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hilgirl


hilgirl
 
Home Town: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a working mom of three kiddos: 2 sons & a daughter. Married 9 years to a firefighter & wonderful man. Love to entertain guests and keep my family's bellies full and happy!
My favorite things to cook
I love a challenge - we love all kinds of food and I love to try new ideas and styles. Our oldest son is Autistic so I keep our food totally natural, organic if budget allows.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baklava at Christmas! Creme Brulee French Toast for each birthday breakfast. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup every two weeks and for any sickness.
My cooking triumphs
I prepared and hosted a full five course dinner for my parent's 30th anniversary for 30 people! I learned to cook in a foriegn country with no labels on the spices at the market - had to rely on my nose.
My cooking tragedies
While I was pregnant I tried a new recipe for a low-fat chicken pot pie. I didn't even sample it because of a sick stomach. I served it to 15 people at a pot-luck to my GREAT EMBARASSMENT! It was horrible... Lesson learned: NEVER serve an untried recipe to a group!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Marshmallow Fondant
This recipe was so great! My son asked for dynamite for his birthday (which I of course couldn't give him!) so I made a cake with this fondant that looked like a stack of dynamite. We put sparklers that were left over from the 4th in the ends for the wicks. It was FABULOUS to work with and so fun! My friend helped me make this creation and we found ourselves snacking on the remaining fondant because it had a great taste - UNLIKE regular fondant! Thanks so much for this great recipe. I will use this for years to come!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2009
Overnight Caramel Pecan Rolls
I made this yesterday for Easter. These were the hit of Easter brunch! I didn't wait for them to rise overnight - just let them double rise and baked them. They were perfect, sticky, gooey, and SOOOO tasty (not to mention beautiful). Thanks for a super-keeper recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2009
Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations
Thank you for posting this recipe! We have allergies to dyes and preservatives which pretty much cuts out all box mixed cakes. I just tried the yellow cake recipe (I did use oil instead of shortening and added 1 tsp. of hazlenut flavoring). It is so good. My sons helped me put the recipe together and have been virtually orbiting our kitchen waiting for the go ahead to dig in! It is a recipe I will probably print and place on my fridge for frequent use! Thanks again from a mom who wants to "let them eat cake!"

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 15, 2009
 
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