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Home Town: Mount Hope, West Virginia, USA
Living In: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am a retired Federal employee. I have 3 sons, ages 20 to 34, youngest still at home. I worked for 30 years, and usually had dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes because the boys were always "starving" when I got in from work. After I retired and finally had time to cook, I went a little wild for a while and tried lots of new recipes. Now that it's just my husband and me, I've settled down to old favorites. I watch the Food Network a lot, and I love looking for recipes on AllRecipies because of the ratings and comments. I can always find what I'm looking for.
My favorite things to cook
My family's favorite cake is pound cake - from scratch. We eat a lot of chicken and a lot of casseroles - so a lot of chicken casseroles. My maccaroni and cheese is pretty special, too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother came from Poland and I still use a few of her recipes, passed on to me by my mom. I make her cabbage rolls every summer when our garden produces all the cabbage we planted all at the same time.
My cooking triumphs
My sons all cook. That is the best thing I've ever done. The oldest always prepares the turkey dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas, using all of my recipes for the turkey, dressing and side dishes. The middle sone loves to grill, but also does pretty well in the kitchen and also uses a lot of my recipes. The youngest is still at home and pretty much takes care of himself when it comes to cooking, since he's never here to have his meals with us.
My cooking tragedies
When I got married, I didn't know much about cooking. I remember rinsing dried beans one time and letting a whole pound of pinto beans go down the drain - Call the plummer.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Italian Vegetable Soup
This recipe might be a good starting point, but because I had to add so much extra water, the broth turned out very bland and tasteless. I added more beef boullion (ran out of beef broth), but I should have added more tomatoes and spices as well. I did that when I reheated for lunch today, and it was better. I think I will stick to my Italian Sausage Soup recipe and just add more veggies to make it "Italian Vegetable Soup." We like the flavor of the sausage more than the hamburger anyway.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2011
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
I have been making these cookies for over 30 years. My recipe came from a Sesame Street Activity Book and were called "Cookie Monster's Famous Cookies." My oldest son and I first made them when he was about 3. From then on, these cookies were around for every holiday and were taken to every school party for my 3 boys. The kids all expected them (and their Moms and teachers, too). Even now that my boys are grown and married, they still come home for holidays and ask for their sugar cookies. I just made hearts for Valentine's day for my grandson - he loves them, too. There is no need to look for the perfect sugar cookie recipe - this is it.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2011
Cranberry Orange Cookies
These cookies have been the star of the holiday season at my house. Everyone loves them. They might be o-k with craisins and no frosting, but I followed the recipe exactly and will never change a thing. My husband took a tray of all of my different cookies to the mechanics who service our cars. The tow truck driver at one of these, said "This is the best darn cookie I ever had," then ate the rest of them without sharing. I don't blame him. Thank you, Mordavia.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2010

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