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ABlondeBabydoll


ABlondeBabydoll
 
Home Town: Upland, California, USA
Living In: California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am lucky enough to be blessed with the two most wonderful little girls in the world, Mackenzie (9/04) and Madison (8/05), and with the chance to spend my life with my husband and best friend, Ron. They are my favourite, and most important, food critics...and are the passion and motivation behind everything I do, in the kitchen, or out of it.
My favorite things to cook
New recipes are always a favourite for me to cook! I love to bake...so most of the tried and true favourites have to do with baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays! My sister and I share holidays ...(I have Thanksgiving, and she has Christmas...) Each year, the menus seem to get more and more complicated...as we try to out do each other!!! Also, Christmas baking is a favourite tradition. This year, my little people are old enough to help (?!?!?!?) Mommy decorate some of the treats...I am looking forward to passing along the fun to them.
My cooking triumphs
Making a baby shower cake...first time EVER using fondant...making the fondant myself...the candy clay decorations... a from scratch cake...a from scratch design idea!...and it coming out as well as some I've seen on "Ace of Cakes"...Wow!!! My head swelled so much, we just about had to grease my ears to get me through the door!!! Giggle!
My cooking tragedies
So far, there aren't many that I can think of...most of them must have been minor, or I would have definitely recalled something!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Simple Mexican Rice
This has become a family favourite...even making my 82 year old Dad ask for more. I have made it exactly as written...and loved it, but me being me, I always mess with every recipe. So...to an already great recipe, I added 1/2 C salsa (instead of tomato paste), and some cilantro. When I serve it, I top with some cheese and green onions. Yum!!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2010
Cornbread I
My husband and father both come from the south and HATE what we use as cornbread here in California. It is sweet and cakelike...and although I love it, I have had to listen to them lament about missing REAL cornbread. When I found this recipe, I hoped that it finally put an end to their complaining...and it did! It was all they had hoped for...I did make a few adjustments after reading some of the other reviews...changing the salt to 1/2 tsp. , added a 1/2 tsp. of baking powder, 3/4 C. flour, and 1 TBS. oil...and it was perfect for them both. (In fact, the only reason I gave it just 4 Stars is because I did have to alter the original just a little...) Thank you sooo much for this recipe...and for the previous reviews! This one will be one of our regular recipes from now on!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2008
 
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