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Home Town: Norton, Kansas, USA
Living In: Topeka, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a busy mother of five - ages range from 1 year to 9 years. I am also work on my own part time as a massage therapist. I love spending time with my family and friends and entertaining!
My favorite things to cook
I love good ol'Kansas grown beef! Grilling steak, pot roasts, cheesy potatoes, twice baked potatoes, and desserts galore are my favorite things to cook!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We grew up with a lot of beef, seeing my dad is a farmer. There is seriously nothing better than a tender, juicy roast on a Sunday after church.
My cooking triumphs
Every time I take food to a get together or a potluck, people ask for the recipes - so I take that as a triumph. If I can make my family or guests happy, then I'm happy!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Perfect Turkey
This was my first time to brine a turkey and it was great! When I went to roast it in the oven, I found out that my pot wasnt big enough - oops! Forgot to take into account all the extra vegetables (and the fact that I had a 22 pounder). So I put it in my large roasting oven. It cooks much faster in there (another thing I found out, ha). Even though the turkey was ugly, the taste was great!!! Very moist and tender. All my guests also raved about the carrots! Will definitely try this again for Christmas, but maybe I'll look for a larger pot to put it in:)! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2006
Savory Turkey Gravy
I didnt measure the exact drippings, but used the outline of the recipe for my gravy. It was great - will definitely use again. I left out the salt, as I brined my turkey and the drippings were plenty salty. I just used the flour, water,drippings, and poultry seasoning and it worked great! Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2006
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I
I used 1/2 c Crisco & 1/2 c Fleischman's margarine. On the sugar I used 1c of brown sugar and 1/2 c of white. I cut back on the cocoa to 1/3c and added 1/4 c of flour. I upped the soda to 1 tsp and the salt to 1/2 tsp. With 5 little kids, I dont have time to make 'cookies', so I put the batter into a jelly roll pan to make bars and baked for about 15 min (I like them gooey). They were absolutely d'lish! I guess this could be a new recipe, but the one Kathy had was a good base!

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Reviewed On: May 18, 2006

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