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Home Town: Small Town On The Mississippi River, Iowa, USA
Living In: Same Town. I Came Home., Iowa, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Sewing, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books
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Releasing a Swan Back to the Wild
About this Cook
Retired airline reservation agent. Spend time in my boat and at the race track.
My favorite things to cook
Salads! Anything with ground beef. Ditto potatoes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is German, so a lot of what I cook has German roots. I like canning. It gives a nice feeling of accomplishment.
My cooking triumphs
Raspberry Charlotte. Pie crust--it took me thirty years but I finally learned and can turn out a Lemon Meringue pie that never makes it to the table at ice cream socials. They wait for me and snag the whole pie before I get through the door. And a potato salad the family is still raving about years later. I did something different with that one but can't remember for the life of me what it was.
My cooking tragedies
Pie crust. (see above) You could've shingled a roof with the first years' output. Same with liver till I learned to soak it in milk.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Country Scalloped Potatoes
This was just wonderful! I've been making scalloped potatoes all my life and this is now my go-to recipe. I doubled the recipe, substituted cream of chicken soup for the gravy, threw in some red bell pepper, a couple of dashes of hot sauce and the sour cream someone else suggested. Had no cheese, so left it out. Used buttered bread crumbs instead. It was still delicious. Three of us went through an 11 x 15 pan in two days. I use my salad shooter to slice the potatoes and grate the cheese. I don't know how anyone gets along without one of those things. Other comments about baking time are correct. Scalloped potatoes should not be crunchy or even al dente. Allow at least an hour for baking and more if you double it. Thank you, Campbell's!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2012
Banana Banana Bread
If I could give this recipe ten stars I would. I've never eaten banana bread as good as this. Per suggestions in the reviews I added 1/2 tsp each baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg to flour. Added 1 tsp vanilla to butter/sugar mixture and 1 cup walnuts to batter. Brushed the top with mixture of 1 tblsp water and 3 tblsp brown sugar. Baked at 325, per some suggestions but will go back to 350 next time to get the top a little crispier. Just an outstanding recipe, Shelley. Thank you SO much.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2012
Easy Liver Pate
This is the best pate' recipe I've ever tried. I normally modify a recipe to suit my own taste. Couldn't think of a thing to add to this recipe. It's wonderful exactly as is.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2009

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