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Home Town: East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
Living In: Lebanon, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Mom of 3. Ages 24, 15, 13. Love to cook my favorites and my families favorites. My Mother went to work when I was 12 yrs old and from then on I shopped, cooked and did the dishes. Never minded doing it and always wanted to have my very own kitchen. Now I live in the country, have a wonderful home with gardens both veggies and flowers. I attend a Congregational church very close to home and am a believer in Jesus Christ as my personal savior. I have wonderful friends from my childhood, church and my community. I love being an Aunt to 10 nieces and nephews and am a Great Aunt too. I am a stay at home Mom and am ever so grateful to my hardworking husband. Because of having PCOS and an inactive metabolism it is difficult for me to lose weight. I continue to try. I am learning to make nonprocessed foods and trying to stay away from GMO's the best I can. I love homemade anything from scratch. This site can make it difficult to lose weight though. LOL
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are comfort foods like macaroni and cheese. But really I like to cook a full menu. Putting together a dinner party, birthday get togethers, holiday feasts really get me going. I have solid favs that I will never tire of. I am always trying to learn to eat healthier and have begun eating as much nonprocessed food as possible. It is an exciting journey and my body feels better doing it. There will always be parties, superbowls, and holidays that I will always enjoy cooking and baking for but after they're over-its over.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Breakfast- Bacon is #1. My sister has an egg casserole that is tradition at Christmas and Easter for all us siblings. Lunch- Good ole tunafish. I love tunafish. Making a salad is my fav. thing to do and a good split pea soup. Dinner-My kids all have different favs that we cook for their special occassions. But Mac n Cheese is a big family fav. Dessert-I make an award winning carrot cake. And Christmas holds traditional recipes such as Date nut pinwheels, haystacks, dipped gingersnaps, and Mexican wedding cakes, snowballs, and PB Blossoms. I am adding AR's eclair cake now.It is the most requested dessert right now for 2012.
My cooking triumphs
Pulling off a good get together with a variety of foods makes me happy. I prepare way in advance and take several days beforehand to make it all happen. I run a Pulled Pork Sandwich booth for my church and that is always a good feeling when all is said and done.
My cooking tragedies
My worst was my first Thanksgiving here in my own home with my in-laws. Bought a fresh turkey and it was NOT done when I thought it would be and of course planned the whole meal out accordingly. And my XXLG shrimp over cooked and shriveled down. Have def. overcooked things in my day and that bums me out. I always make mental or physical notes on my recipes to make sure tweaks or mistakes are remembered.
Recipe Reviews 240 reviews
Meringue II
Easy, just takes a long while for the stove top mixture to turn clear. Don't overcook as it will get real thick and then its difficult to whip. Worth the effort.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2014
Quick and Easy Apple Muffins
These were a nice treat. Not too sweet. I would add more cinnamon next time. I substituted 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour/ 1 cup white instead of 2 cups White. I also added 5 chocolate chips and crispy topping to the top to take away from the WW flour taste. Made exactly 12 muffins and baked right on time stated.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 11, 2014
Wild Rice Casserole II
Easy to make, and yes be patient for the cooking time. I didn't have the water chestnuts but next time I will def. add them as I am sure they taste wonderful in this. I finely chopped my MR's as I have someone in house who doesn't like MR's but didn't know they were in there.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2014
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