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Heidi's Book of Noms

Apr. 20, 2009 9:11 pm 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2009 4:21 am
On nights when I know I'll be eating alone I feel like the kitchen is my girl-cave. No one to rush dinner for, no one to turn their nose up at an ingredient that they will eat but prefer to not eat or push around out of the way, no one to be polite when it turns out bad or meh...These kinds of… MORE
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Mar. 31, 2009 11:39 am 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2009 9:31 pm
Ladies and Gentleman, I've met the enemy, and its name (at least on this website) is Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Do not make more than you plan on eating, because you will eat them all and then pass out underneath your desk while your… MORE
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Mar. 15, 2009 8:59 am 
Updated: Mar. 21, 2009 6:42 am
About a week ago I made a blackberry pie - the fresh blackberries on sale at the grocery store lured me in. I usually make the standard Betty Crocker shortening crust. I've been making that crust since I started making pies - about 9 or 10. This time I decided I'd try a butter crust - half… MORE
Blackberry Pie with Butter Crust
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Mar. 13, 2009 6:42 am 
Updated: Mar. 15, 2009 9:04 am Cookie Monster should be a lesson to everyone about what can happen if you get your hands on a cookie recipe that is too delicious. You grow blue hair and sing uncontrollably. Or you do what I did, and bake yourself a few dozen delicious peanut… MORE
Fran's Peanut Butter Cookies
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Mar. 4, 2009 7:25 am 
Updated: Mar. 15, 2009 9:08 am
My cat and me both enjoy the delicate art of biscuiting - she does hers on a giant pink marshmellow bunny peep stuffed animal, I do mine on a cool clean white counter top. I'm not really a fan of breakfast, usually makes me feel kinda ill, but biscuits for breakfast is one treat I… MORE
Cinnamon Sour Cream Biscuits
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About Me
I enjoy trying new recipes and unusual ingredients. There are few foods I will turn down without a second thought - sweets is one of them, and fiery hot spicy food is the other. As I'm getting older that is changing, though. I love reading cook books and doing research about food. It fascinates to no end! I usually create a recipe from several different ones. On the non-cooking side of things, I'm a Christian, native Texan and faithful Longhorn with two cats and a great boyfriend! I love the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I'm also somewhat obsessed with the nuclear winter and extreme survival situations.
My favorite things to cook
In general I try to cook from scratch. Any kind of bread - rolls, loaves, boules, baguettes, buns, biscuits, quick breads - will catch my eye. Pastas, soups, and cookies. I am absolutely in love with cake batter. Once I had a party in middle school where we just made a bunch of cakes and ate the batter.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey/waldorf salad/mashed potatoes with gravy by my mom, buttermilk biscuits on Sunday morning before church from my Dad, grilling hamburgers in the summer in the backyard, black eyed peas for new years dinner, decorating sugar cookies on Christmas Eve with my sister, coffee any time of the night.
My cooking triumphs
I can rival my dad in his biscuit making ability. I have the perfect dinner roll recipe - my very own. I taught myself how to make jam and jelly. I taught myself how to make bread!
My cooking tragedies
dense as a stone wheat bread, homemade condensed milk tastes weird key lime pie, onions and sugar have no place hanging out together in mashed sweet potato, there's nothing puffy about my lemon meringue, and the bottom of the fish tank poached salmon.
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