• Joined November, 2008
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I love to cook.  Learned from my grandmother (who actually cooked on a wood stove until the late 1960's!, when I was in high school) and being the oldest child of two working parents, I did much of the family cooking as I was growing up.  I have a fairly large collection of cookbooks, but now tend to use the web for finding recipes to prepare


My partner  and I are RV'ers, so I have had to learn to cook in a small kitchen while on the go.  I am always on the lookout for crockpot recipes, because the crockpot is one of the greatest tools in the RV galley.

I  enjoy fall and winter, because I love to make and eat soups and breads.

I love salmon during grilling season, and shellfish anytime!

My Most Recent Ratings

Ginger-Glazed Salmon Steak on Basil Mashed Potatoes

Ginger-Glazed Salmon Steak on Basil Mashed Potatoes

Delicious! Don't usually pair salmon with mashed potatoes, but this really worked well. 10/4/2014
Israeli Couscous Mediterranean Style

Israeli Couscous Mediterranean Style

Very good! — SkibumWi 9/24/2014
Braised Turkey Thighs

Braised Turkey Thighs

Very easy to prepare and nice flavor in the meat. I used the broth option, but will try it again with the red wine. I subbed fresh rosemary and fresh sage for the dried. I will also add some carrots next time. 9/27/2010
Roast Chicken with Spiced Mushroom and Winter Vegetable Stuffing

Roast Chicken with Spiced Mushroom and Winter Vegetable Stuffing

I am rating this on technique and taste. I made a major change to the stuffing, but it turned out great! I subbed cooked, brown rice for the bread, and used toasted slivered almonds instead of hazelnuts. The spices were perfect and the gravy delicious! I will be making this again, and will try the bread version :) — tyson 12/7/2008
Sugar Free Condensed Milk

Sugar Free Condensed Milk

Now I can make some of those desserts I used to make that call for condensed milk. This works great. It is a little thin when first made, but I let it sit overnight in the refrigerator and it thickened up nicely! — promfh 11/29/2008
Pot Roast with Bacon-Chili Gravy

Pot Roast with Bacon-Chili Gravy

Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans [I posted this recipe.] — mikekey 11/28/2008
Starbucks Spiced Holiday Coffee

Starbucks Spiced Holiday Coffee

I have never had this at Starbucks (I don't go there), so I can't compare, but this recipe is good. I used a microwave milk frother, and topped it with some frothed milk. A nice "seasonal" drink. 11/27/2008
Applesauce Cinnamon Muffins

Applesauce Cinnamon Muffins

I love the chewy texture the oat bran and whole-wheat flour give these, and the flavor is great. I did cut the oil and honey to 1/3 cup each with no adverse effects. Will be making these again! 11/23/2008
Brown and Wild Rice Pilaf with Porcini and Parsley

Brown and Wild Rice Pilaf with Porcini and Parsley

This is an easy way to dress up plain brown rice. The only change I made was subbing fat-free, low sodium chicken broth for the water to cook the brown rice in. Went well with a chicken breast and buttered carrots. Will be making this again. 11/22/2008
Coconut-Pineapple Banana Bread

Coconut-Pineapple Banana Bread

Instead of walnuts, substitute chopped macadamias for a more tropical flavor [I posted this recipe.] — mikekey 11/21/2008
Cranberry Crab Cakes

Cranberry Crab Cakes

NOTE: Frozen whole cranberries can be used. No need to thaw. Makes 12 cakes. Serving=2 cakes. [I posted this recipe.] — mikekey 11/21/2008
Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

Healthy [I posted this recipe.] — mikekey 11/21/2008
Chicken Asiago

Chicken Asiago

[I posted this recipe.] — mikekey 11/21/2008

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