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Danielle WizardNewfs Bingham

Danielle WizardNewfs Bingham
Home Town: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Living In: Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Nouvelle, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Blog...  2 posts
Feb. 6, 2012 9:21 am 
Updated: Feb. 6, 2012 6:50 pm
This week begins my second month as an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador. I have to say that it has awakened a part of me that has been hiding for a long time. My love of cooking has always been present, but I now feel that I am in better company than I had ever imagined. So, I begin this… MORE
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About this Cook
Although my parents were both gourmands, it never really rubbed off on me until I got married. My then husband became chief guinea pig for any and every recipe I tried. Bless him, he was a trooper! After we split up, I retained my adventurous streak, and will eagerly attempt anything. My current rave is food from ancient Europe. I can tell you a few things about the reason behind the popularity of cinnamon in those days.
My favorite things to cook
For years now, I've been a fan of the recipes of 14th and 15th century Europe, especially England. Some folks think the English make bland or scary food. There are some things I won't eat (blood sausage), but in 'Olde' England, they were very imaginative in their cooking. How about some Chicken with Dragon's Blood Sauce? Dragon's Blood? Red sandalwood. Yummy! I have made several recipes for special events, and everyone loves them!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I didn't really get to know my mom until I was a teen. But those years we had together bear some wonderful memories of meatloaf, potato soup, even tuna casserole. My mom made the best homemade soft rolls. I miss her. My dad's mom was an influence as well. She grew up in the Depression era, so she taught me the importance of using what you have. Recipe calls for bacon? Use that leftover ham in the fridge. Bread pudding and 'Poor Man's Cake' were regular desserts. I still love them! Still looking for the perfect "Poor Man's Cake" and chow chow recipes.
Recipe Reviews 41 reviews
Pumpkin Butter
Very nice! Many reviewers thought that the original recipe was too sweet, so I cut the sugar in half, and used brown sugar instead of white. I also cooked it in the slow cooker, which kept the splatter down quite a bit. However, I thought the spice level was perfect, contrary to some reviews. I would point out that using the freshest spices possible will bring out the best results. If possible, buy your spices from a local spice merchant in small amounts. Grocery store spices tend to have been on the shelves for a LONG time, which dulls the flavor.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2014
Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms
I loved this! So simple to make and unadulterated flavor! What else can I say that hasn't already been said? Love Chef John!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2012
Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage and Tortellini Soup
Ohmygoodness! I LOVE this! What a wonderful, flavorful and healthy meal! Easy to pull together and it keeps well for lunches during the week. This will be a regular!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2012
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