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wssmom profile page  muddied meyer martini

  • Wssmom takes a creative and whimsical approach to bring life to everyday cooking. From refreshingly simple dishes like Apple and Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro and Ginger and Glazed Onions with Honey and Sherry to heartier plates of "Backstretch Chef"-Inspired Curry Chicken (with apples and bananas!) and Vegetarian Lentil Chili with Corn and Black Beans, you can tell from her headnotes, ingredients, and instructions that wssmom is having a lot of fun in her Long Island kitchen.

  • Wssmom's imagination blossoms in the cocktail shaker, too. Check out her inventive, seasonal twists on bar favorites: the dirty martini (Muddied Meyer Martini, pictured above with a photo by Sagegreen), hot buttered rum (Holiday Spice Buttered Rum), and piña colada (Carrot Cocktail -- definitely not a purist's version, unless you happen to be Bugs Bunny).

  • For more of wssmom's delicious recipes, see her profile page and fan her here.

  • Read wssmom's profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    Chocolate-covered ants (I am not making this up)

    What do you cook when home alone?
    Mark Bittman's recipe for pasta with zucchini

    Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    Paring knife

    Your ideal meal:
    Anything involving crab, fresh corn on the cob, vine-ripe tomatoes and pinot grigio 

    Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    Someday I would like to splurge and purchase organic grass-fed ribeye steak to grill

    The number of bottles of wine you own:
    Holding steady at 6 

    The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:

    Kitchen pet peeve:
    Having to search for various implements the husband put back in the wrong place

    Your favorite cookbook:
    My brand-new copy of the The Essential New York Times Cookbook! (Waiting for a chance to get it autographed)

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Comments (16)


over 4 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Yay wssmom! So, so great to see you in the spotlight!


over 4 years ago mcs3000

A cook who can also make mean cocktails = awesome. Congrats, @wssmom!


over 4 years ago Midge

Nice to see you in the spotlight wssmom! Look forward to making your time-machine pudding.


over 4 years ago gingerroot

Congrats! Great seeing you in the spotlight!


over 4 years ago SKK

Give Zelda a hug for me - does she have kids?


over 4 years ago wssmom

F. Scott and "Papa" ...


over 4 years ago wssmom

So I get back after a ridiculously long day and turn on the laptop just now to see if my latest photos for the tart contest are at all worthy of publishing (almost, thanks to the foodpickler advice!!) and I say, 'Wait a minute.I know that goat. Wait a minute. That's me. Wait ... OMG!!!" Thanks for all the great comments. I am so delighted to be a part of this amazing community! p.s. her name is Zelda


over 4 years ago healthierkitchen

Hi wssmom!


over 4 years ago SKK

I love your recipes, your sense of humor and your goat!


over 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Congrats! It's great to see you in the spotlight. You have some really great recipes!


over 4 years ago lapadia

Congrats & Great to see you shining in the spotlight! I tested wssmom's Crusty Dinner Rolls for an Editors' Pick and the recipe is easy, versatile and delicious...check them out!


over 4 years ago Lizthechef



over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Love to see people having fun in the kitchen and doing some good cookin' along the way! Cute goat!


over 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

What is the goat's name?


over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Yay, wssmom! So nice to see you in the spotlight!


over 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So nice to see a fellow Long Islander in the spotlight--congratulations!