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Robin Lee Starnes

Robin Lee Starnes
Home Town: Shelby, North Carolina, USA
Living In: Gastonia, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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finely shreded slaw
Stars and Stripes Grand Finale Cake
About this Cook
I am a 40 year old stay at home Mom of two young children. In the past 2 years we as a family have started to really pay closer attention to what we eat. We try to eat healthy, very little meat, more fish, fresh veggies. We eat lots of higher fiber pastas. We feel so much better and our bodies have thanked us by shedding 30 lbs of my frame and a whopping 50 lbs off my husband. Thank goodness for Allrecipes, it has been a huge part of cooking routine. I've been able to find great recipes and recipes that I've been able to modify to our needs. It works great.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new things, not always sucsessful, but I like to try. I like making one dish dinners.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother always made cranberry salad and I found a very similar recipe and added a cream cheese topping, WOW. It really kicked it up. My family and my husbands has a family reunion every year and we always take a covered dish or two and we are always trying to out do ourselves the next year. It's almost an unspoken, friendly, competition to see who makes the best dish. Mine have been getting better and better every time. One day one of my dishes will be better than the Grandmothers... but we will not speak of these things. ;-?
My cooking triumphs
It's hard to say what are my triumphs, maybe one would be for something I didn't even cook at all. I made and gave Friendship Tea and Chai Tea mix for Christmas gifts. I had so may people coming and wanting more and wanting the recipe. I also had to make a large batch and keep it on the counter for my husband because he love them both. Also even though my family did not really like the recipe, I consider making eggrolls one of my triumphs.
My cooking tragedies
I made a chocolate cake for scratch along with the chocolate icing everything was perfect. The cake cooked perfect, the icing went on perfect... for the first 2 mins. After that it started falling off, melting. I didn't let it cool long enough and the cake was sooo moist. I looked like a chocolate explosion but tasted like heavenly.
Recipe Reviews 56 reviews
Best Friend Doggie Biscuits
Wow my dog,Brownie absolutly loved them! He would not eat the dough but after I baked them he loved them! He couldn't wait for more!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2012
Creamy Hot Cocoa
mmm!!! I tried 1 1/2 cups of sugar and it was still really sweet so I tried it again and added 1 cup and it was great!!! I also used skim milk instead of half & half and it tasted just as good.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2012
Red BBQ Slaw
Growing up in Shelby NC, BBQ was a way traditional Christmas dinner. My grandma always made BBQ with all the fixing's. To me, its just not BBQ with out the red slaw. It does seem like an odd combination of flavors but we LOVE it!! It is better if allowed to sit awhile, flavors meld together for a better taste. I have used, store bought, barbecue sauce instead of ketchup, seems to give it kind of a smoke flavor depending on the variety of sauce used.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2011
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