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Home Town: Ripley, West Virginia, USA
Living In: Germantown, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Wine Tasting
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Summer Vegetable Salad
About this Cook
I'm a wife and mother of two. I enjoy trying new recipes and LOVE the variety I can find on allrecipes.
My favorite things to cook
This changes often. I LOVE vegetables and like healthy version recipes. I was on a japanese kick a few years ago, Indian last year (still a bit stuck to this), and seem to be heading into a Mexican spell this year. Thank goodness my family enjoys the variety too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was raised in a very rural area of West Virginia. There were tons of traditions growing up that I can't follow now as we live in the suburbs. Our family grew or raised most of what we ate. Everything was so fresh. My relatives would all get together to make apple butter with an outdoor fire using a large metal tub...delicious. They would also get together to make molasses from the juice of raw sugarcane while us kids slid down the hill of pressed cane. Everyone would get together for harvests and then again for canning the fruits and vegetables. Too many traditions for here...great stuff that I still miss although it's been over 20 years ago.
My cooking triumphs
I have to say a three cheese tofu pasta dish that every one of the family really likes. I didn't tell anyone about the tofu until they tried it and declared it a hit.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to think about...I think the worst was back in my early 20's when I threw the dinner pan and all in the trash!!
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Homemade Paleo-Style Breakfast Sausage
Loved it as written. Good to taste REAL sausage again and know exactly what is in the food I'm giving my family. To make it even better, the cost ended up being almost half of what I would have paid for the store-bought stuff. And it tastes half as good as this! Thanks.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2014
Black Magic Cake
Yum Yum! Great chocolate taste. I recently bought cocoa powder and got a craving to use it after dinner tonight. Had to make my own buttermilk (2T white vinegar to 1C milk, stir, wait 5 min.) as I didn't have any on hand and made cupcakes (20 Min. @ 350) instead of two rounds. They really hit the spot! Thank you for the recipe...Topped 3 with butterscotch chips, 3 with chocolate chips, 3 with powdered sugar, and 3 plain. Was hard to photograph because they are so dark, but will post anyway!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2013
Chef John's Buttermilk Biscuits
Just made these for my family's breakfast. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I used a priceless tip from an allrecipes reviewer that I read long ago. Pour a full Tablespoon of white vinegar into your 1 cup measuring cup, then fill the rest with milk. Stir gently, wait 5 minutes, and you have buttermilk substitute! Everything else I followed exactly to the recipe, and they were great! Thank you Chef John...p.s. The video is very helpful to watch first if you haven't made biscuits before or if it's been a while.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2013
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