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Robin Estelle

Robin Estelle
Home Town: Houston, Texas, USA
Living In: Conroe, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a little bit of a daredevil in cooking. I don't care if I mess up a recipe in order to try something new. I enjoy making up my own dishes - some come out terrific like my new chocolate marshmallow candy that I call "Rocky Robin" and some come out distrastrous (see "My Cooking Tragedies.") - but all are worth the effort. I also have 3 teenagers and a husband of 20 years that keep me extremely busy the rest of the time.
My favorite things to cook
I love to experiment with chicken, shrimp and hamburger meat. Crockpot stews are another favorite. But for the past few months, I've been in an all out desserts mode which is probably an early sign of pre-menopause.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have extremely fond memories of my grandmother's Red Velvet Cake, Fudge Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Black Bottom Pie, Mincemeat Pie and Rhubarb Pie - none of which no one else has been able to accurately duplicate. My other granny use to cook a mean Mexican Cornbread in a hot iron skillet that was out of this world and the most delicious pecan pralines. I hope they have 'em ready for me when I get to Heaven (at least there, I won't have to count calories, will I?).
My cooking triumphs
Digging through "ancient" recipes by my grandmother, The Great Cook, and discovering a "new" hit recipe.
My cooking tragedies
My worst was a recipe I used out of $1 Store recipe book for my brother's wedding reception held at my mom's house. It was a French roll finger sandwich recipe and the final product looked so distrastous that I tucked it way back in the refrigerator - not to be used. My mom discovered it and set it out without my knowledge. I was mortified when my uncle approached me with a slice in his hand and said, "This is the first time I've ever had tuna fish stick to the roof of my mouth." Yes, there was peanut butter in it, but no tuna.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Forgotten Cookies II
I love this recipe and have been using it for years. I'm a chocoholic, so I always omit the nuts and add an additional 3/4 cups of chocolate chips! I use milk chocolate, though, because I like the taste of milk chocolate better than semi-sweet. As always, use quality chocolate when making a recipe like this because it really comes through.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 17, 2006
Butternut Brownie Pie
This is an awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing, Candi!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2006
Baked Ziti IV
My family really enjoyed this dish. I loved the fresh rosemary. It's simple and very good. I used the 8 oz. packages instead of the 6 oz. packages and I'm glad I did because the cheese was very good. This will be repeated.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2006

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