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Joined Date: May 27, 2008
Birthday: Nov 14
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Cooking has always been my favorite thing to do. I cooked my first full meal at the age of 8; pork chops, gravy (a little lumpy), mashed potatoes and canned corn. Since that time I feel I have been joined at the hip with a stove and cooking utensils.
I own about 100 cookbooks and love them all. When I am stressed I get one of my cookbooks and lose myself in recipes. I am a cook who has always put my own spin on any recipe. I have cooked so much that every recipe I can see beyond what is there and add or detract or make figure friendly.
I love to eat at Italian restaurants. My other favorite restaurant is what would be called a "Diner, Drive-in or Dive." We have found some of the best dishes at these type of restaurants. I refuse to eat at a restaurant that when you are through eating you practically need to take out a loan to pay the check. I do not care who the chef is, there is a limit to price.
I am passionate about shopping for food. I love the vegetable department with the multitude of fruits, veggies, and colors. I always start my idea for a meal with the vegetables and I love to include fruit in my desserts.
Cheese is another one of my passions. I love to shop in a good cheese shop and then go to a good wine shop and purchase the perfect wine for the cheese.
I now live in Tracy, CA and visit Olympia, WA. I have daughters and grandchildren in both states.
After working from the age of 14 to age 58 I retired and now spend most of my time with family and friends, as well as being "granny nanny" to my youngest two grandchildren.
I love to cook with pasta and the dishes that everyone asks me to make are Tamale Pie or Potato Salad.
Favorite FoodsAll vegetables
pork and chicken
Mexican and Italian