NannyG Profile - (19504526)


Home Town: Pasco, Washington, USA
Living In: Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I've been cooking for over 40 years. Before kids, I did a lot of gourmet cooking; after kids, it was quick, easy & kid friendly. Now that I'm retired & cooking for one, it's a bit of a challenge but I'm getting back into more gourmet cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies Lamb - any type Pies Pork Chops Prime Rib/Beef Tenderloin Yorkshire Pudding
My favorite family cooking traditions
Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding on Christmas Eve and Leg of Lamb at Easter. My father-in-law made the best prime rib I'd ever had and he taught me his secrets. My mother is from England so the Yorkshire Pudding came from her. I started making leg of lamb at a party I hosted for new faculty when I lived in Casper, WY (1982) and I've made it ever since at Easter.
My cooking triumphs
I made trifle and snicker salad for an employee potluck & everyone liked them so much, I had to bring them every time we had a pot luck. My Yorkshire Pudding and leg of lamb also get rave reviews.
My cooking tragedies
1) Shortly after I got married, I made lemon meringue pie for my in-laws (my husband had raved about it to his parents). I made the pie, put it in the fridge to set; took it out 4 hours later & it wasn't set yet. I put it in the freezer hoping it would set in time for dinner; took it out later & it still wasn't set; put it back in the freezer, checked it the next day & it was still runny - it never did freeze! Later, my grandma told me I mustn't have put in the cornstarch even tho I thought I had. 35 years later, I still don't know for sure what I did wrong! 2) Shortly after I got married, I made lamb curry for my husband (got recipe from a friend). It was awful which happens when you use 1 T. of curry powder instead of 1 t. Yuck! 3) Every year I make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving at the in-laws & always use Libby's canned pumpkin. One yr I decided to make it using a pie pumpkin instead. It was a lot of work, looked awful, & tasted worse. I've stuck to canned pumpkin ever since.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Grandma's Green Bean Casserole
My sons love this GB casserole so much so that they wanted it forChristmas dinner this year instead of the asparagus we usually have. I made it last at Thanksgiving last year and this and there was none left. Everyone (22 people ranging in age from 21 to 64) raved about it. I've been told that I have to bring this every year now!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2013

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