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happyschmoopies


happyschmoopies
 
Home Town: Sidman, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Camping, Reading Books, Music
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Oct. 31, 2013 7:31 pm 
When I found out this month as an Allstar in the Ambassador program we would be working with Ore-Ida it brought a smile to my face because my husband's pet name for me is Tater Tot and I have always loved that term of endearment because it reminds me of those early days when we first started… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
Growing up I wasn't allowed to do too much cooking in the kitchen. By the time I was out on my own I realized I didn't know how to cook and considered it a chore. Every time I had a dinner party - what should have been fun turned into a stressful event for me. I followed recipes, but, it seemed they never turned out. When I got married , I learned my husband is one of those cooks who never follows a recipe and just seems to "know" what goes together and it turns out wonderful. After watching him, watching all those cooking shows, and this site I suddenly discovered what used to be a chore was now something I loved to do. I found a style of my own and discovered it really is ok to put your own spin on a recipe. My husband used to do most of the cooking and now I cook every night and love it!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook just about everything. Probably my favorite things though are pasta (so versatile) and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Most of our family food traditions revolved around holidays. We always had enough food to feed an army and there was always extra plates set out for friends or coworkers that couldn't be with family. I try to continue that tradition today.
My cooking triumphs
I love to bake - particularly cakes! It's very rewarding when someone takes their first bite of something you made and has the "Oh, yum" face! My cooking triumph was being able to master my Father's favorite cake his Mother used to make him - a Lane cake. I now try to make that for him on Christmas or his birthday.
My cooking tragedies
Probably my biggest problem is with red meat. I used to be a vegetarian, so, trying to cook something very basic like a steak or even a hamburger is very difficult for me. I seem to always overcook them and then they are dry, dry, dry. For now - that may have to stay my husband's job!
Recipe Reviews 398 reviews
Best Baked French Fries
This recipe was fantastic! I cut the recipe in half since it was just my husband and I, but, prepared the rest of the recipe as is. Mine cooked perfectly browned and crisp in the full 40 minutes. I wanted to take a picture, but, they disappeared too quickly! I will definitely be making again. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2015
Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguini
We like our pasta with a little more sauce, so, based on the reviews of others I doubled the sauce except for the pepper. The flavor was fantastic and the pasta and shrimp cooked perfectly. The only downside is the quantity of butter in the dish, so, it wouldn't be something I made every day, but, I would definitely make it again for a special treat.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2015
French Baguettes
This bread was perfect! It was a little sticky, but, after the first rise in the bowl I kneaded it a little with some flour before rolling out into the rectangle and it worked fine. The crust was not ultra crunchy, but, it was slightly crunchy with a chewy interior which is exactly how I expect a French loaf to be. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2015
 
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