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Living In: Alton Bay, New Hampshire, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2013
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I'm an Air Force retiree and have soo many recipes that I gathered over 20 years and from people who come from about every corner of the U.S. I do have a problem with just about everything I cook; I am unable to make 4servings of just about anything. For example: when I make my onion soup I have to use a 6 qt. pot because my abundant use of onions always out volume the broths I use. Each batch usually yields 4 - 5 qts. Luckily I have many people who'll help me eat it. Did I mention I was single - I think not!
My favorite things to cook
1) Onion soup 2) American chop suey 3) Puttanesca pasta sauce 4) Hamburger "pie" 5) Other "family" size dishes
My favorite family cooking traditions
One thing would be - measuring ingredients as Rachel Ray does - eyeballing measurements. When I was but a girl I would try To pin my mother down on how much to use for so many of the meals she made for us. I eventually learned that a handful of oatmeal added to meatloaf was perfect. No breadcrumbs here! A pinch of this or a dash of this made tomato sauce just right. How can a pinch or dash of anything make a difference? "It just does"
My cooking triumphs
Developing my onion soup recipe. It took many tries to get it right. Making Martha Washington cookies. They were an accident because I wouldn't admit to my "bossy" older sister that I hadn't checked my recipe one last time. I was aiming for M.W. cake, but, um , ah, I had forgotten the baking powder! Turns out that I probably made the first plate size whoopie pie. Vanilla soft cookie with raspberry jam filling, the BEST!
My cooking tragedies
All the stuff I overcooked from breakfast to supper. I'm an equal opportunity extreme cooker - a smoke detector tester.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Lemon Herb Butter
Made it last night. It. Is. Not. A lo-cal delishishness! It was terrific, but boy do I have regrets today! And all you FOOD POLICE out there in cardboard land, the regrets are already forgotten. My taste buds deserve a break from no-carbs, no-fat, no-salt, no taste foods 4x a year! Thanks nymbus.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2014
Custard Bread Pudding
Here it is - AT LAST!!! I don't need to taste it in my mouth, my brain is doing the tasting based on ingredients. This is the same recipe my mum used ( except she did'nt have a written recipe) and I have been looking for this for a looonnnng time. I even have my sister lookingfor it. Here's what tipped me off. More custard than bread - check, raisins - check. Baked in a "slow" oven forever ( that is more than an hour at 300° ) - check. Wow! I'm going to make some tomorrow and surprise her with it! Bread pudding yay!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2014
Best Cream Of Broccoli Soup
I liked Ike (couldnt resist, tho he was b4 my time????) 's review and my curiosity got the better of mr! You can have it real smoothe like pea soup, you can have it textured, you can add spices and heat if you want to sear your tonsils, and you can make it with an undetectible tweak. My only tweak was: substitute one can of fat free evaporated milk for 12 oz (1&1/2 C) of the milk called for. I HAD to do that because I did'nt want the self appointed food police tearing my review apart. It also makes the roux w/butter slightly more acceptable to all the Carrie Nations out in the big brother/sister world. Did I like it??? As my mum used to say "Does a duck swim?"

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Reviewed On: Jun. 12, 2014
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