Living in the City but a Country Girl at heart!

  • Location: VA
  • Favorite foods: Usually Mediterranean, and Soul Food!!!
  • Last bite on earth: something with chocolate.

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Cook the Book: 'Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Cookbook'

Emphora's 24 hr diner! There pancakes are great at 1am!!

Cook the Book: 'L.A.'s Original Farmers Market Cookbook'

My favorite farmers market is in my small hometown. They shut off one of the main streets on saturdays!! Good food there, I especially love the honey vendor!

Cook the Book: ''Wichcraft'

BEEF ON WICK!!! since moving to VA.. i miss beef on wick.. a very simple sandwich but amazingly delicious!!

Cook the Book: The Essence of Chocolate

i would have to say, a European Hot Chocolate.. SO rich and incredibly thick!!!

Cook the Book: Jamie at Home

my new favorite hearty winter dish is, Buffalo Chicken Chili Mac!!

Cook the Book: 'Martha Stewart's Cooking School'

I absolutley LOVED her article on Buckles, Grunts, Crisps and Cobblers. Her Berry Grunt is divine!

Cook the Book: 'Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics'

It would have to be Hot Ham and Cheese sandwichs. Made with a combo of minced onions, mayo, and mustard for the sauce. They are comfort food!!

Cook the Book: 'The Cook's Country Cookbook'

I'd have to say Baked Macaroni and Cheese, with the cracker crumb topping!!!! America's Test Kitchen has the best recipe for this!

Cook the Book: 'Giada's Kitchen'

Lots of garlic, and fresh heirloom tomatos, with different varieties of mushrooms!!! Yum!!

Cook the Book: 'The Modern Baker'

I think the best baking success I had was the first time I made an apple pie by myself. I must have been 15, and had previously started making pies, but always had to enlist the help of my mother, who always seemed to bake pies that came out perfect. When I baked that apple pie and it came out perfect, that was a great feeling!!

Cook the Book: 'Olives and Oranges'

I would definitly have to say Homemade Potato Wedges with just a little bit of shredded cheese on top! America's Test Kitchen has a great recipe!!

Cook the Book: 'A Platter of Figs'

I cannot wait for NY apples! They really are the best apples you will ever find!! This year I'm planning to bake several apple pies and apple crisp and also apple butter!!

Recently my mom gave me some zucchini and squash from her garden and I just sauteed that in a cast iron skillet with a little olive oil, kosher salt and cracked pepper. YUM!!!

Cook the Book: 'Chocolate Epiphany'

this book sounds fantastic!
I would go for a decadent double chocolate cheesecake! Preferably, the one mentioned in Bon Appetit's magazine entitled, Deep Dark Chocolate Cheesecake! And I would definitly need a cup of coffee to go with that!!! :D

Cook the Book: 'The Best Barbecue on Earth'

Well, I've never been outside of the US, but some friends in the church I attend are always smoking something!!! They make brisket a lot, and it's very tastey! For thanksgiving they brought a smoked turkey. I was left speechless!! But if I could go anywhere for BBQ I would first hit up Texas, then Memphis, then North Carolina!!! but for now I'll be content with my friends smoked brisket and turkey :D

Cook the Book: 'Sweety Pies'

I remember in Western NY where I grew up, my best friend and I would go strawberry picking with her family. After spending an hour or so in the fields, we would head back to the house, pull some rhubarb from the garden and make Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie!!! It was the best pie I've ever had! The crust was a simple Betty Crocker recipe, but somehow it was just soooo delicious! Truly made with love!


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