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Meet the Cook: Mrs. Turkey

Submitted by: suzanne-mcminn on November 13, 2010
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Meet the Cook:  Mrs. Turkey

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Q. What are your favorite things to cook?

A. I love making soups, breads, pies — anything that is easy, quick and simple now-a-days.

Q. How/when did you learn to cook?

A. I watched my mother cook, but I mostly learned …




Say HELLO to Mrs. Turkey!

Q. What are your favorite things to cook?

A. I love making soups, breads, pies — anything that is easy, quick and simple now-a-days.

Q. How/when did you learn to cook?

A. I watched my mother cook, but I mostly learned to cook by trial and error after getting married back in early 60’s. I made a lot of mistakes but that’s how you learn.

Q. Tell us about some of your cooking triumphs.

A. I won second place at a pie contest once. Everyone liked my spaghetti salad when I would take it to church pot luck night.

Q. What was your most memorable cooking tragedy?

A. I’d have to say making pie crust. Took me awhile to master that — so you wouldn’t have to use chisel to eat it.

Q. Describe your kitchen. Do you love it, hate it, and why?

A. My kitchen area is large with a lot of cupboard and counter area. But it lacks a lot of light from windows. I wish it was more lit up without having to always have the lights on. I miss my island I had in another house for my baking counter.

Q. Is your pantry organized and are your kitchen drawers tidy? We need to know.

A. My pantry consists of large tiered shelves bought from Home Depot, in a room with 2 small freezers, washer & dryer. No they aren’t organized. I do organize them, but they tend to get messed up quickly. My kitchen drawers — some are tidy, some are messy!

Q. Do you have any favorite family cooking traditions?

A. Turkey for holidays, bread stuffing, everyone’s favorite pies. Most of all, the family get-togethers.

Q. What is the one gadget (or ten) you couldn’t do without in your kitchen?

A. My Kitchen Aid stand mixer, Cuisinart food processor, good paring knives.

Q. If you had to take one food to a deserted island, what would it be?

A. Pasta — I love pasta of just about any kind.

Q. What is your go-to comfort food?

A. Macaroni and cheese, soup — especially hamburger soup.

Some of Mrs. Turkey’s recipes on Farm Bell Recipes include:
Hamburger Soup
Boston Brown Bread
Maine Baked Beans
Coffee Bars
Custard Pie

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  1. 11-13

    Nice to meet you, Mrs. Turkey.

  2. 11-13

    Thank you Patrice! Nice to meet you also. Isn’t this the most marvelous site? Don’t you just love it? I check in every morning and often during the day.

  3. 11-13

    Good morning, Mrs. Turkey 🙂

    LOVED the Maine Baked Beans!

  4. 11-13

    Good morning CindyP….so glad to read you made the baked beans. Aren’t they marvelous? I have to send some every once in a while to friends in Minnesota & WI. Plan on making your noodle recipe soon. Weather is getting colder here…so chicken soup is calling me…noodles also!

    Mrs. Turkey

  5. 11-13

    Good Morning Mrs.Turkey! Nice to meet you… I dont know where in Maine you are (I’m in NH!)but I have a little country store near me that carries Bumble Bee beans from The Beanery in Exeter, Maine. They make the best baked beans I’ve ever made….mmmm hamburg soup…. i havent made that in a while….

  6. 11-13

    Good Morning to you Jennifer. I am in central Maine not far from Dover-Foxcroft and Exeter region. I have never heard of “The Beanery” nor of Bumble Bee beans. Have heard of Bumble Bee canned tunafish and salmon though. Our weather is getting chilly to let us know what is coming…so baked beans, brown bread, soups etc comes to mind for meals. Thanks for saying hello!

    Mrs. Turkey

  7. 11-13

    Nice to meet you Mrs. Turkey!
    We had a wonderful vacation in Maine some years ago. Oh, to be so close to all that fresh seafood…..

  8. 11-13

    rileysmom……the seafood is a Maine attraction….that’s for sure! We eat our share of it. Cold winter nights call for fish chowdah!
    ha ha

    Mrs. Turkey

  9. 11-13

    Hi Mrs. Turkey! Very nice to meet you. I agree, soup is a good comfort food on really cold days. You can’t beat it for warming you up. Pasta is one of my favorites, too. I’ve been to Maine several times and it’s beautiful. I had the lobster in Kennebunkport and watched the waves come in off the ocean and swoop right up the cliff and over the roof of a hotel. Awesome. Hey, good to get to know you!

  10. 11-13

    NorthCountryGirl….seeing the waves go up and over the roof of hotel must have been spectular. I like going to Bar Harbor to see the ocean and have seafood (lobster & steamers). Beautiful state I live in. Thanks for chatting.

    Mrs. Turkey

  11. 11-13

    Hello Mrs. Turkey, it is nice to meet you! I am looking forward to Thanksgiving as much as it sounds like you are! I can’t wait for turkey, pies, stuffing, and family.

  12. 11-13

    AimeeS….yes I look forward to the family togetherness of holidays…always seems to draw people together. Thanks for chatting AimeeS!
    Mrs. Turkey

  13. 11-14

    Here is a link to what the bumble bee beans look like….

    I also found the address for The Beanery…

    The Beanery
    988 Exeter Road
    Exeter, ME 04435-3226

    COUNTY: Penobscot

    Phone: 207-278-3572

  14. 11-15

    Jennifer..thanks for sending me a link to the Bumble Bee beans. They are similar in shape and color to what I use in baking beans. Name of the beans I use is “Yelloweye” beans. The eye is a lighter shade of brown. One time I hunted for a couple out of state a type of bean they had eaten at a church supper down along the coast called Marx
    perhaps or something like that….brown all over like a kidney bean. Then Maine has Soldier, Jacobs cattle, Pea beans. Such a variety to choose from to bake. Thanks again for link and info. Appreciate it. Mrs. Turkey

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