Axeandhatchetmom Profile - (19724759)

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Home Town: Austin, Texas, USA
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Member Since: May 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Walking
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About this Cook
Homemaker, empty nester, avid gardner, would rather cook than do almost anything...
My favorite things to cook
Anything comforting. Gumbo, cinnamon rolls, pastas, but also love creating wonderful salads and new ideas for vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband is an attorney and for Christmas, instead of the stacked boxes of fruit, turkey, nut and candy from all the vendors that you see every day, he sends his very favorite out of town clients a large box of homemade goodies and his in town clients a homemade pecan pie. I have such fun putting these together. It's hectic, but I remember how proud I was to give teachers and special people boxes of the treats my grandmother made when I was a child, and I love keeping those recipes alive. My sons are grown now, and I love their interest in cooking and food. My oldest son's girlfriend actually made him a cookbook for his birthday!
My cooking triumphs
Three wedding cakes, and back to back wins at the church cake contest.
My cooking tragedies
My precious cousin had been recently diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing treatment. I knew that he LOVED coconut cream pie and I really wanted to make one for him. I had recently purchased a new cookbook where I had found some really wonderful recipes, I mean these were especially good. Not having a coconut pie recipe that I was committed to, I decided to use that one and embarked on the project with great faith. Since my husband also loves coconut cream pie, I doubled the recipe and made two. Several hours later, we dropped by and I proudly handed over the pie. Upon arriving home, we cut into my husband's, only to discover possibly the nastiest most awful concoction of coconut and custard. This was inedible, and my cousins have always considered me such a good cook. I called immediately to tell then, but too late...they had already tasted the dreadful stuff. We still laugh about it.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Spiced Tea Mix
A great way to brighten up your day! I love giving this paired with a simple homemade scone. What an easy way to make LOTS of new friends! Thanks for sharing!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2014
Homemade Noodles
I too remember these from my grandmother's kitchen. These turned out exactly as I remember them. The stock thickens ever so slightly from the flour and you get a wonderfully homey thick noodle coated with an almost gravy. Mmmmmmmmm. Thanks so much for sharing and bringing back such a lovely memory.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2014
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
My husband LOVED this cornbread! I liked the consistency, and the crust/edges had a nice crisp to them. Although we don't usually eat sweet cornbread (yes, it's a long held southern view that only Yankees put sugar [of any amount] in cornbread), this was a nice accompaniment to our meal. I will make it again, just be sure to pair it with appropriate foods. Appreciate the updates from the author, and since it came out exactly as described, I think anyone having serious problems with this is not following the directions.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2014

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