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Sonoran Sweetheart

Sonoran Sweetheart
Home Town: Hudsonville, Michigan, USA
Living In: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Married mother of one. Currently living in Arizona so if anyone has any great ideas on how to cook without heating up the house (besides grilling and crockpot) I'm all ears.
My favorite things to cook
Dutch food, Mexican food, and Italian...but pretty much anything goes :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have always loved to be in the kitchen. Apparently it's genentic or something. My grandmother's family owns a string of bakeries in Holland, and my grandfather was a chef for years. A lot of my recipes have a slightly European flare since thats where they come from, but I am open to all different kinds of recipes from all over the world.
My cooking triumphs
I finally, successfully made Chili Rellenos that weren't greasy and where the chilis weren't in shreds by the time I was done!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to teach my hubby to cook is the great tradgedy of my life...the man cannot read a recipe. Other than that, the most memorable recipe flop was green tomato was supposed to come out tasting kind of like apple pie...but,, even the dogs wouldn't touch it.
Recipe Reviews 58 reviews
Turtles(R) Brownies
As written, yes, these are kind of dry and not the ooygooy brownie we all love. Add 1/4 cup veggie oil and it makes a world of difference. I also added a splash of cream to my caramels so that they didn't get so hard upon cooling again. These brownies are the bomb! And my study group devoured them.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2012
Tomato Chicken Parmesan
HOLY is this good! I admit to adding a healthy dose of garlic powder, onion powder and italian seasoning to the bread crumb/parm mixture as suggested by others and it is heaven on a plate! This is my new chicken parm recipe. SO easy and SOOOOOOOO YUM!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2012
Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings
This recipe was just too yummy looking, I HAD to make them for Thanksgiving! 2 small changes not because I didn't like the recipe but because I have an affinity for Mace & whiskey in apple dishes :) I put a pinch of mace in each dumpling and replaced 1/2 cup of the water in the sauce with whiskey, just enough to give it a more full bodied flavor. I also added a dash of each spice to the sauce as well :) Will def be making this again!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2011
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