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Home Town: Great Falls, Montana, USA
Living In: Columbus, Montana, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am a middle school teacher. I love dogs and my garden and love being outdoors.
My favorite things to cook
I like savory things best. My favorite dish is gumbo with cheesy grits.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family did not have many so I am working on creating some.
My cooking triumphs
I am still new to some of the fancier things and tried one of Emerils recipes and had to wing it because my puff pastry dough was dried out. I made a huge batch of pie crust and pulled it off.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to name. I once frosted a cake with a cake mix. I forgot to add sugar to pumkin pie on Thanksgiving....etc.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Best Ever Banana Bread
I just tried this and it is very good. I followed a couple of other suggestions and used plain yogurt because I was out of buttermilk and I too reduced the sugar to 1 cup. It turned out delicious and my hubby said it was the best ever. I made 3 little loaves and reduced the cooking time to 35 min. They were perfect.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2014
Orange Pumpkin Loaf
This is good. I read the reviews before I tried it and decided to go with 2 clementines and use only the skin from one. Ok this is where things went a little off because I set aside the process oranges and then I forgot to add them in to the first batch.... which was cooking by then soooo I went ahead and made another batch with the orange juice/orange peal. I made them in little bread pans... I have one that holds 4 mini loaves. The first batch without the orange juice made 3 denser loaves.... not bad really but not as tender and moist as the second batch which made 4. This is keeper!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2013
Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups
We just loved this. I added mushrooms to the shredded veggies and cooked it on the bbq in larger sized muffin tins. It made 12 exactly. I checked it with a meat thermometer to make sure they were done. I will make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2013
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