The Ramblings Of A Fledgling Cook Blog at Allrecipes.com (8/2013)

The Ramblings Of A Fledgling Cook

 
Aug. 23, 2013 12:47 pm 
Updated: Oct. 26, 2013 7:00 am
Hello everyone! I've been hiding in a hole the past few months but thanks to the Allstars program, I had to emerge for a bit to tell you about this month's activities. I have to say, in the year I've been an Allstar, this was one of my very favorite months! Not only did I pick up an amazing… MORE
Greek-Seasoned T-Bone Steaks with Cucumber and Tomato Salad
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Faith N

Home Town
Smoaks, South Carolina, USA
Living In
Walterboro, South Carolina, USA

Member Since
Nov. 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
Hello! I'm Faith, a 27 year old work from home mom to two sons (8 & 5.) I'm married to my best friend, Michael. We've been together for 10 years now. I'm not sure how he's dealt with me this long! I mainly cook for my family and a few close friends. I love them all for being my willing guinea pigs. I'm not the best by any means but I love to try anything new.
My favorite things to cook
Most of the stuff I cook could be considered comfort food. Not the healthiest method of cooking but if I can substitute something with a healthier alternative I'll do so. Growing up my family's weekly menu was pretty small. Venison, chicken, hamburger, veggies - anything my parents could hunt, grow or make. Growing up on a farm definitely had its ups & downs. A variety of food was not in the "up" category. I always wanted to try something new but their income said otherwise. We couldn't afford to try something we didn't like and didn't finish. Now that I can enjoy both homegrown and purchased ingredients, I am willing to try anything new that sounds good to my family and I.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Two sweet potato pies and a turkey are mandatory at Thanksgiving while white chocolate fudge and a ham is a must during Christmastime.
My cooking triumphs
Barbecue pulled pork, venison meatloaf & homemade butter biscuits.
My cooking tragedies
I will never forget the absolute worst thing I have ever cooked, a Manicotti dish. It was right after we got our own place back in 2005 and I was going to be brave and try something that wasn't Hamburger Helper or grilled cheese sandwiches. It had too much basil, the noodles didn't finish all the way and the sauce blackened at the end. We tried to choke it down but ended up getting takeout. Since then, I think my skills have vastly improved!
 
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