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Ericka Hiatt

Ericka Hiatt
Home Town: Menlo Park, California, USA
Living In: San Jose, California, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Vegetarian
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Yummy Tiger!
About this Cook
42-year-old Mom,Yahoo 360 profile name "Tygrhaus", just in case anyone's interested. I keep my blog there. I bake my own bread, make my own noodles, and just generally refuse to buy anything processed. I was a student at CSU Hayward until quite recently, and now I'm thinking about going back to work, so my time in the kitchen is probably going to be a bit mroe limited...
My favorite things to cook
Anything from scratch. Anything that makes use of the produce out of my garden. Antique recipes, vintage recipes - I love the thought of making something my grandmother might have made
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom's Christmas Stolen (Christmas bread with raisin/brown sugar/yummy stuff filling). Thanksgiving turkey with all the traditional goodies.
My cooking triumphs
I kick bread butt! I can make anything with yeast bread, which was about the hardest thing I had to learn. I'm thinking of tackling cheese next, and I have a medieval recipe book that describes how to take half a suckling pig and stitch it to half a turkey and roast it as a "cockatrice". Wow. That's ninja master level cooking!
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to mention. You don't spend 20+ years cooking without making some tremendous failures, I can tell you. The grander you attempt, the further you have to fall, and I've tried some really grand things in my time.
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Creamy Chocolate Frosting
basic, easy, simple as pie. i added a bit more salt, a bit more cocoa, and a bit more vanilla, because i'm kind of kamikaze that way, but the texture was perfect, the taste was perfect, the recipe made a lot, and everybody who tried it, loved it.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2012
Broccoli Cheese Soup V
easy and really delicious. i used half velveeta and half mild cheddar, and 1 and 1/2 cups half and half instead of just milk. i served with dutch crunch loaf warmed in the oven, and butter. really great!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2012
Bake Sale Lemon Bars
i added a bit more lemon juice because i prefer my lemon bars more tangy, but all in all, a really good recipe that i'll be going back to...

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2011

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