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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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Nov. 18, 2012 3:21 am 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2013 8:31 am
I like to think that every Thanksgiving could be the best one ever.  This month, as part of the Allrecipes AllStar Program, sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens and Campbell's, we are creating pinterest boards called Best Thanksgiving Ever.  I would be delighted should you decide to follow… MORE
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Blackberry Upside Down Cake
Blackberry Jam Cake (Cupcakes)
Chicken Carnitas
Ritz Push-Cart Hotdog Bites
RITZ White Pizza Meatball Dip
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
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 256 reviews
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!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 19, 2014
Blackberry Jam Cake III
We aren't huge on cake eating here so I like to take cake recipes and make cupcakes - we like them much better! That was what I did to this recipe. I did cut the recipe in half and made a few changes. It sounds like from the reviews this recipe is pretty good to start so because I did make it with some changes I am giving it a rating of 4. I reduced the amount of allspice and cloves. The amount just seemed too much for our preference. I also made my own buttermilk with sour cream, apple cider vinegar and a little bit of almond milk. To frost I made a blackberry buttercream by adding blackberry jam to the buttercream I was making. Turned out pretty good - and I will definitely be sharing at the office tomorrow!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2014
Brazilian Lemonade
I can't imagine this recipe without the rum and coconut water. ;) I thought that rum would be a good addition to this drink, then I saw that Ms Powers had the same idea - but she also used coconut water! I increased the lime to 3 instead of 2. Grumpy and I both loved the drink. I'm sure the original is good but I think it is an excellent base for an adult beverage. I will definitely be keeping this drink in my files for future reference!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2014
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