• Joined July, 2010
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Hello and welcome. I am a stay at home mom and housewife. I have two teeneage boys. David 17 and Shane 16. I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes on the boys and my husband, John Roy. Trying to feed three men on a one income family is definitly a challenge. Add to that I am diabetic so I try to eat fresh foods and keep things healthier for my family. My favorite thing to do is to whip up a meal with whatever I have in the kitchen then use the guys as taste tester. This has turned out great most of the time but I will admit there are some meals that the dog wouldn't even touch. We live in Louisiana. I grew up here and also in Alabama. So southern cooking and outdoor barbques are a must around our house. We love catfish fries, family barbques, and just get togethers in general. We love to go fishing, swiming, hunting, and just being outside. Baking is one of my downfalls. LOL I love to do it and eat it. Not good for a diabetic. This came from growing up around my Granny who baked all the time. When we moved from Alabama to Louisiana we would go back to Alabama and spend the summer with my Granny and Granddad. Granny would have pound cakes, pies, cookies and tons of other sweets ready to eat when we arrived. She cooked a huge southern breakfast every morning that included grits, bacon, sausage, biscuits (which are now known as Granny's ugly biscuits), eggs, with all the trimmings. So guess she is would be to blame for my love of sweets and breakfast. The reason I use BigOven is to keep up with family recipes handed down from one family member to the next. Find new and fun recipes to try out. I love the fact that it shows the nutritional information on each recipe. Some of my favorite foods include desserts. As I noted above I am diabetic so I am looking for ways to enjoy those items but still keep my sugars in control. I love chocolate, cakes, brownies, and just about anything sweet. I love fresh fruit and veggies. Summer time is great because of all the fresh items you can get. I love when the farmer's market opens. My favorites are strawberries, grapes, watermelons, and cantelope. I love corn on the cob, fresh field peas. Oh and can't forget boiled peanuts. Come fall deer is a must, catfish is at least weekly. My youngest son loves to hunt so he is constantly bringing in squirel for frying or dumplings. Rabbit stew is a great cool day meal. As for meals I like pasta, breads, red meats, just about anything with barbque sauce, catfish, crawfish. My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. In my household we always have a big breakfast either on Saturday or Sunday. We usually sleep in until around 8 or 9 am and then get up and make a big breakfast and eat as a family while planning our day.

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Cherry Cheese Pie

Cherry Cheese Pie

[I made edits to this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 8/4/2010
Pimento Cheese Stuffed Burger

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Burger

These look great. I will have to try them because my boyfriend loves Pimento Cheese. I am not sure if there is anywhere to buy it fresh here. If not do you have a recipe you prefer to use? Thanks. — swibirun 7/29/2010
Crockpot Pizza Casserole

Crockpot Pizza Casserole

I love this idea. I use my crockpot often but never thought of making pizza in it. I will be trying this one out on my two teenage boys. Have a great day. — Beachbumette 7/28/2010
John's Delectable Spaghetti

John's Delectable Spaghetti

[I posted this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/28/2010
Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

Great recipe. Wonderful flavor. Pouring gravy made from the drippings over the chicken and rice was amazing. Will be making this often. — Bob630 7/28/2010
Cherry-topped Icebox Cake

Cherry-topped Icebox Cake

[I posted this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/26/2010
Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix

This sounds really good and easy. My boys love it when I make hot cocoa in the winter (or any season LOL) before school. Will have to try this one out. — redneckboy1952 7/26/2010
Potato Salad By Ccheryl

Potato Salad By Ccheryl

Hey made this tonight and it was a hit. Loved the olives in it. Gave it a different but excellent flavor. Will definitely being making this our new potato salad recipe for get togethers. Thanks so much. — CCheryl 7/26/2010
Chicken Fried Burger Surprise

Chicken Fried Burger Surprise

This is something I came up with because my son loves chicken fried anything and I didn't have anything but hamburger meat. Plus the fact that I was craving some cheese. They turned out really good. Everyone liked them. If you come up with any changes or improvements let me know. I love hearing what people change to make it special to them. Hope you enjoy. [I posted this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/26/2010
Granny's Chicken -n- Dumplins

Granny's Chicken -n- Dumplins

[I posted this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/25/2010
Cody and Shane's Venison Breakfast Burritos

Cody and Shane's Venison Breakfast Burritos

[I posted this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/24/2010
Granny's Country Biscuits

Granny's Country Biscuits

[I made edits to this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/23/2010
Left Over Pot Roast Burrito

Left Over Pot Roast Burrito

[I made edits to this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/23/2010
Left Over Pot Roast Burrito

Left Over Pot Roast Burrito

I changed the chili pepper to Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning (a favorite spice in our house) because I was out of chili pepper. Upped the flour a bit and instead of tomato sauce used peeled canned tomatoes. Also with the addition of the creole seasoning omitted the salt. [I made edits to this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/23/2010
Cherry Cheese Pie

Cherry Cheese Pie

[I posted this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/23/2010
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Awesome cookie. I was craving something sweet and quick and found this recipe. So easy and no need for a lot of ingredients. My son and I replaced the sugar with brown sugar which in my opinion makes the cookie delightful. — wvufan1011 7/23/2010
Granny's Country Biscuits

Granny's Country Biscuits

[I made edits to this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/23/2010
Granny's Country Biscuits

Granny's Country Biscuits

I love making these cause they always remind me of home in Alabama but I have yet to make a batch that didn't fall apart as you eat them. They still taste great but just fall apart. I did some research online and found that the possible reason is cutting the shortening to fine. I will see if that helps. There was also a suggestion to chill the shortening. If any one else has any ideas or does something different let me know. Thanks. Tiff [I posted this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/23/2010
Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce

[I posted this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/23/2010
Left Over Pot Roast Burrito

Left Over Pot Roast Burrito

[I posted this recipe.] — TiffanyCrabtree 7/23/2010

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Thank you so much for the medal your a sweety, ya the corn bread is a great idea in the bread machine, especally when its 113 outside, like it is here in palm springs. I had to make corn bread for 60 this monday, so last nite i made 4 loaves, which is 10 large sqaure chunks out of one loaf, and i need to make 3 more, i want to have about 70 pieces, anyhow, how, i also think that if you cook the instant potatoes or use fresh for that matter its more moist, Heres a TIP:Make sure you only use the quick bread or cake setting on your bread maker, or it will mix to much and it will be dryer, Another Tip: TAKE OUT THE MIXER PADDLE AFTER THE MACHINE BEEPS TO PUT IN THE NUTS, THAT WAY YOU WONT HAVE A PADDLE HOLE AT THE BOTTOM, anyhow i hope that you get a new bread maker soon, so you can try this, it might work in the oven to, just havent tried it, thanks again for the medal and you have a wonderful day, CCheryl

3 years ago    CCheryl

Welcome to the BigOven community. I look forward to seeing some of your recipes, especially those for various types of game.

3 years ago    promfh

i hope you like my potato salad, its one of my favs around here, have a great day!

3 years ago    CCheryl

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