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Home Town: Binghamton, New York, USA
Living In: Watkins Glen, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Fishing, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have been very happily married to my farmer husband for 28 years. We have 3 wonderful daughters, son-in-laws and three beautiful grandbabies. We raise natural-raised beef, pasture-raised pork, organic veggies, maple syrup and I make hand made soap. Cheesemaking, tatting, cooking, candymaking for Valentines Day and Easter, and music are my hobbies. My thinking is that if it can be made from scratch, I will learn how to do it. I am very active in my AG church, of which I play the flute as a member of our worship team. I love God, my family, my life and everyone else. I deal with a bad back injury, fibromyalgia and esophogus problems, but I don't let them keep me down. I am a life long learner and, oh, did I mention that I love my computer.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything and everything! I especially like to cook gormet meals. In the summer we grow our own veggies, and we grow our own pork and beef, so I love to put meals together that are made from what we produce ourselves. I have a small side business making homemade bread from fresh ground gold whole wheat grain. My favorite thing to do is to put a meal together that is restaurant quality and have my family rave over it. We don't eat much sweets, so I don't bake much, but I like doing it on holidays and special occasions. For Christmas I got some cast iron cookware that I am enjoying learning how to use. It is very healthy for you and you don't get the aluminum and chemicals from the teflon in your body, just good ol' iron.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making cookies at Christmas to give to neighbors and church friends.
My cooking triumphs
Making meals totally from ingredients that we grow ourselves - even the cream and butter and cheeses from our jersey cow. Making a restaurant quality meal for my family.
My cooking tragedies
I'm sure I have many, but I can't think of any offhand. I will add them if I remember them.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Flavorful Beef Stir-Fry
This recipe is pretty good. You can change the veggies with what you have on hand. The only problem tends to be the sauce. All I did was add about 1/4 cup or so of water to the pan near the end. If you double the sauce, I think it would tend to be too salty or too much soy sauce flavor, if you choose to use low salt soy sauce. Other than that, it's a good recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2014
Shrimp Egg Foo Yung
I think this recipe is good when you have alot of bean sprouts. Alot of other recipes call for half the bean sprouts of this one but add other veggies. I liked the egg pancakes. What I didn't care for was the sauce. It was too vinegary and not sweet and salty enough to satiate the desire for egg foo yung I have made in the past. In the future, I will make your egg pancakes but use another sauce.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2013
Cream Wafers
These have been my favorite cookies to make since I found it in my Betty Crocker Cookbook, around 1975 edition. The recipe does NOT call for egg yolks. They are wonderful without them. I have never used them and they are always the favorite cookie whenever I take them on a tray of cookies. My daughters now are making them for their families. The best cookies ever. The only change since 1975 is that if you put the filling into a small baggie and cut the tip, the cookies won't break as easily. But then, there won't be any for the cook and her helpers to eat! ;o)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2010
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