cynwbonner Profile - (16508579)

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Home Town: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Living In: Rociada, New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I guess after cooking for over 40 years, I can consider myself an expert. I'm always still learning things, though, and on the hunt for great new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, and I love to make good, old-fashioned down-home meals and then watch everybody over-eat. Just love that!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm a traditionalist, period. I just want flavors that compliment each other, dishes that go together, and a lot of people to enjoy all of it. Although, I'm happy enough pleasing a small table of friends, too.
My cooking triumphs
Somehow, I remember the disasters much better, like my first hockey-puck scratch biscuits. We took them out in the yard and threw them for the dog to retrieve. However, I have recently learned to make a pretty decent crawfish et tu fey. And my German Chocolate Pie is really (blushes here) to die for. I make it during holidays and there is never any left after the first go-round.
My cooking tragedies
See above. And there are plenty more where that came from. Right now, I'm having a hard time, since moving to the mountains last Fall, with high-altitude cooking. All my favorite recipes are having to be altered, and most are not faring well.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps
Two things -- being originally from Texas, we of course, think we invented this. HOWEVER -- we add a peeled, deveined shrimp to every jalapeño. Between the cream cheese and the bacon. Also, spice up the cream cheese with a little finely chopped onion or garlic or both. Wrap grill. Yummy, yum yum!!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2012
Ham and Shell Salad
I ground the ham in my food processor, and added more mayo. There were no leftovers!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2010
Scrumptious Sweet Potato Casserole
I made this with fresh sweet potatoes, and maybe that made the difference. I found it to be too smooth, almost like a puree. i brought home a lot more of it than I would have liked. It was not a big hit.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2010
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