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Home Town: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Living In: Daphne, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Raised in Cape Girardeau, MO, moved to Tulsa, OK as a newlywed in 1989, have been in the Heart of Dixie on the shores of Mobile Bay for almost three years.
My favorite things to cook
Cheesecake seems to have become my specialty along with a couple of salads my friends and co-workers often request. Our favorite dinner as kids is also one of my favorites although I seldom make it anymore...Mom's fried chicken, white rice, peas and milk gravy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom's Thanksgiving/Christmas menu changed very little over the years...roast turkey, giblet gravy, herbed cornbread stuffing with pecans, creamed peas with pearl onions, candied carrots or dill carrots, 2 types of ice cream pie for dessert with warm chocolate sauce served in a sterling silver cream pitcher. After I married, Mom added green bean casserole to the menu since it's one of my husband's holiday favorites.
My cooking triumphs
My first turkeys. Roasting bags are a wonderful thing! I only cook them for others though. When we have turkey here at our house Hubby always cooks them on the Weber...Wow!
My cooking tragedies
As a newlywed I used a small saucepan to make brown gravy from a packet. I served it to Hubby over a serving of roast. He began eating and then asked what was in the gravy. I said it's just from a packet, but he had a funny look on his face. I then tried the gravy and realized the scent of the potpourri I had recently simmered in the same pan had permanently flavored the pan and had transferred to the gravy! NOT tasty at all! We still refer to the incident as "...remember the potpourri gravy?"
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Peanut Butter Balls III
Easy and tasty though I found it made LOTS more than the noted 24 1-inch balls. More like 48 and I also had to double the amount of melted chocolate in order to cover all those balls. Mine didn't come out as smooth and pretty as some of the ones shown(maybe that's why some raters add shortening?), but that's most likely due to my lack of technique and they could be prettier with practice.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2014
Crab and Salmon Dip
Very easy to make. Just dump it all in the food processor and whir it up. I used 2 3-ounce packets of red salmon and 1 12 ounce package of imitation crab to make it a bit more affordable. I'm sure the version with the smoke salmon and real crab is delicious, but this less expensive version was really good too!

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2009
Chai Butter Cookies
I purchased chai latte mix as did some of the other reviewers. Cookies have subtle gingersnap flavor and light crunch. Will go very nicely with tea or coffee. Baking for 9 minutes was perfect. Note-dough was pretty stiff. My poor ol' hand mixer about gave out!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2007

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