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Holly


Holly
 
Home Town: Baker County, Georgia, USA
Living In: Yorktown, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I have a wonderful husband; who is a proud member of the United States Air Force, and two wonderful daughters. I love to cook and experiment with foods in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I love making big meals, "traditional southern" style dishes. I also love trying to come up with ways to convert my favorite desserts into ones with less fat or sugar.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Atleast 2 or 3 nights out of the week we all end up in the kitchen with everyone pitching in. My oldest daughter likes beating the eggs or dropping biscuits onto the pan while my youngest helps fill up glasses with ice or stir batter/soup.
My cooking triumphs
I have 'perfected' my potato soup recipe. Don't ask me how, but my oldest daughter says that I 'channeled' Rachael Ray from the food network and really 'felt' the ingredients instead of measuring.. In any event its the best ever now.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a teenager, my mom worked. I would come up with a meal and cook it so she'd have dinner when she came home some days. I would go all out and pull out the 'fancy' china and everything. One meal I was going for a french sort of chicken, even though then I wasn't entirely sure what that meant.. So I put my chicken breasts and cinnamon sticks in a casserole dish and beat an egg and poured over it... When I took it out of the oven as she arrived home, eager to show my triumphant meal.. We were greeted with what looked liked congealed scrambled eggs on the bottom of the pan. We always called it the French toast chicken. I'm sure there is also a story my mother could tell about the time I tried to bake a cake around age 8 or 9 using meat tenderizer, jelly, flour and other ingredients that simply don't mix... And I tried to bake it in the microwave.. in a metal pan.. Poor dogs wouldn't even eat it.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Amy's Delicious Turkey Burgers
I have been searching for a turkey burger recipe for years - but not any more! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe. I make it AS IS 99% of the time. When I do "tweak" it, I add fresh minced onion instead of dried, and fresh minced garlic instead of powdered. I also sometimes reduce the red pepper as my youngest is heat sensitive. Amazing recipe without any tweaks at all, and so easy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 17, 2011
Shepherd's Pie VI
Amazing! I would give it more stars if I could! I didn't alter anything, to give an honest review, and made this for St. Pat's day. It was multiple steps, but very easy to do with the directions. It came out beautifully, taking just a little longer to brown but that could be my oven. My family, including two picky eaters, raved about it and my husband requested this be put on the rotation. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2011
Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli
Amazing! I cannot express in words how great this dish was. I'm a "new" broccoli eater and I'm always on the hunt for ways to change things up. I've made this three times now and only the last time did I tweak it. All I did differently was add an extra clove of garlic - since we really like garlic, and I shaved some romano cheese on the broccoli when it came out of the oven. To die for!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2010
 
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