• Joined February, 2009
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Living on 10 acres there is a lot of land for growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Thats where I got my passion for cooking, and of course having a family who loves to eat what I cook. I work full time at the Post Office and still have time to work the garden. We also have a vineyard of about 120 grapes vines. I love preserving foods. I love canning my tomatoes all kinds of ways to make good soups in the winter and love the fresh taste. I also love juicing fresh vegetables and dehyrating them as well. The greatest thing I grow for cooking is herbs. I cant cook without my rosemary, sage, basil, chives, mint..... shall I go on. It makes everything taste better.

I love mexican food the best, with just fresh vegetables up next. You can do anything with them. All through my life no matter where everyone lives, we all get together for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH! The great food that comes from my kitchen with all the helping hands. LOVE IT! Cooking is a great thing for everyone. Even if someone thinks they can't do anything or they don't  have any friends, they should try cooking. It will be bring people around.  Such a great hobby and lifestyle.

 

My Most Recent Ratings

Scalloped potatoes

Scalloped potatoes

Awesome flavors in this recipe. I posted this recipe — aphilbeck8 11/2/2014
White Chicken Enchiladas

White Chicken Enchiladas

Love different ways to make chicken enchiladas I did add some cumin to the chicken mixture, and topped it with fresh cilantro after taking it out of the oven. — sarahabest 6/30/2014
Grilling: Smashed Potatoes

Grilling: Smashed Potatoes

I make these in the oven until they are roasted, Oh So GOOD! Making on grill will be good too. Cant wait to try. — SeriousEatsRecipes 5/20/2014
Chicken bundles

Chicken bundles

Made this tonight. It was very good, Had a leftover hen and used the meat for this. tasted like chicken! — aphilbeck8 5/16/2014
Ground Beef Casserole

Ground Beef Casserole

Really too plain for me, but still a great base for an easy meal. Added lots of chopped home grown garlic, pepperoni, fresh basil and parsley, and some seasoned salt. Used mozz. and Cheddar cheeses. Garlic is the key to this recipe. I also used my canned tomatoes from my garden! — vanced1 4/15/2014
Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll

I don't know why I was afraid to make this recipe. I usually can make anything but this one has been on my try soon way too long. Made it, loved it and it was so easy. Thanks for posting this, will be making a lot. — numberpet 1/31/2014
Carrot Soup With Orange, Ginger, And Tarragon

Carrot Soup With Orange, Ginger, And Tarragon

I wanted to review this beforw I actually made it because It sounds wonderful! I just love Tarragon in chicken soups (even though there is no chicken in this). I am adding ginger and garlic to this soup. Thanks for posting, and Im sure to give another review after I fix it tomorrow! — vogelap 10/13/2013
Carey's German Decadent Chocolate Cake

Carey's German Decadent Chocolate Cake

YAY! What an awesome cake. Cant wait to make again for Thanksgiving. You got a medal for this one, chef! — pdxbodyworx 9/30/2013
Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

Browned the chicken and potatoes in my cast Iron skillet, Used my Fresh Homegrown rosemary and garlic (and lots of it). , and after browning added my canned chicken stock placed in oven at 375 for about an hour right in the skillet. OH How Yummy. Rosemary is now my favorite herb. Thanks for posting! (Used chicken boneless chicken breasts). — Hypercarbon 9/20/2013
Bloomin' Onion Bread

Bloomin' Onion Bread

Very Good. Served with Blooming onion sauce as well. Using a bread knife was a great way to cut this bread! — aldrichmh 9/3/2013
Fluffy Pancakes

Fluffy Pancakes

Made this this morning with great OOOZ and AHHHZ from my family! I added vanilla bean paste to the mixture. Thanks for posting! 8/17/2013
Baked Pork Chops with Steamed Carrots and Zucchini

Baked Pork Chops with Steamed Carrots and Zucchini

Used Pork Tenderloin chops, With potatoes, onions, parsley, thyme all from my garden. used my canned chicken stock too. Oh So Good and what a fresh taste. — Mikail 8/1/2013
Sue's Blueberry Cobbler

