Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

On-the-Go Mom Stirs Up Easy Dish

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

On-the-Go Mom Stirs Up Easy Dish

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LORRAINE GALLOWAY CAN be forgiven for throwing away more than a few of her first cooking efforts. She was, after all, only 11 years old.

And she was a perfectionist. "I'd make cakes from scratch, but I'd get frustrated because I could never frost them without getting the crumbs in the icing. I threw stuff away all the time, because everything had to be just right with me," she says.

Today, 20-some years later, "I'm a lot easier on myself. Now we eat anything."

That's because anything Galloway makes is wonderful, according to Judy Greffet of south St. Louis County, who nominated her friend to be featured in What's Cooking.

Galloway "is a fantastic cook. . . . One taste of anything she's made and you're hooked," Greffet wrote.

The two women met several years ago through their sons, who are on the same hockey team in Affton. All three of Galloway's sons - 12-year-old Jamie, 11-year-old Warren and 9-year-old Michael - play hockey, "so it's go, go, go all the time," Galloway says.

She also has a 3-year-old daughter, Hannah, to help keep her on the go, even when she's at home.

Home for this busy family - which also includes Galloway's husband, Christopher, three horses and a yellow lab named Indy - is 36 acres near Fenton.

Although they've been there nearly seven years, Galloway only recently got going on the gardening she has "been dying to do" since the family moved here from Jefferson City.

However, she has managed to set aside some time for the sewing, quilting, basket-making, needlepointing and other crafts she also enjoys. One of her current projects is making and filling an Italian food basket to be auctioned off at "A Taste of Italy" on Sunday at the Adam's Mark Hotel to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Little wonder Galloway doesn't entertain as much as she would like. Still, she always seems to find plenty of excuses to cook up special dishes for her family and friends.

It might be a hockey team party, where pizzas are always popular - and where they're always homemade, despite the fact that Galloway's husband owns several Domino's pizza stores.

It might just be an informal get-together, where Galloway brings out the Hungarian nut rolls she figured out how to make from her aunt's scribbled recipe notes, or the hot artichoke-spinach dip she re-created from an appetizer she had at a Dallas restaurant. …

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