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Sweet & Savory

 
Mar. 25, 2014 7:22 am 
Updated: May 4, 2014 5:09 am
A few years back, in conversation with a truly gifted man, I told him that I was an interior designer.  His eyebrows went up, and a light came onto his face, and he exclaimed, "The home is a metaphor for a woman's soul!"  That comment stayed with me and percolated through my thoughts for many… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 16, 2014 4:51 pm 
Updated: Mar. 27, 2014 6:42 pm
The Allstars have been asked to blog about Mazola this month, and it kind of made me remember some things.... My father-in-law was born into a tiny farm community in western Kentucky, where most folks raised their own food, made their own clothes, wore shoes in the winter and went barefoot in… MORE
 
 
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Bibi

Home Town
Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
Living In
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Member Since
Dec. 2009

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting

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About Me
My cooking experiences began in the 4th grade Conservation Club. Cooking and Sewing were classes for girls, and my mom agreed to teach them for me and a couple of friends. We began with a blond brownie sort of dessert. After I made it a few times, I began to experiment with the recipe. Mom was a no-recipe cook, and I do that, too, but I usually follow a new recipe the first time. Most of the time, I can tell by looking if we will like it. I have a husband, 2 sons, 1 granddaughter, and one ex-daughter-in-law. I was chosen to be an AllRecipes Allstar Ambassador in 2012, and I am so excited! I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertisers are only used for experienced-based reviews on my blog, "Sweet & Savory". The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of me, Bibi.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook is dressing (I'm a Southern Gal) for holiday turkey. I never work from a recipe, but I just start sauteing and mixing, sampling as I go. By the time I think it's right for the oven, I've eaten a full serving of the raw mix!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have some heirloom recipes from both my grandmothers, my mother, and other family members. When I prepare them, I am remembering time in their kitchens.
My cooking triumphs
One year, we hosted my husband's office Christmas party in our home. I did the whole dinner for 24, and it was a huge success.
My cooking tragedies
My first try at making croissants was kind of embarrassing. The croissants were a success, but the house was a disaster, and of course, the guests were already there! The recipe said to bake them in a jelly roll pan, but I used a cookie sheet. As the butter in the croissants melted, it ran off the sheet and into the hot oven, smoking up the whole house! Was my face red ...
 
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