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Meet the Cook: mommafox

May
20

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Say hello to Sharon from SW Iowa!


Food interests: Trying to go for more healthier foods.

Hobbies: Scrapbooking, gardening, trying new recipes.

Q. What are your favorite things to cook?
I don’t really have a favorite thing, but my family always likes it when I experiment with desserts.

Q. How/when did you learn to cook?
In my pre-teens. My Mom was sick for several years and died when I was 15 years old. I had a sister 3 years younger, so I had to step up to be chief cook and bottle washer.

Q. Tell us about some of your cooking triumphs.
I think having to be the main cook so early in my life, it was a triumph to cook, clean, look after my younger sister and have time for a SOCIAL life!!


Q. What was your most memorable cooking tragedy?
When I was putting a HUGE chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake in the oven and the bottom of the spring-form pan wasn’t seated into the ring. I hit the top of the oven and the bottom came out and cheesecake batter went into every nook and cranny that was in that oven!!


Q. Describe your kitchen. Do you love it, hate it, and why?
I don’t hate it, but it is nowhere big enough for anyone else to help in there. When I win the lottery all that will change.

Q. Is your pantry organized and are your kitchen drawers tidy? We need to know.
What pantry space I have is organized and my kitchen drawers are tidy–except the infamous “junk” drawer. You name it, it is in there.

Q. Do you have any favorite family cooking traditions?
Thanksgiving stays pretty much the same every year. For our annual family get-together, I always have to bring the Calico-bean casserole I have made for who knows how many years.

Q. What is the one gadget (or ten) you couldn’t do without in your kitchen?
My mini chopper, a good sharp knife or two, my Mom’s iron skillet, and my Bunn coffee pot. There are a lot I have become attached to, but I could get along without them–if I had to.

Q. If you had to take one food to a deserted island, what would it be?
Dunkin’ Donuts coffee!

Q. What is your go-to comfort food?
For me, it’s salt and vinegar potato chips.

Some of Sharons’s favorite recipes that she’s contributed to Farm Bell Recipes include:

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Hot Apricot Pepper Jelly/Cream Cheese Appetizer




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  1. 5-20
    8:32
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    Profile photo of Pete

    Very pleased to “meet” you, momma! And that cheesecake in, around, and through the oven thing sounds like something I would do!

  2. 5-20
    10:41
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    Profile photo of Sharon mommafox

    And it didn’t deter me either. I went to the store and bought more cream cheese and started all over again. AFTER I cleaned up the mess!!!

  3. 5-20
    2:17
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    Profile photo of rileysmom

    So nice to “meet” you Sharon!
    Not sure that I could have started over after spilling the cheesecake….I think I would have picked a store bought cheesecake and a bottle of wine!

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