New? Register Here    Lost your Password?

Meet the Cook: mommafox


Post by community member:

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

See all of Sharon’s recipes!

Do you have a recipe post or kitchen-related story to share on the Farm Bell blog? See Farm Bell Blog Submissions for information and to submit a post.

Want to subscribe to the Farm Bell blog? Go here.

Comments Leave a Comment
| Subscribe to my feedSubscribe
Posted by on May 20, 2011 | Permalink  

Other posts you may enjoy:


3 comments | RSS feed for comments of this post

  1. 5-20

    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

    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

    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!

Leave a Comment

You must be registered to post a review or comment.

Already registered? Use the login form at the top of the page.

Search Farm Bell Recipes

If searching multiple ingredients, separate each with a comma (xx, xx).

Browse Tags

4th-of-July American Amish Appalachian Asian bake-sale birthday candy cast-iron-skillet Chinese chocolate Christmas Christmas Cookie comfort-food Country-Style Cuban Danish Derby-Day Dutch Easter easy egg-free electric-skillet Fall Feingold-safe Filipino Finnish flowers football French garden German Greek Halloween Hawaiian healthy holiday Italian jam make-ahead Mennonite Mexican microwave Moroccan New Years no-bake no-cook no-knead Oriental picnic Polish Puerto Rican quick sausage Scandanavian soup Southern Southwest spicy Spring Summer Tex-Mex Thai Thanksgiving Traditional vanilla zucchini

If you would like to help support the overhead costs of this website, you may donate. Thank you!

We Want to Meet You

Farm Bell Recipes is all about you! If you're a member of our community and have been submitting recipes and/or blog posts to Farm Bell Recipes, we want to meet you!
Go to Meet the Cook and submit the form to be featured.

Canning Tutorials

Recent Reviews and Comments

Latest on the Forum

The Farmhouse Table

The Canning Pot

Sign up for the
Chickens in the Road Newsletter

Thanks for being part of our community!