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Bonnie Z

Bonnie Z
Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Living In: Centennial, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Although mom was a good cook, she gave me only one thing to help me in the kitchen - the ability to "wing it". I'm not talking chicken here, either; rather, knowing how ingredients can work together, being brave enough to throw them together, being able to spot a good recipe or one that just needs tweeking. I mostly cook for my family but also like to entertain and do occasional catering.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook easily-prepared foods that taste great (doesn't everybody??) I enjoy recipes that are different and have an ingredient that leaves people guessing when the flavors meld together perfectly.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My paternal grandmother was known county-wide for her amazing pies. I feel lucky to have had her teach me some tricks before she died. I don't have time to make a pie often but it never falls into my "tragedy" file!
My cooking triumphs
Catering a brunch for 120 women...and all my recipes were from
My cooking tragedies
I tend to cook on medium high heat and have a sensitive fire alarm in my family room. My husband declares "Dinner's Ready!!" when it goes off. Fortunately, it's usually the stuff in the drip pan, rather than our dinner, that is creating the problem. I guess the biggest tragedyis the need for a flat-top stove. Most of my tragedies with the food are in the baking realm and I blame them on my living at 5,800 feet. :-)
Recipe Reviews 38 reviews
Chocolate Pie II
This is my recipe but with a few changes. I use 3T cornstarch instead of flour and add the eggs with the rest of the mixture as it cooks and then add the vanilla and butter after it has thickened. The time is about right - I just go by how it looks and stir after every two minutes. I've done it in the microwave and stovetop and it's great either way. I usually use Dream Whip, Cool Whip or whipped cream.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2012
Pumpkin Layer Cheesecake
Good stuff! Was a little disappointed by cracking on top but the flavor made up for it. Yum!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2007
Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust
Couldn't be better. Easy to make, to work with and to eat!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2007

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