blue Ribbons, won several recipe contests, a writing contest, was the cook at our Cathedral Rectory (cooking for priests to Bishops!). I do meals and food sampling demonstrations at our community garden showing the joys of fresh veggies to old and young.
My cooking tragedies
I have been so busy that I have burnt a few dishes over the years.... but the biggest tragedy was when I dropped the turkey platter on the floor!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Easter Lamb Cake II
I have the lamb cake mold that was my grandmother's I also have one that was my mother's... Made this for a party for my granddaughter's birthday and it came out great... I frosted it lightly and added coconut right away... (I added a little green food coloring to some of the coconut and spread it around the base of the cake to look like green grass).

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2013
Super-Simple Dorito(R) Tacos
This was a very good recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 1, 2013
Easy Rice Pudding
This is a tasty recipe!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2012

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