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Diane Smith

Diane Smith
Home Town: Bend, Oregon, USA
Living In: Creston, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: May 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Music
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About this Cook
I have 4 grown children. I'm 58 and suffering from "empty nest syndrome". Since it's the 2 of us now, I have to change the amount I cook. I have 2 grandchildren and am always looking for recipes they love.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, turkey dinner, tuna casseroles, pies, stir fries, pancakes and waffles. Potato salad, macaroni salad, so many things, probably I like American and Canadian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Turkey dinner, whenever we feel like it. English roast beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding. When there is a hockey game Chinese food.
My cooking triumphs
Having turkey dinner for 35 people. Chinese food for 50. I had a big house so I could do this. I loved not only the food but the preparation and serving.
My cooking tragedies
In 1970 I was married. Shortly thereafter my mother-in-law showed me how to make bread. She made 8 to 10 loaves at a time. So that's what I did not thinking I had never done this before. I mixed it all and then let it rise. Only it never did. After waiting awhile I went behind the house and threw it over the bank. The following Spring while cleaning the yard I glance over the bank. There it still was, a big white lump. I never mentioned this tragedy to anyone for a few years.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Great Easy Waffles
I have the same recipe. I got it from a very old cookbook years ago. I wouldn't say these are easy. I thought maybe I would find an easier one. The one step I thought might be left out but is included, is whipping the egg whites. I guess this has to be done. These egg whites are what really make this recipe so special.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2012
Never Fail Biscuits
For some reason I have not figured out my biscuits never work out that well. I found this recipe last night. I made them immediately. They were delicious and fluffy. I can't thank you enough for putting this recipe at allrecipes.com.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2012
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy
This was really good and tasty. I will use this recipe many times. It is certainly a treat for anyone on a budget. Thanks to Anne.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2011

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