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June Cook

June Cook
Home Town: Sacramento, California, USA
Living In: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Member Since: May 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Wife, mother(3), grandmother(5), great-grandmother(1), caregiver. Live on an old homestead. Love cooking (of course, lol), canning, dehydrating, storing. Have one cat who runs the household. Husband is bed-bound (100% disabled veteran) & he had extensive stomach surgery last year. He also is diabetic, so I've had a crash course in cooking special diets. Cat feels left out ... he wants special diet too (HA!).
My favorite things to cook
Moose stew, any kind of yeast bread, sourdough bread, bread pudding, turkey, chicken, sugar-free desserts, meat loaf, salmon loaf, creamed eggs on toast, rabbit stew with dumplings, lamb chops, hamburger stroganoff, custard, flan, tamales, spaghetti, Christmas eggnog, watermelon pickles, persimmon cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Canning as a family get-together. Cooking on a woodstove. Baking bread. Teaching daughters to cook. Watching daughters teach their daughters how to cook.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving turkey and fresh yeast bread from a wood cookstove. Moose stew with dumplings, slow-cooked on the back of a wood stove. Potato salad. Bread pudding.
My cooking tragedies
Once, while cooking spaghetti on top of the wood cookstove, my teenage daughter put her Nutrogena Soap in the warmer (above the cooking surface. The soap, being a soft soap to begin with, melted and ran down into the spaghetti. Since we were about 15 miles from the nearest town and were limited to the supplies onhand, we ate VERY sweet tasting spaghetti for the next three days, lol.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Spam(R) Puffs
I think these are awesome. Maybe because I grew up during WWII, I don't like prime rib but I love Spam, lol. These are quick, easy to fix, and beloved by grandchildren.

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Reviewed On: May 9, 2012
Watermelon Rind Candy
This is almost identical to the recipe my grandmother gave to me about 60 yrs ago (which someone liberated from my kitchen). Thank you so very much for posting this. A nurse friend had never heard of watermelon pickles and when I told her I was going to make them, she asked her Japanese grandmother if she had ever heard of them. The response was very enthusiastic ... "I haven't tasted them in decades ... tell June if she will send me a pint, I'll give her a pint of berry jam." You have pleased more people than you know.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 9, 2012
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