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OB Cookie

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OB Cookie  Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon Vinaigrette

We’ve decided that OB Cookie, minus her job as resident at a busy obstetric ward in Dallas (or "baby catcher extraordinaire," as she calls it), is our well-traveled, Texas-based alter ego. She whips egg whites to blow off steam. (Us too!) She could eat a whole hamburger at age one. (Us too!) And most of all, like everyone in this FOOD52 community, she loves nothing more than feeding others, to get home after a long day and get her hands dirty in the kitchen. On her FOOD52 profile page, she asks us: “What greater joy is there than bringing over enchiladas and margaritas for friends on a languid Texas August afternoon?” Our only response is: can we join?

Although OB Cookie has traveled the world -- she lived in Singapore in junior high and Chile for a year in college -- many of her recipes are gleefully, wholeheartedly, unapologetically American. Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon Vinaigrette (pictured above). Spicy Caramel Corn. Malt Ball Pretzel Gooey, Chewy Crunchy Cookies. (Seriously.) And if those don’t entice you (and how could they not?), OB Cookie has her share of intercontinental flavors: Broccoli with Raisins and Pinenuts from Italy, Lamb Meatballs from the Middle East. The recipes we want next? Her Texas-style enchiladas and margaritas. 

Read our profile Q&A with OB Cookie below.

  • What's the strangest food you've ever eaten?
    Raw Beaver Carpaccio in Patagonia, Chile

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    refried beans with all the fixings (that's what moving to Texas did to me)

  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    Le Creuset Dutch Oven

  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:


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Comments (8)


over 3 years ago Giggles

I'm new to the community and I'm happy to get to know you! I look forward to trying some of your recipes. I have a soft spot for Texas (my dad is from there) and it's food.


over 3 years ago Mjp

Ob cookie is both an excellent cook and a wonderful physician-am happy to vouch for both. Truly passionate about her cooking. She loves to share her culinary creations with us all. Thank Food52 for recognizing her. MJP


over 3 years ago Waverly

OB Cookie, Congratulations on being in the spotlight! I concur on your enchillada recipe - please post it right away. We like to eat ours with Carta Blanca.


over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Congrats on the spotlight! It's so fun to learn more about you OB Cookie!


over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

so nice to see you in the spotlight, OB Cookie!


over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Go Texas! So great to see you in the spotlight, catching babies and whipping up kitchen masterpieces. And yes, please tell us your enchiladas! How about this STORM?


over 3 years ago OB Cookie

@sdebrango thanks! it's easy to be sucked into the endless cycle of work, besides my husband says that I'm not allowed to stop cooking or otherwise he'll stop doing all of the other chores. I need all of the help I can get.


over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations OB Cookie on the spotlight, with your busy schedule its amazing that you have time to cook, I really enjoyed the Q&A and your recipes are so much fun.