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Carol Hammond


Carol Hammond
 
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Living In: Williamsburg, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Photography
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About this Cook
I designed my own home, AROUND my new kitchen, where I spend most of my time. I love trying new recipes and I have a family that doesnt mind being guinea pigs (thank goodness!).
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy serving up good ole down-home country cookin' the best. Its what gets the biggest raves. But for myself, I love Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Im in heaven when Im baking up sweet goodies to share with friends and family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year my best friend comes to visit me in November and we spend two days making all our favorite cookie and candy recipes. Then we each take half of what the other made so that we have a huge variety of goodies for the holidays. We used to include the kids when they were little. My kitchen was a mess at the end, but I have memories to last a lifetime.
My cooking triumphs
My best cooking triumph was winning a chili cook-off at the office years ago. I made my own recipe, which I call Vermont Chili. It has real maple syrup in it, so it starts out a little on the sweet side when you first taste it, but then the slow burn comes afterwards. Maybe Ill post the recipe someday!
My cooking tragedies
I was a newlywed and knew my hubby loved meatloaf. I'd never made one, so I found a recipe in my cookbook and proceeded to mix it up. To this very day, I don't know what I did wrong, but after the first bite, we literally POURED it out! Ive since found the Rempel Family Meatloaf recipe on this website and Im sticking to it!
Recipe Reviews 92 reviews
Ham Salad II
First, you need to know that I always make my first attempt at a recipe EXACTLY AS WRITTEN. I make NO substitutions, additions or subtractions. That being said... The flavor is good. It would be a hit as an appetizer, served with crackers and cheese. But the texture is not what we were looking for. It was "wet," and bland (to us). To rectify the situation, I placed all ingredients in the food processor. I added 10-12 crushed bacon flavored Ritz(TM) Crackers; 1/2 tsp onion powder; 1/2 tsp garlic powder; 1/4 tsp cayenne powder. If your mixture is not too "wet," and you don't use crackers, you MAY need to add a pinch of salt. TASTE FIRST! I give it 4 stars (can't give it 4.5 stars, or I would have) because it needed adjustments for my family, but it is a great starting place for making it to your own preference. Thanks James!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2014
Mock Champagne
This is so delicious! Made it exactly as written for a baby shower and it was not nearly enough! I had many other beverage choices, but it was gone in less than 10 minutes. Next time I will double or even triple the recipe. Also, I might try Cranberry Ginger Ale for Mock Pink Champagne!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2014
Cream Cheese Frosting II
I iced a yummy dark chocolate cake for company; the cake looked lovely. But many of my guests (and myself) scraped the icing off, not complaining, but obviously not enjoying. I'm so sorry to not be able to give this recipe more stars. It just wasn't right for us. The best way I can describe the flavor is that it almost reminds me of a New York style cheesecake.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2014
 
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