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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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Oct. 15, 2013 5:56 am 
Updated: Oct. 15, 2013 8:03 pm
In the Allrecipes Ambassador program this year I was asked to work on a recipe for a Holiday gathering using cheese.   Guess it is time to admit that I have had a lifetime love affair with cheese.  Whew, I feel better now and excited that I can experiment with cheesy goodness. As I have… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2013 2:47 pm 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2013 6:57 pm
Buffalo Gal, What's for dinner tonight, dinner tonight, dinner tonight?  Buffalo Gal, What's for dinner tonight?  Gonna' grill by the light of the moon. I know, I know...it's a corny play on the song from It's a Wonderful Life, but, what can I say?  I guess I'm just goofy like that. I had an… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 25, 2013 9:52 am 
Updated: Aug. 27, 2013 3:56 pm
As an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador I have had an opportunity to work with a variety of brands over the course of my involvement with the program.  My husband has been the lucky recipient of many test recipes.  Some he has liked, some not so much.  The question I usually get from him at… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 31, 2012 6:57 pm 
Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 9:45 pm
Ah….Halloween.   It has always been one of my favorite times of the year.  And, no…it wasn’t just because of the hordes of candy we used to collect and bring home in our overflowing pumpkin buckets.  Well, as a child maybe that was part of it. ; )I like everything about Halloween.  I love… MORE
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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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About Me
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!
 
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