LADYSLEW Profile - (1998434)

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Home Town: Frederick, Maryland, USA
Living In: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a bookkeeper by trade. I raised 2 wonderful children, now grown and gone. My hobbies other than baking and cooking are crochet, reading, horse racing, and the Bengies Drive-in Theatre. I also enjoy playing board and card games.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake cookies, bars, and cakes. I also bake my own bread; my favorite kitcen appliance is my bread machine! I like finding new chicken and side dish recipes. I also enjoy using my slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year near Christmas our family gets together for a whole weekend for non-stop cookie baking for gifts to teachers and coworkers.
My cooking triumphs
Six time blue ribbon winner with my family's secret sugar cookie recipe. No, don't even think of asking. The only way you get this recipe is to marry into the family!
My cooking tragedies
Well, the discovery that you can't do more than double the cream cheese cookie recipe was a pretty expensive mess....
Recipe Reviews 182 reviews
Slow Cooker Apple Pork Chops
Apples, cabbage, and whole pork loin were on sale so I went looking for a recipe using all 3 and found this. Since many reviews complained of dry meat and a lack of flavor I decided to cut a roughly 2 lb roast off my whole loin instead of cutting chops, and I doubled the spices. I did not use meat tenderizer, and did salt and pepper the meat before browning it on all sides. The meat was so tender and delishious. The cabbage was flavorful. I would make it again just as a roast not as chops.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2014
Peanut Butter Potato Candy
When I was a child my mother would make this candy if we had leftover mashed potatoes. I don't remember her using vanilla extract, but that was a very long time ago. For Christmas you can roll it in red or green colored sugar to coat the outside and make it pretty.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2014
Pumpkin Cheesecake I
I used a springform pan and made a graham cracker crust instead of baking 2. It was still done in 50 minutes as recipe states. Everybody at our Thanksgiving dinner loved it.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2014
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