Heidi's Book of Noms Blog at Allrecipes.com (8/2009)

Heidi's Book of Noms

 
Aug. 21, 2009 3:58 pm 
(Read this blog entry to learn about my utterly ridiculous recipe project)I've never made a Chocolate Banana, and I've never eaten one before. After I was done I had a very unpleasant but distinct feeling that bananas dipped in chocolate are quite......suggestive.....and for that reason not… MORE
Chocolate Banana
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Aug. 21, 2009 10:39 am 
Updated: Aug. 23, 2009 6:51 am
Oh ho ho ho. The boyfriend is probably going to regret working late last night.Every week (usually Thursday) we cook dinner together and alternate who picks main and side dish. Last week was crunchy dijon pork chops with a side of baked acorn squash (I can't WAIT for fall!). This week I decided… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 18, 2009 3:06 pm 
Updated: Aug. 19, 2009 1:20 pm
I can imagine that there are a lot of vegans who have to modify normal recipes to suit their diet; today I had to modify a vegan recipe!   My cherries were getting past their eat-by-hand prime so I decided to spend the morning making something of them. Didn't want a dessert, or a MORE
Cherry Bread
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Cherry Bread
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Aug. 15, 2009 11:16 pm 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2009 7:33 pm
Oh my gosh. I woke up at about 110 MPH and so much energy to burn - so I spent about 9 hours in the kitchen. 9. I think cooking is officially my holiday.I don't really need an occasion to spend that much time cooking, but my sister obliged by closing on their first house on Thursday. After… MORE
Wheat Crackers
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Authentic Kicked-Up Syrian Hummus
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Black Bean Hummus
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Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies
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Aug. 12, 2009 11:18 am 
Updated: Aug. 12, 2009 8:56 pm
I waited about 24 hours to play with my new KA pasta roller. During that time I researched how to make pasta, pasta recipes, and (taking the advice of goodeatNZ) cutting and filling cannelloni. It was definitely a think on your feet kitchen adventure. Overall, success! But no pictures :( & MORE
Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette - Aftermath
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Egg Noodle Dough
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Roasting Red Peppers
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Red Pepper Embryos?
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Aug. 10, 2009 7:40 am 
Updated: Aug. 10, 2009 10:47 am
I took a little hiatus from food blogging but I feel I'm going full swing into it again. Maybe it's because the past few weeks I've had great success with cooking. Another reason is because I've been working on making a recipe book and I'm looking at food so often it's hard to pass up an oppor MORE
Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken
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Exquisite Pizza Sauce
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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread
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Sabl├ęs au Citron
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Aug. 9, 2009 9:05 pm 
Updated: Aug. 10, 2009 4:22 pm
I really couldn't help myself when I saw a special online sale for a kitchen aid pasta roller/cutter set...so right now mine is sitting at the Post Office in Mesquite, TX, scheduled to arrive TOMORROW!I thought it'd take longer to get here so I haven't had time to think about what I want to… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 5, 2009 7:41 pm 
Updated: Aug. 9, 2009 8:43 pm
Suffice to say this is one of the more unusual kitchen quests I've been on. Corn? Cream?I had been looking forward to making this for over a week. There was something about it that caught my attention in a big way. I had to follow through.The reason I had been looking forward to making it for… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 2, 2009 6:35 am 
Updated: Aug. 5, 2009 4:42 pm
Discovering a new delicious recipe is like reading a great book, but better in the sense that you can enjoy it over and over again. Most of the time my food will at least be decent enough to the point where you can eat 1 serving, but may not go back for more. Occasionally, 90% of it… MORE
Banana Cookies
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Panzanella
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Chicken in Sour Cream
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Heidi

Home Town
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Living In
Lima, Ohio, USA

Member Since
May 2007

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy

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About Me
I enjoy trying new recipes and unusual ingredients. There are few foods I will turn down without a second thought - sweets is one of them, and fiery hot spicy food is the other. As I'm getting older that is changing, though. I love reading cook books and doing research about food. It fascinates to no end! I usually create a recipe from several different ones. On the non-cooking side of things, I'm a Christian, native Texan and faithful Longhorn with two cats and a great boyfriend! I love the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I'm also somewhat obsessed with the nuclear winter and extreme survival situations.
My favorite things to cook
In general I try to cook from scratch. Any kind of bread - rolls, loaves, boules, baguettes, buns, biscuits, quick breads - will catch my eye. Pastas, soups, and cookies. I am absolutely in love with cake batter. Once I had a party in middle school where we just made a bunch of cakes and ate the batter.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey/waldorf salad/mashed potatoes with gravy by my mom, buttermilk biscuits on Sunday morning before church from my Dad, grilling hamburgers in the summer in the backyard, black eyed peas for new years dinner, decorating sugar cookies on Christmas Eve with my sister, coffee any time of the night.
My cooking triumphs
I can rival my dad in his biscuit making ability. I have the perfect dinner roll recipe - my very own. I taught myself how to make jam and jelly. I taught myself how to make bread!
My cooking tragedies
dense as a stone wheat bread, homemade condensed milk tastes weird key lime pie, onions and sugar have no place hanging out together in mashed sweet potato, there's nothing puffy about my lemon meringue, and the bottom of the fish tank poached salmon.
 
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