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Did Your Mom Repeatedly Cook a Dish You Despised?

My mom is really a good cook, with the following exceptions: The two things she made for us that I couldn't stand growing up were corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes boiled in a pot on top of the stove, with the corned beef fat glistening at the top. Tasted worse than it smelled, if that's possible. The other thing she'd do, and I would dread, was when she'd cook steaks in the broiler. Shoe leather with salt and pepper is what resulted. But my dad was a meat and potatoes man, and he loved it. I'm 53 now and still can't stand corned beef, and if I eat a steak, it's in a restaurant. I leave that to the experts!

Feb 24, 2012
NurseMom17 in General Topics

Mark McClusky's DIY American Cheese

Why bother? Kraft tastes just fine!

Feb 12, 2012
NurseMom17 in Recipes

Chili left out overnight question!

When in doubt, throw it out!

Feb 11, 2012
NurseMom17 in General Topics

Kale and Mushroom Stroganoff

Did anyone at Chow really make this before publishing the recipe? If so, then please explain how you wilted the kale in a dry skillet in which the onions and flour were slowly turning dry and brown. There was absolutely no moisture in which to wilt anything except my patience. I used some of the mushroom soaking liquid to create steam. That did the trick, along with a few other work-arounds I created. End result? Delicious. Your instructions? Not in the "easy" category at all. That's why I gave you a one star demerit.

Jan 31, 2012
NurseMom17 in Recipes