Sue's Blueberry Cobbler

BERRY BERRY Good. Added some homemade vanilla extract, and topped with homemade whipped creme! Will add a pic later! Its kinda like a dumpcake made from scratch! — akoulouras 8/1/2013
Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

What an abundance of zucchini I have. Been drying a lot in my dehydrator making zucchini chips, so this recipe is just what I needed. Thanks for posting, We loved it. Will be making more. — Love7721 7/31/2013
Lewis' Orchard Peach Pie

Lewis' Orchard Peach Pie

Went a little heavy on the cinnamon. Such A great peach pie recipe. My husband doesn't like a top pie crust. He wants to taste more of the fruit. Matter of Opinion. LOL I gave you a medal for this one. Thanks! — Beachbumette 7/21/2013
Pork Tenderloin with fresh herbs

Pork Tenderloin with fresh herbs

i posted this recipe, I hope you enjoy! — aphilbeck8 7/16/2013
Back to Quick Vegetables Sauteed with Corn, Bacon and Scallions

Back to Quick Vegetables Sauteed with Corn, Bacon and Scallions

Very good. Used some fresh corn for this. Just scraped it off the cob. The scallions and red pepper were great on this. Thanks for posting. — LauraSA 7/9/2013
Sausage Meat and Spinach Pasta

Sausage Meat and Spinach Pasta

Very good recipe. Used my home grown onion and added lots of my garlic in this recipe. Used my home canned chicken stock too. Added some white wine as well. So very good and tasty. Thanks for posting this awesome recipe that is easy to be modified as well. — laurence 7/9/2013
DropKick Murphy Burgers

DropKick Murphy Burgers

All I can say Is YUMMO! Just cooked them on the grill and served with all kinds of toppings out of the garden. MMMMMMMM So Good! Gave you a medal as well. — venaas13 7/4/2013
Perfect Peach Pie

Perfect Peach Pie

I made this but I made my own pie crust! My husband doesnt like pie crust on the top. This was really good. I got rave reviews from my family and friends. Addin some vanilla bean paste to the peaches really added some awesome flavor. Thanks for posting. am posting a pic as well. 7/2/2013

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Thank you for the medal. So glad that you enjoyed!!! : )

1 years ago    MamaDelilah

Hello Ann, I am humbled by the fact that you would value my opinion! As for tarragon — it would work wonderfully in Mama Leah's Chicken Soup. Even though my personal Polish tastes might prefer dill, fresh tarragon and dill are quite interchangeable in most recipes. A local Greek dinner I frequent uses fresh tarragon sprigs in their homemade chicken stock. They clarify some of the stock to make a tarragon infused chicken consommé which I love...and, before she passed away, I couldn't visit my maternal grandmother without bringing her a large container of their Avglemono soup who's lemony flavor was complemented perfectly by the subtle tarragon infusion. Also, for tarragon variations on some your recipes: I think some fresh tarragon, maybe a squeeze of lemon juice, would make wonderful additions to your Chicken Breasts in Caper Sauce. Substitute fresh tarragon for the basil in your Herbed Shrimp Pasta. Your Corn on the Cob with Herbed Butter — our family uses tarragon butter on many roa

2 years ago    sgrishka

Thanks so much for the medal! We also garden and there's nothing like the fresh veggies from the garden. I'm so glad you enjoyed the spaghetti recipe. Thanks again.

2 years ago    Beachbumette

Thanks for your coments Ann, Being from the South we eat lots of corn bread. This is the one we use most of the time.

2 years ago    jbham43

Hi Ann, thank you so much for your comment on the Kindle Fire app. Glad you love it! As for Apple Crisp, here's one that has gotten very good remarks from lots of folks. Haven't tried it myself yet but sgrishka has a consistently winning record with his posted recipes...

2 years ago    stevemur

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