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About this Cook
I Live in Portland Or, but grew up in a small town in Or populationabout 100, we had a small farm, a milk cow and pigs, chickens, and the neighbors horses to ride, we grew and canned our veges, also had fresh, homemade jams & jelly's, when i was old enough, i helped my mom in the kitchen, it was great bonding time, comeing from 7 children I was 2nd out the the 7 & the 1st girl out of 4, also 3 brothers, so just some bonding time with my mom was so preceious to me, I'll never forget it, it was the best summers i had, digging in the garden, getting dirty was fun, now I'm in the city, things have changed, but my love of using fresh ingrediants hasn't changed
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook comfort foods, also i love to go in the oppisite direction and love vegetarian meals, growing up my Dad loved meat, and now that I'm my own cook, there are many wonderful vegan meals, so good that you do not miss the meat, but never met a vegetable or a meat that i haven't liked.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love going to my sister houses, and having thankgiving, Christmas. and Easter, helping in the kitchen, or sometimes every one bring a dish, so it is less work on a family member, a summer party on the 4th of july, I have fireworks out side on my balcony, curtisy of the city of Portland and Fort Vancouver Wa, can see them all.
My cooking triumphs
Making a new receipe from scratch and it turning out wonderful the first time with no changes on the second time.
My cooking tragedies
Like Many of us, forgetting to take the giblets out of turkey before cooking, Once i made this 3 layer jello, custard and i can't remember what was on the top, i forgot measured wrong and needed 3 more cups of water, my siblings had fun tossing the bowls of this concoction, like playing catch in the living room, and nothing drippeed or fell out of the bowl, was young and they made me cry, that was the worse thing at that time in my young life, now i laugh with them because it was pretty bad.
Recipe Reviews 63 reviews
Caramelized Onion and Horseradish Smashed Potatoes
I loved these mashed potato's, I have no regrets made as directed, except, I chopped the onions smaller to carmelize, so no stringy situation, as some have reported, you got it right with the horseradish and above all, the best, will make these with beef at least 2 times a week, will be a regular rotation in our meals, thanx for sharing.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 10, 2014
Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Thighs
I made this chicken dish as directed, except I took the skin off of 2 of the bone in skin on chicken thighs, 2 of us love the bone in skin off and the other 2 love it bone in skin on, for 2 of us, with the skin off, was a calorie thing, but we loved the way they turned out, will make again for company, love the spice, will use 2 onions next time, for the love of them.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2014
Superb Sauteed Mushrooms
loved these shrooms, I'm a shroom lover, did not add garlic salt, the other ingrediant's had enough salt, love these mushrooms over steak, chicken, pork, and in a vegetable stew, can't get enough of these mushrooms! thank-you for this version.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2014
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