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Grumpy's Honeybunch


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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Avocado, Tomato & Mango Salsa
Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon
Blackberry Upside Down Cake
Blackberry Jam Cake (Cupcakes)
About this Cook
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!
Recipe Reviews 252 reviews
Refreshing Avocado, Tomato, and Mango Salsa
I'm glad I made this and avoided the instinct to not try it just because of the tomatoes. It definitely all works well together! I did not add the fresh garlic or olive oil and probably wouldn't next time I make this either. Just personal preference.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2014
Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon
I wish I had corn in the house when I made this recipe. I think with the corn it would be perfect. Unfortunately, I had none. I did mix in some sweet/hot pepper Jelly rather than more mayo - 1/4 cup wasn't enough to loosen it up enough for me and rather than add more fat, I opted for the sweet heat of the jelly. I didn't have 8 jalapenos on hand either, I had half that amount. I think it was perfect with just 4, with 8 it would have had too much pepper to cheesy goodness ratio.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2014
Low Carb Yellow Squash Casserole
subbed sour cream for heavy cream, added some fresh chopped dill, and used roasted pine nuts in place of almonds. A great base to adust to your flavoring and needs!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 19, 2014
 
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