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Home Town: Ohio, USA
Living In: Everson, Washington, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Hanging at my favorite place
About this Cook
I am quasi-retired and live on a 26-acre hay-producing farm with my husband,one dog,four barn cats and ten chickens for farm-fresh eggs :) Farm living is in my blood, having spent many a summer at my grandparents' farm in Vermont. Especially in the big square kitchen! My grandmother was a wonderful cook and passed down that legacy of love to me. My two grown sons and youngest daughter like to cook as well.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake as it feels more creative to me, especially shaping bread dough into twists and rounds such as stollen and bubble bread. I also like to make desserts, though I am terrible at frostings! Jello ideas are fun:)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Easter ham with a honey mustard glaze, served with artichokes; and my grandmother's huge Thanksgiving spreads that included pan-fried venison as well as turkey and five different kinds of fruit pies. For Christmas, a sweet bread shaped like a partridge w/sliced almonds for feathers.
My cooking triumphs
The golden partridge bread described above; mediterranean chicken for 20 ppl that I found on this site (a smash hit with kudos from a professional chef!)
My cooking tragedies
Have you ever burned Jello?? OK so I was in my 20s! ;)
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Nutella® Hazelnut Cookies
My Marine daughter loves Nutella, so when she was deployed last year, I sent her a batch which she loved :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2014
Beef and Guinness(R) Stew
WOW!! I made this for my husband & I on St. Patrick's Day and I agree, Guinness surely makes that toasty malt flavor addition a delight to the salivary glands :) I did thicken the sauce a bit with cornstarch at the end of cooking as it was still too thin for me. My husband raved about it & doesn't want to wait for another St. Patrick's Day to come around before enjoying it again:) Neither do I---thank you so much, Chef John!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2014
Seafood Fettuccine
I chose this recipe because it listed both shrimp and scallops in the ingredients, and I had never cooked scallops before. Result---ABSOLUTELY MOUTHWATERINGLY FANTASTIC!! I used half-n-half instead of the heavy cream, and perhaps that's why the sauce took a while to thicken, even with adding corn starch. Regardless, kudos to the chef and thank you!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 14, 2014
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