GROWPEAS Profile - (1616697)


Home Town: Newark, New York, USA
Living In: Victor, New York, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2001
Cooking Level: Beginning
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Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm finally at a point in my life that I can hopefully devote more time to cooking - not just for sustenance, but also for pleasure.
My favorite things to cook
Despite being responsible for my home/family for 20+ years, I don't consider myself a cook. I'm a beginner in all forms of cooking and haven't developed any favorite style. I'd like to learn more about baking, slow cooking, and roasting meat (I struggle with making tender meat). If I had to pinpoint a food style, it would have to be comfort food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother grew up in the depression and much of her cooking style was derived from the 'waste not want not theory'. She worked with basic ingredients and did a lot of her own canning and freezing. I would like to have a comfort level working with fresh ingredients that are cost effective.
My cooking triumphs
The skin on the turkey this past Thanksgiving (2012) was as golden and as crispy as I ever done.
My cooking tragedies
I will never live down the lumpy/paste like mashed potatoes I did several years ago.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Cowboy Cookies III
Good Cookie - easy to put together and bake. I'd give it 5 stars if the cookie were a bit softer.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2006
Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies
Very Good Cookie. They bake up big and soft. I didn't coat with the cinnamon-sugar as suggested, and I'm glad I didn't - these cookies are sweet enough with out them. Also - I used the Splenda Baking Blend in place of the sugar (using 3/4 cup of the Splenda Baking Blend). This is a winner.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2005
No Fail Pound Cake
Easy to make cake and I will definitely try it again. I made the mistake of leaving it in the oven too long and it overbaked. This cake also didn't come out as dense as other pound cakes. But, the recipe is worthy of experimentation. In my book - this is a keeper.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2005

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