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Heidi Mae

Heidi Mae
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Living In: Allendale, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's family is from Michigan, with Dutch and English heritage, so we have the classic midwest cooking tradition, the best pot roasts, corn chowder and homemade breads you'll ever eat. We all have our Christmas specialties, but nothing beats the English Plum Pudding that grandma makes each year, I've had to privilege of helping her a couple of years and nothing beats that. My dad's mother was from Tennessee, and from her I also have a great southern cooking edge. She's gone now, and unfortunately most of her specialties are irreplaceable, namely her perfect pie crust and Christmas tea ring. We still have her stuffed cabbage and southern fried chicken. Best of all will always the chicken and dumplings, which we still attempt to recreate, seemingly always in vain.
My cooking triumphs
I seem to be good at cooking, and I count everything as some sort of triumph, still better than the last attempt.
My cooking tragedies
For every triumph, there is a tragedy. Usually, thankfully, the food still tastes great, it just doesn't look as good as I might have hoped.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Mindless Meatball Minestrone
This is a great work-night recipe as it doesn't require much prep and still tastes great. The only change I made was to use two cans of beans, and I used cannellini and northerns I had on hand - otherwise, this recipe is great as written and filling - always important if I'm putting soup on the table!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2014
Easy Chicken Enchiladas
My husband and I LOVED these. Using a full package of cream cheese allowed me enough extra sauce to pour over top the enchiladas, and then add a whole bunch of cheese. SO good and super easy, we will make these again and again!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2009
Irish Chicken and Dumplings
My family greatly enjoyed this recipe, but with a few modifications, I used broth instead of water and added an extra cup. I made my grandmother's egg dumplings because we prefer them to the biscuit topping (we generally serve the chicken and dumplings over biscuits). It was pretty good, but even when only adding 3 chicken breasts I felt it was a bit heavy on the chicken. I can't say I would see why this is a 5-star recipe, however, as isn't necessarily a stand out flavor, and I have had better.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2007
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