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You are cordially invited... 
Sep. 7, 2013 11:17 am 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2014 11:56 am

to a Culinary Journey! 

Hello Home Cooks and members!

Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Cynthia. I've been an member for many years. I found the site when I was looking for a recipe that called for "dates." Someone had given me a big box of dates and I had no idea what to do with them.  I wound up making a lovely Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake. And here we are today.

YOUR skills are amazing! I see your pictures and I can't believe all the talent in America's kitchens. I have learned so much from you. Thank you, for your time, help and support. 

So many members seem like really nice people. That's why I'm starting a blog. So I can make new friends and get to know some of those familiar faces behind the recipes, pictures and posts. 

Cooking is one of my hobbies. I also enjoy being outside. What I like to do depends on where I am. Travel is another passion. As a flight attendant, I am always exploring. I've run into some delicious dishes all over the planet. And that is what I'd like to share with you.

Food is the best way to explore culture, in my opinion. And it's the one of the few things that bonds the people of the world. 

So in my blog, American Home Cook, I'll be sharing pictures and stories. You'll join me and some fun people as we explore the globe and indulge in fabulous food and drink. 

Get ready for an adventure, as I take you to cafes and restaurants all over the world. No passport is necessary.

Just bring your lovely self. 

Sincerely yours, Cynthia 

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake-My very first submission to
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Girl at Work-Shanghai, China
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Oktoberfest-Roast Chicken and Beer-Munich, Germany
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Cheers to Guiness-Dublin, Ireland
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Breakfast in Milan, Italy
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Street Food-Thailand
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Fish and Chips-London, UK
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Room Service-Moscow, Russia
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Sep. 7, 2013 12:02 pm
Great blog. What better way to see the world than getting paid for it too. This site is awesome and I have met the most amazing people right here both virtually and in person. We Southern Californians get together a lot.
Sep. 7, 2013 12:11 pm
Yes, I'm very lucky. I really enjoy my time off and being at home. My allrecipes assignments keep me really busy, so I'll be posting once a month. Looking forward to seeing you again. Nice to meet you, bd.weld!
Sep. 7, 2013 1:04 pm
Hello Cynthia, nice to meet you. It is a great way to see the world. Your photos are lovely. Looking forward to reading more. thanks for sharing.
Sep. 7, 2013 2:47 pm
Hi Cynthia, we share the same first name! My sister just retired as a flight attendant for forty-two years with AA. She loved travel and getting to experience different cultures. The main thing was that food brought everyone together in a universal way. I know that when I travel I learn a lot about the culture through their food. It's fascinating and exciting. I pop in and out of here when time permits. Enjoy the journey, and nice to meet you!
Sep. 7, 2013 3:39 pm
Hello Manella and Cookin' Cyn! (My closest friends call me Cyn.) Nice to meet you. I'll be posting once a month. Looking forward to seeing you again. Nice to meet you!
Sep. 7, 2013 3:42 pm
Hello Manella and Cookin' Cyn! (My closest friends call me Cyn.) Nice to meet you. I'll be posting once a month. Looking forward to seeing you again. Nice to meet you!
Sep. 7, 2013 4:03 pm
The chicken and German Beer look good.
Sep. 8, 2013 6:05 am
Hi, Cyn! San Angelo is not too far from San Antonio, only 3 hours 14 minutes, according to Google. We should have a mini-roundup, lol!
Sep. 8, 2013 9:11 am
King Sparta, That is some of the best beer on the planet. They've been making it for hundreds of years. Lots of body and flavor. And Bibi, you're my neighbor! I do get to San Antonio occasionally. I'll let you know in advance and we can meet for coffee or tea or another fun gathering. Good to meet you!
Sep. 8, 2013 9:35 am
I'm looking forward to hearing more from you!
Sep. 8, 2013 7:41 pm
Aloha Miss Cynthia. Are you an attendant for America's largest carrier? If so, my son's partner is too. Based out of LA now and flies mostly HI, China and London. Welcome to the blogs and stop in to see us any time. We have alot of fun here and I know you will too.
Sep. 8, 2013 7:43 pm
If you get a chance, hook up with Bibi. She is a fabulous lady and I know you would enjoy her.
Sep. 9, 2013 7:27 am
If you do hook up with Bibi she can steer you into the right direction in December.
Sep. 9, 2013 2:57 pm
What a great experience you've had being able to fly globally with your job and learning local cultures. Look forward to hearing more about your foodie adventures.
Sep. 10, 2013 4:15 pm
Hello Doc! Welcome aboard! Aloha Mauigirl! I love Hawaii! I'm based in Chicago, and to answer your question, I'm an American girl. When the merger finalizes, we'll have more fun and exciting destinations. I love flying, but being away from home is hard. That's why I appreciate my home-time so much. I'm very lucky, but there are tradeoffs. Hi Lutzflcat! I've seen you're cooking. Your food looks delcious! Looking forward to sharing my pictures with you. Stay tuned!
Mar. 10, 2014 11:56 am
So glad you have a blog. We've been friends almost 20 years and I love your cooking and life adventures.
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About Me
"Travel and cooking are my passions. I considered attending the Cordon Bleu, but decided I'd rather be a professional traveler who cooks for a hobby, than a professional chef who has little time to travel. I believe food. language and music are the best ways to explore culture." I'm working now as a flight attendant for a global airline. I learn as much as I can from our on-board chefs, as they have worked in the best kitchens on the planet! I'm proud to be an allrecipes Allstar this year! (2012-2013) What an honor to be part of this community! I'm looking forward to cooking with you this coming year!
My favorite things to cook
I make a great grilled cheese sandwich, but I've also mastered more difficult dishes. My cooking goal is to master artistic, delicious restaurant-style dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandmother and I were very close. She basically raised me, and thankfully passed along her cooking skills. We enjoyed watching Rachael Ray together. One of my favorite TV chefs in Michael Smith, from Canada. He's creative and very cool.
My cooking triumphs
I've attended a cooking workshop led by a handsome and charming French man who was voted the Chef of The Year. I've also won blue and red ribbons for my baking. The newspaper featured one of my recipes after winning a blue ribbon. I was 15 years old then. The food editor wrote that I "squealed with typical teenage glee" when I found out I won. She was right. And I still squeal to this day when I'm really happy about something. I also won second prize in the Barrington Chili Cook-off about ten years ago. I'm very proud of that!
My cooking tragedies
Trying and failing is an important part of the creative process. The first pancake almost never turns out right. I've overcooked many good pieces of beef, until I bought a good meat thermometer. My first batch of cinnamon rolls turned out like little hockey pucks because I did not activate the yeast properly. I've come a long way since then.
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States