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Heidi B.

Heidi B.
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living In: Lake Orion, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Reading Books, Music
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The Jasons! My husband & son.
Me & Paula
About this Cook
I'm married and have one 5 year old son. I love cooking and baking. Baking is definitely my hobby. I love to bake and eat everything I make! Serious sweets addiction going on here! I used to do much more gourmet type entertaining before my son was born but now my primary focus is trying to make things he likes and to sneak veggies into things since he won't eat them otherwise. I enjoy talking about food, recipe swapping and tasting each others creations with my very good friend (& next door neighbor!) I use the Allrecipes site very often. I count on everyone's reviews so please comment on your experiences with the recipes you try!
My favorite things to cook
Fancy desserts (anything labor intensive that takes a steady hand is for me!), Birthday and special occasion cakes, Italian food, Polish food, and anything I haven't tried yet!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies. About 14 kinds every year! Except I might cut back this year... getting older, harder to maintain the weight! :) I love making Homemade Pierogi with my friend and her family, the Velchansky's.
My cooking triumphs
My first wedding cake! Turned out beautiful. Three tiers of Spiced Pumpkin cake with crystallized ginger, walnuts and dried cranberries. Cranberry buttercream filling and white chocolate cream cheese frosting! Delish!
My cooking tragedies
I have had many... mostly things turning out bland or just plain not as expected. However, these tragedies are fewer and far(er?) between now. I think being able to read other's reviews of recipes helps to avoid tragedies. We learn from eachothers mistakes.
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Strawberry Bread
OMG this was good! I followed the recipe with the exception of adding more strawberries. I used about two of those plastic containers (the kind of rectangle ones). Sliced most of them and sprinkled with sugar and set aside. The remainder I sliced and smashed up and then added to the batter with the wet ingredients. Folded in the sliced strawberries at the very end. I used the full amount of cinnamon and didn't find it overwhelming at all. I used pecans too. So good! I had to bake this for about 15 minutes more than the recipe stated in order for my tester to come out nearly clean. Well worth the wait!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2014
Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting
This is pretty good. It's fast and easy but it doesn't have the smoothest texture. There's another recipe I tried that adds cream cheese and I liked that one a bit better. I would make is again to use on brownies or as a sandwich cookie filling. Maybe between two banana cookies or something? Mmmm

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Reviewed On: Sep. 6, 2012
Chocolate Ganache
Really good and really easy ganache recipe. Don't let it cool too long or it will be too thick to pour easily. Spread leftovers between two graham crackers, put in freezer and you have great little treats for kids.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 6, 2012

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