• Joined September, 2007
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A hobby I have is to read cookbooks and peruse the internet for good recipes.  I spend many hours a week at this.  I like to take a little from this recipe and a little from that recipe and make it my own since I know well what ingredients I and my family like.  I spend more time looking than cooking since I am a bit of an impatient cook. 

My husband is a chef and cooking for him is a bit difficult at times.  He is one of  those perfectionists in the kitchen and has a natural instinct.  He can take a nibble of something and recite with good accuracy most of the ingredients.

I do most of the cooking and consider "It's ok" from him as a compliment. I love it when I get a "I really enjoyed that".   I am rarely afraid to try something new My favorite foodsand am always looking for one of  those "WOW" recipes.
My favorite foods are shrimp bacon beef  chicken and anything breakfast or dessert.  I consider my cooking more geared towards good taste rather than good for you. 

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and baking little pies from the leftover pie crust with my younger sister is one of my favorite happy memories.

My son who is now 17 has been cooking since he was about 2.  He still experiments in the kitchen with no cheating by following any kind of recipe.  He throws in a lil of this and a lil of that and many times I am quite amazed at the results.

My daughter, 18, loves to eat but is just to busy with her social life to bother much with cooking other than a frozen pizza. She does  stop at home many nights a weekknowing there is always something good waiting for her.

My Most Recent Ratings

Frank's Famous Baking Powder Biscuits

Frank's Famous Baking Powder Biscuits

These were to flat for me. I like my biscuits high and fluffy. They were OK Other than that. — FloridaFantum 9/22/2007
Frank's Famous Sausage Gravy

Frank's Famous Sausage Gravy

I just made the gravy, the biscuits are still baking. I have to say that when I read 1 cup of flour I thought to myself that is wayyy to much. Sure enough it was more like a football and couldn't even stir it. I had to more than triple the milk and water (3 cups ea) and it is still tooo thick. I think about one fourth cup flour would be closer. The flavor is very good though. — Poppysangel 9/22/2007
Onion Soup Roast

Onion Soup Roast

Made this last night,gravy was pretty tasty. I cooked it on the stove top since it is still very hot here and I didn't want to turn on the ac. Turned out well except I had to add extra water to soup and gravy was thin. Just had to thicken it a bit with flour. I was pleased overall. — Expat 9/22/2007
Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

I made this the other day and it was OK. It tasted to me like regular old banana bread except a lil moister than usual. Frankly I was disappointed in it. It may have been because all the raves about it put my expectations way high. Or, it could be that I don't really care for bananas anyway. My husband likes bananas a LOT. But he isn't into desserts all that much. He thought it was just OK also. I probably won't make again — Sherri 9/21/2007
Cola Chicken

Cola Chicken

I have come across similar recipes to this on many occasions reading cookbooks and the net and have always passed it up because it just doesn't sound right if you know what i mean. Tonight I was really tired and my husband was really hungry so I thought I'd try this because it looked easy and all the good comments. My Husband said it was OK which is good from him since he is a chef. I didn't care for it so much. it was rather tart. I probably won't make again. I may however pass it on to my 18 yo daughter who lives on her own. I think this would be a fantastic recipe for new cooks. 9/21/2007
The Best Beef Stroganoff

The Best Beef Stroganoff

Most recipes i have found do not let this dish simmer long enough. I like to cook until the meat is fork tender which seems to be about twice as long as others call for [I posted this recipe.] — sunnyd36 9/21/2007
breaded shrimp scampi

breaded shrimp scampi

All ingredients can be adjusted to taste. This is variable recipe things can be added like worshestishire sauce, hot sauce,clam sauce,red pepper etc [I posted this recipe.] — sunnyd36 9/21/2007
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are AWESOME. I don't like raisin cookies but my husband does. I don't like soft cookies but my husband does. I googled for a oatmeal raisin cooking and came accross the bigoven site. Made these and not only does my husband love these cookies, (He is a chef and is very picky) they made me a convert to raisin soft cookies. — JRWLPC 9/21/2007
gobbledygook

gobbledygook

The most important part is to get the potatoes to desired crispness. The type of pan and personal taste is key. [I posted this recipe.] — sunnyd36 9/21/2007

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God bless you my Sunshine, your husband loves you.

3 years ago    Lionstar

This is an excellent recipe, I will be posting a picture of it soon after making it an hour ago and it fed five people well.

3 years ago    Lionstar

Great recipe, thanks for posting! (PS: It's spelled "Russian" :-))

7 years ago    stevemur

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