• Joined December, 2008
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I like to learn new things, take pictures, teach literacy, walk, sing, laugh and, oh yes, cook!
I love to try new ethnic foods - and especially spicy ones.  Don't have much time to cook after work, so things have to be fast.  I can make lots of things into one-pot meals or crockpot dishes.  I could probably live on garlic and spinach with something chocolatey for dessert.  I like to keep things simple, although I love to learn from seasoned cooks. 

My mother wasn't into cooking when I was growing up, so we always went to the grandmothers' for holiday meals and just brought alcohol.  The wonderful woman who cooked and cleaned for my mother's mother put out an amazing Thanksgiving spread, complete with baked macaroni and cheese (the kind with chunks of crispy cheddar, not the saucy kind) for my brother who couldn't eat turkey, and the BEST fried chicken for my father, who simply loved her fried chicken.  I try to partially mimic those old traditional Thanksgivings now that the older generation has passed away, adding my own eclectic and ethnic recipes - collard greens instead of green beans, cornbread instead of biscuits, apples and sweet potatoes instead of candied yams.  I make corned beef and cabbage in March, braised lamb shanks for Easter, Death by Chocolate Cake for birthdays and anything goes on Christmas - so long as there's baking involved. 

My Most Recent Ratings

Dave Leibovitz' Fresh Ginger Cake

Dave Leibovitz' Fresh Ginger Cake

[I posted this recipe.] — anniem2 1/9/2009
Frankie's Fettucine Alfredo

Frankie's Fettucine Alfredo

[I posted this recipe.] — anniem2 1/4/2009
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

I tried inputting the actual time - 2 minutes active time and 5 minutes total - but the system didn't believe it! FYI, this recipe is 862 calories, so share it with a friend - or try using applesauce instead of some of the oil. Let me know how it turns out. [I posted this recipe.] — anniem2 1/3/2009
Mama's Okra Pickles

Mama's Okra Pickles

How much is a POD of hot pepper sauce? — cookingnCola 1/3/2009
Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

I make a similar dish in the microwave, with chopped apples in the center, brown sugar on top. It is delicious. — RexBoyle 1/3/2009
Smoked Turkey Pea Soup

Smoked Turkey Pea Soup

Alternatively, place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on High for 6-8 hours, then cool and remove the turkey meat from the bones. [I posted this recipe.] — anniem2 1/1/2009
Sharon's Greens, Beans and Grains

Sharon's Greens, Beans and Grains

This is a surprisingly addictive dish. [I posted this recipe.] — anniem2 1/1/2009
Low Fat Chicken Chili

Low Fat Chicken Chili

Another delicious, simple one-pot meal! [I posted this recipe.] — anniem2 1/1/2009
Lentil and Spinach Stew

Lentil and Spinach Stew

[I posted this recipe.] — anniem2 1/1/2009
Double Fudge Saucepan Brownies

Double Fudge Saucepan Brownies

This is the recipe from the back of the old Hershey's chocolate chip package, except that the submitter didn't include the two cups of chocolate chips in the ingredients list. I cut the brownies into 12 large portions, rather than 18 smaller ones. Best brownies, ever, and so simple - it's been my go-to favorite for more than 20 years. 12/30/2008

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