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Sandy G.

Sandy G.
Home Town: Austin, Texas, USA
Living In: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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St. Patrick's Day Green Tea Mint Cookies
Baby bib cake
About this Cook
I'm a wife and mama that cooks out of both necessity and for enjoyment. I prefer to bake and leave the grilling to my husband. Most of my great recipes come from my mom who is known as a wonderful cook. I'm constantly trying to cook a little healthier for my family than I grew up eating as a child. However I'm still a sucker for mom's chicken tetrazini recipe and her "White enchiladas".
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. I make cakes and icing from scratch (my favorite part is dying the icing new colors and decorating). I also enjoy making and decorating sugar cookies, cheesecakes and apple pie for my appreciative husband.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every fall when we would have our first "Norther" blow in, Mom would bake us pumpkin pie. Since we live in Texas, the first Norther isn't a sure sign of permanent cool weather. Sometimes if we were lucky we could talk her into baking us pumpkin pie a couple of times in the fall :) Now that I have a little family of my own I hope to carry on with the fall pie tradition.
My cooking tragedies
My first solo baking experience was somewhat of a disaster. I made brownies when I was about 10 years old and read right past "sugar" on the ingredient list. I realized my error as my younger brothers licked the beaters and complained loudly asking if I had put any sugar in the brownies. I thought they were just being mean but admitted that no, I hadn't. Since then I have improved drastically and always check twice through my ingredient list!
Recipe Reviews 33 reviews
Summer is Here Triple Berry Peach Pie
A really tasty pie! I did not have raspberries, but used 3 fresh peaches, and blueberries and strawberries added in to fill the pie shell. I used wheat flour instead of white, and did not have a runny pie at all. I used "heaping" amounts of both brown and white sugar, and my pie was a little too sweet. Maybe because my fruit was ripe and sweet? I would go by the recipe's amounts next time.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2014
Holiday Chicken Salad
I made this for, a ladies' night and everyone really enjoyed it! I substituted chopped granny smith apples for the celery and added dashes of curry, poultry seasoning, and garlic powder. I toasted the pecans (cook at 350 for 5 minutes). I omitted the bell pepper, and reduced green onion to 1 only. I also used slightly less than a cup of pecans, as I just thought less might be better. Give this recipe a try and tweak away! My guests really liked the flavor of the curry.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 1, 2014
Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies
I made this recipe today for Valentine's Day tomorrow. I like to make little treats for my husband to take to his co-workers. For a surprise, I used raspberry jalapeno jelly on the inside of the cookie sandwich! The outside I iced with a simple powdered sugar and milk icing. I found 8 minutes to be the perfect baking time for me. I stuck the dough in the freezer for a short wait on getting started with rolling and cutting. Per another user's advice, I rolled the cookies with powdered sugar instead of flour--unless you like extra sweet cookies, I'd recommend using the flour instead. A tasty cookie! Didn't have trouble with it running while baking :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2013
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