• Joined March, 2010
  • Intermediate Home Cook
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Cooking to me is an adventure that I tackle everyday, as do most. I am a farm girl who grew up in my mother’s kitchen learning the tricks-of-the-trade and developing my own special recipes. Although I don’t reside on the farm anymore I still cook up some of the best home cooked food around due to the teaching of my mother, researching cookbooks and help from friends all over.

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Oven-Braised Brisket and Onions

Oven-Braised Brisket and Onions

Simply superb! I made this for when my Mom and Dad when they came to visit us. Everyone raved and I think my Dad would have kissed you sgrishka had you been here. Thanks for another wonderful recipe. — sgrishka 5/25/2012
Apple Almond Bars

Apple Almond Bars

Followed the instructions to the letter and it was sooo worth it! These bar cookies were delicious and reminded me of my Grams. A new family favorite! — sgrishka 5/25/2012
Chocolate Whirls

Chocolate Whirls

I was surprised at at how well these cookies turned out. They were absolutely wonderful! — sgrishka 5/25/2012
Grandma's Chocolate Cake

Grandma's Chocolate Cake

Our family really loves this cake. I've made it many times now and it always turns out rich and delicious. — sgrishka 5/25/2012
Grandma's Chocolate Cake

Grandma's Chocolate Cake

We love this old-fashioned chocolate cake, it's sooo delicious! . I've made it several times and it has never failed me. It’s rich, light and very delectable. — sgrishka 1/25/2012
Brined Roast Chicken

Brined Roast Chicken

Excellent roast chicken! My family loved it. — sgrishka 1/25/2012
Breaded Filet Of Sole

Breaded Filet Of Sole

This was delicious and so easy to make. It will definitely be a favorite. Thanks for sharing. — stevemur 10/19/2011
Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese

My kind of mac-n-cheese. Simple and delicious! — sgrishka 10/19/2011
Beer-Battered Fish

Beer-Battered Fish

Very nice recipe! We liked it a lot! — krolfe206 10/19/2011
Chocolate Eclair Cake

Chocolate Eclair Cake

Family really enjoyed this recipe. Very tasty. Would definitely make this again! — sgrishka 10/19/2011
Watercress Emulsion

Watercress Emulsion

Family really enjoyed this recipe. Very tasty. Would definitely make this again! 10/19/2011
Pete's ROMANIAN CABBAGE SOUP

Pete's ROMANIAN CABBAGE SOUP

This soup was fantastic. It was super easy to prepare and the final product was sooo yummy! Thanks for the great recipe! — videomaker2000 3/31/2011
Garlic Butter Baked Crab Legs

Garlic Butter Baked Crab Legs

Loved this dish! So easy, yet so tasty. A real winner. Thanks — kittie82 3/31/2011
No-knead Bread

No-knead Bread

Absolutely wonderful, and easy to make! I have made this bread several times and it has turned out wonderfully every time. It's a delicious bread recipe that my family loves! — vogelap 3/31/2011
Wilted Spinach Salad

Wilted Spinach Salad

I served this with our pork chop dinner and it was wonderful! I didn't have Truvia but used Equal instead. It was really tasty and easy. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe. — Loshebo 3/31/2011
Pan Haggerty

Pan Haggerty

My stepsisters grandmother was English and often made this for use when we were kids. I served this with our pork chop dinner and it was a HUGE hit! Thank you so much for this delicious recipe. — sgrishka 3/31/2011
Polish Apple Crepes

Polish Apple Crepes

I wasn't to sure about buckwheat, then there was this really long list of ingredients, but Oh ... My ... Gosh! ... This was fantastic! The crepes were rich and had a slightly nutty flavor, the apple filling was fabulous, the perfect complement to the crepes and the mascarpone topping was to die for!!! I'll be using this topping for many more recipes. There is just so much deliciousness going on in this dish, I thought my taste buds were going to explode! — sgrishka 3/31/2011
Roast Turkey

Roast Turkey

For Thanksgiving this year we prepared three different turkeys. Our traditional stuffed roast turkey, a smoked turkey and for the first time we brined a turkey using this recipe (I'm a huge Alton Brown fan). I followed the directions exactly and the results were INCREDIBLE! The turkey was beautiful and perfectly cooked. The skin was crunchy and aromatic, the moistness of the meat was unbelievable, and the flavors were subtle and balanced. Even the leftovers remained moist and savory. The only issue I had was when some of the juices started smoking while cooking at 500°. That made me a little nervous but once that 30 minutes was up there were no more issues! Thanks for posting this excellent recipe and for making our Thanksgiving yummy! — hchavez 11/28/2010
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Absolutely fantastic! This recipe was very simple and couldn't be easier to make. The sauce had that thick, fudgy consistency that a good hot fudge sauce is supposed to have, had loads of intense chocolaty flavor and went extremely well with our homemade sundaes and banana splits. It was a big hit with my family and beats store bought sauce hands down! — sgrishka 11/28/2010
Chocolate Pecan Torte

Chocolate Pecan Torte

I made two of these tortes for Thanksgiving, one plain and one with the ganache and pecan topping. Both were absolutely fabulous and made an excellent (albeit rich) ending to our holiday dinner. I followed recipe exactly using cognac and a mixture of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate. While it took a little bit of time and effort to make, it was really quite easy and the tortes turned out perfect. I served them with whipped cream and a raspberry sauce (made from frozen raspberries and more cognac) on the side. My guests LOVED the tortes! And I did too. — sgrishka 11/28/2010

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3 years ago    Loshebo

I am pleased that you liked my families Polish Apple Crepes recipe. Thank you for the medal and the generous recipe review. I appreciate them and your wonderful comments immensely and I'm truly humbled by your kindness!

3 years ago    sgrishka

Thanks so much for the medal of the photo! Made for a great Thanksgiving turkey. Hope you're enjoying BigOven!

3 years ago    stevemur

Thanks so much for the medal and I'm glad you liked the pie!

4 years ago    Beachbumette

Sure glad you liked the Milan cookies! Thank you for the medal, sweet of you!

4 years ago    ellie36

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