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Home Town: Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
Living In: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Oct. 19, 2014 4:49 pm 
Updated: Oct. 27, 2014 5:50 pm
The Allstars have been working with Reynolds as an AR sponsor this month, but actually I have been working with Reynolds for most of my life!  When I was learning to cook, (won't say how long ago THAT was!) Mom always had Reynolds aluminum foil around.   We didn't mess with any store brands,… MORE
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About this Cook
My cooking experiences began in the 4th grade Conservation Club. Cooking and Sewing were classes for girls, and my mom agreed to teach them for me and a couple of friends. We began with a blond brownie sort of dessert. After I made it a few times, I began to experiment with the recipe. Mom was a no-recipe cook, and I do that, too, but I usually follow a new recipe the first time. Most of the time, I can tell by looking if we will like it. I have a husband, 2 sons, 1 granddaughter, and one ex-daughter-in-law. I was chosen to be an AllRecipes Allstar Ambassador in 2012, and I am so excited! I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Products received from advertisers are only used for experienced-based reviews on my blog, "Sweet & Savory". The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of me, Bibi.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook is dressing (I'm a Southern Gal) for holiday turkey. I never work from a recipe, but I just start sauteing and mixing, sampling as I go. By the time I think it's right for the oven, I've eaten a full serving of the raw mix!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have some heirloom recipes from both my grandmothers, my mother, and other family members. When I prepare them, I am remembering time in their kitchens.
My cooking triumphs
One year, we hosted my husband's office Christmas party in our home. I did the whole dinner for 24, and it was a huge success.
My cooking tragedies
My first try at making croissants was kind of embarrassing. The croissants were a success, but the house was a disaster, and of course, the guests were already there! The recipe said to bake them in a jelly roll pan, but I used a cookie sheet. As the butter in the croissants melted, it ran off the sheet and into the hot oven, smoking up the whole house! Was my face red ...
Recipe Reviews 318 reviews
Boneless Pork Chops and Apples
I really wanted to love this recipe, but I had to knock it down one star for the cooking method. I followed the recipe exactly, and these are the problems I encountered. First of all, there was far too much fat. The fat actually kept the meat from coming in contact with the pan, so it didn't brown quickly. A quick sear is all that is necessary, with only enough fat to keep the meat from sticking to the skillet. Secondly, apple quarters did not have enough time in the oven to become tender. I would recommend cutting the apple into eighths or smaller. I'm glad there was a brine, for the pork would have been inedible without it. Nice flavor combination--I love rosemary on most meats, and pork with apples is always a winning combination, in my book. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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Reviewed On: May 21, 2015
Spring Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
This is a perfect salad for spring, and the dressing is a great accompaniment for the lovely fruit. It is gently tangy, and the flavors of the honey and blueberries come through nicely without overpowering the salad components. I made only two changes: I did not toast the walnuts, and I used feta crumbles instead of blue cheese. Thanks for this yummy, easy addition to our dinner table!

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Reviewed On: May 21, 2015
Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and Honey Chevre Spread
Very nice, Celeste! It's hard to believe only three ingredients make such a delectable spread! I've taken it to two parties, and no one can stop eating this little goodie. I'm so happy this has been published, because now more people can share the love. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2015
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