Bambam Profile - (10782096)


Home Town: Indiana, USA
Living In: Virginia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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What kind of bones are these?
About this Cook
When I first joined AR in 2006, I was known as "pharmgirl." In 2008, my first and only grandchild was born. Her name is Aleigha. She cannot pronounce "Grandma." So she calls me BamBam. I Love it!!
My favorite things to cook
During this stage of my life, which is a quiet single life, I am most interested in comfort food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Im trying to build new ones
My cooking triumphs
Just making us happy.
My cooking tragedies
There have been many and I'm sure, more to come, but thankfully, much less frequent.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Mini Meatloaves with French Fried Onions
We had two different opinions of this recipe in my home. I gave it between 2 and 3 stars and the man of the home gave it 4 stars. I followed the recipe exactly. He said "put some ketchup or hot sauce on top", which I ignored. (He puts ketchup on his glazed ham at Easter!!!) He loves meatloaf of all kinds and has been known to request it as his birthday meal. I feel this meatloaf really needed additional seasonings. I found it too bland. Maybe salt, pepper, onions, garlic and some mustard powder. I could not detect the 'brand' name fried onions at all. When I removed them from the muffin tin, they completely fell apart. Sure, that won't affect the taste but it did lose the visual appeal of a "mini meatloaf" I might make this again, but I would definitely add more seasonings.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 25, 2014
Chipotle Beef Tostadas
I made this for Recipe Group and it was a good choice. I thought we would miss the flavor of "taco seasoning" in the beef but we didn't miss it at all! My fiancé and I thought the flavor from the chipotle peppers and sauce gave the mixture a wonderful, smokey, full flavor. The inclusion of chopped potatoes gave it an additional texture and taste that we both enjoyed. We added cheese, salsa and sour cream on top. I only wish I had avocados to add to the meal. Next time I will! I had a bit left for the next day and served in a warmed, soft flour tortilla. It was good too. Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely make it again.

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Reviewed On: May 15, 2014
Meatloaf Cupcakes
This are really good and fun! I used a 12-cup cupcake pan. Even following the recipe, there was too much mixture to make only 6. The mixture filled 8 of the cups. I assume a 6-cup muffin tin has larger cups (like jumbo muffins) than my 12-cup pan. I ended up putting the mashed potatoes on the side (with gravy). My young grandbaby doesn't like her food to "touch" anything else on her plate so I thought the potatoes on the side would be best for her. Unfortunately, she had seen me add the onions and green pepper to the mixture while she was doing her homework so she pretty much nixed them before they were even on the table. Although these did not please the picky child, the rest of us enjoyed them very much! I received repeated compliments on these meatloaf cupcakes. I will definitely make them again. I will probably double the recipe and freeze the leftovers for a future meal. Thanks for the recipe, matykada!

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2014
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