TexasGirl Profile - Allrecipes.com (10332570)


Home Town: Madison, South Dakota, USA
Living In: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I grew up in farm country on the eastern plains of South Dakota. I come from a Scandinavian background. I grew up learning to cook basic "country cooking". Through the years, I've ventured into Italian cooking and of course after moving to Texas, I've learned a little about TexMex and southern cooking. My love for food has always not only been important as the nutritional value but also from the social aspect. I'm not one to measure (unless it's baking). I describe myself as a "dump cook". I love experimenting with different flavors. If I see a recipe, I think about how I can add to it. I could easily get addicted to Food Network. I'm already addicted to Allrecipes.
My favorite things to cook
Nothing is more enjoyable to me than to cook for someone. I love to bake although I'm not real good at it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays are definately on the top of the list. The more the merrier. My family always gathered at holiday time. Now that I'm in Texas, I miss my family. But I've adopted a "new family" so I can carry on the tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Making sauce and Lasagna for my Italian boyfriend when we first got together. When he said it was very good, I felt like I passed the test
My cooking tragedies
Years ago, I made baking powder biscuits and forgot the baking powder. Not something that I want to be reminded of.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Mushroom Cheddar Batter Bread
This is a wonderful recipe. It's delicious!! My family loved it and requested that I make it again. It was gone in no time. Thanks you Cyndi!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 7, 2010
Cindy's Beef Tips
Cindy, what an awesome recipe! Made this over the week-end and it was a great hit. I added some sour cream at the end and served it over egg noodles. My family loved it. Thank you so much for the great recipe that will be a regular at my house time and again.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2010
Mom's Best Peanut Brittle
It's wonderful seeing this recipe. This is the same recipe that I've used for almost 40 years. I've always judged the doneness by the way it looks and feels. The syrup will get very thick and when it turns a dark amber color it is done. I have won various awards for this recipe and have shared it with many, many friends. Have very hot water ready to soak the pan and utinsels. Soaking in hot water for 15 to 30 mins will make clean up easy.

35 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2008
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