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The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch

 
Sep. 8, 2012 2:40 pm 
Updated: Sep. 9, 2012 3:04 pm
I recently was accepted into the Allrecipes Allstar Program and one of our first assignments is to make and create recipes using Al Fresco products.  I'm far from a new user of Al Fresco.  I have a few recipes on my blog such as Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce, Mango Chipotle… MORE
Al Fresco Chicken Sausage creation: Shrimp and Andioulle Chicken Sausage Stir-Fry
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Al Fresco Chicken Sausage creation: Shrimp and Andioulle Chicken Sausage Stir-Fry
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Mar. 25, 2012 9:01 am 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2012 6:53 am
Another breakfast post this week.  I've been craving eggs lately and decided to try the cute little individual baked egg cups.  Because I still can't wrap myself around an egg with the yolk not incorporated, I whipped mine up and added some peppers, onions, and diced up a triangle of the… MORE
 
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Aug. 10, 2011 1:50 am 
Updated: Aug. 12, 2011 12:17 pm
It's been a while since I've posted here.  I've been busy and just plain tired and  I haven't had a whole lot of energy.  However, I needed to make something for a picnic a few weeks ago and decided that a Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad sounded good!  I got the idea when a friend of mine made… MORE
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
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Jun. 20, 2011 3:37 am 
I've been so good on my diet that I haven't really been making much in the baking department.  Last night I made some of the Mayonnaise Cupcakes for my nephews who I am visiting this week (and supervising!).  That was one of their requests and the other request is the Banana Crumb Muffin… MORE
BBQ Vegetarian Chicken Pizza
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Mar. 2, 2011 1:33 am 
Updated: Mar. 3, 2011 2:51 pm
Yes, this is the hardest thing for me, a baker to do.  Go without carbs.  I love to bake and you can't bake without there being carbs!  However, for the next 2 weeks Grumpy and I are following Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet.  We are on Day 3 and still surviving!  I… MORE
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
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Aug. 1, 2010 8:55 am 
Updated: Aug. 1, 2010 8:38 pm
There is nothing I love more than a light, flavorful, refreshing summer salad.  This Chipotle-Rubbed Shrimp Taco Salad totally fits the bill.  I admit, I ended up eating the whole pound of shrimp all by myself.  (yes, I ate leftover cold shrimp for breakfast this morning!).  This was probably… MORE
Chipotle Rubbed Shrimp Taco Salad
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Jul. 25, 2010 8:08 am 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2010 5:25 am
I love that Allrecipes has been putting up pancake recipes as the recipe of the day on the weekend.  We are big pancake eaters here and I love trying new things all the time.  When I saw their Chunky Monkey Pancake recipe this morning I knew I had to make them.  They are a great recipe.  I… MORE
 
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Jul. 14, 2010 1:09 am 
Updated: Jul. 14, 2010 10:03 am
We are big shrimp eaters in our home.  We love it grilled, we love it in pasta, we love it especially in the Honey Walnut Shrimp recipe here on AR.  That recipe is Grumpy's very favorite one.  However, for the most part, I try to keep it healthy so the Honey Walnut Shrimp is a special… MORE
Caesar Salad with Lemon Pepper Grilled Shrimp
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Jul. 12, 2010 2:04 am 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2010 8:32 am
My friend Theresa's birthday was yesterday.  Last week, in the midst of the heat wave it was suggested by another friend that if Theresa was special I would make her cupcakes for her birthday.  Ha!  Well, in all that heat I wasn't so inclined! It so happened that yesterday our plans didn't… MORE
Peanut Butter Oreo Frosting
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Jul. 6, 2010 4:06 pm 
Updated: Jul. 7, 2010 7:34 am
Its been pretty hot lately.  Much hotter than we normally have around Northern New York.   I knew I did not want to turn the oven on so I found this salad that could sit in as a main dish and I didn't have to cook it.  I was slightly skeptical about the salad because the summer squashes and… MORE
Summer Shrimp Salad
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Grumpy's Honeybunch

Home Town
Richville, New York, USA
Living In
Albany, New York, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2004

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
I am a home cook who works full time and have been a blogger on my own site, Grumpy's Honeybunch, since 2007. I love to experiment and create in the kitchen. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good, but always fun! My one place I am not the best at is the grill - and I leave that to Grumpy! Since I started using AR several years ago, my home life has changed a lot. We had to relocate for work purposes, My sons no longer live at home and its just Grumpy, me, and our 3 cats. I am a participant in the Allrecipes Allstar program and have had a great time with the challenges as well as the great people I have met through the Allstar program!
My favorite things to cook
I always was a baker but since I started blogging almost 5 years ago, I have also become a more experienced cook. We love pasta meals and especially Asian inspired meals. I love homemade candy although I'm not the best candy maker, I will still attempt it every so often. My very favorite sweet treat from this site is Brooke's Bombshell Brownies. I've taken the recipe and used it as a base to create several different brownie recipes, my favorite being "when life gets you down" brownie (chock full of Peanut Butter flavor) and a peanut butter caramel swirled brownie. Both recipes are on my blog grumpyshoneybunch.com.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Summer fish frys at my aunt and uncles home. Homemade fudge and popcorn on Saturday nights while a child! When my boys were younger Friday night was homemade pizza and movie night and some of my most special memories are baking cookies with Nanny. I have every one of her "special" cookie recipes on file and when feeling nostalgia hit I will bake one of her recipes.
My cooking triumphs
My best compliment ever - a cheesecake I made was described to be "better than Juniors!" The pumpkin fudge recipe on this site that I reviewed at 5 stars....this is an awesome cooked fudge recipe. My son totally loves the fudge and so do I!
My cooking tragedies
Once when I was first married, I made fudge. It didn't set up and I was too embarrassed to tell my hubby, so I hid it in the closet (no idea WHY I did such a thing!) and ended up forgetting about it. We came across it one day cleaning and I had to fess up, he had more of a laugh because I tried to hide it!
 
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