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Joined Date: Apr 18, 2007
Birthday: Dec 16
Reviewed Whoopie Pies
"I've made these twice. The first time I went exactly by the recipe, however, 1/2 C was too much batter and I had "frisbees". They all ran together. Had to cut them apart. Also used honey in the marshmallow. Didn't care for the tast.
This time I used Tablespoon for the batter (a very very small ice cream scoop). Much better. Cut the time t"
Reviewed White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
"This is the same recipe that Tyler Florence has in Bon Appetite. I've made this numerous times and it is by far my best cookie recipe. Maybe the difference is the chopping of the cranberries?
I use walnuts because they are less expensive and better for you. No matter, I have had nothing but raves on this cookie."
Reviewed Lamb Burgers
"I didn't make the lamb burgers because I just don't like lamb. I did make the pitas. I didn't add the cumin or cayenne because I wanted them plain for such fillings as tuna and chicken salad. I did add a pinch of black pepper. I baked them two at a time on a pre-heated pizza stone for 5 min. Didn't need to turn them, they came out great!! Ni""
Reviewed Hash Brown Potatoes
"These were so tasty and easy. Although I didn't have any duck fat, I used a mix of canola oil and bacon fat. How can you go wrong with Bacon. potatoes and onions??? I always keep leftover bacon fat in my fridge. I had some wonderful applesmoked fat...Delicious....""
Reviewed Garlic Pork Sausage
"I didn't have sage, so I toasted and crushed some fennel seeds and added along with a bunch of chopped parsely, basil, oregano, herbs de provence, paprika, crushed red pepper, cayenne, minced garlic, romano cheese, salt and black pepper some white wine and the water. I was so glad she showed how to "whip" the meat with the water and salt, I didn""
Reviewed Homemade Mild Italian Sausage
"I used this as just a guide line. Only had about 1-1/4 lb of ground pork. Added toasted fennel seeds after I crushed them, and threw in minced garlic , S & P, paprika, cayenne, crushed red pepper flakes, lots of chopped parsley, grated romano, oregano, basil and herb de provence. Added about a quarter cup of white wine, (saved my red to drink) a""
I work for myself. Private catering. My passion is baking. Especially breads. I finally mastered the baquette. Make a lot of specialty breads and rolls. Light fluffy buttermilk biscuits, waffles, (all kinds)
chicken francaise, marsala, most any italian. Asian, particurly Thai, (although not curry) BBQ!! Have a big smoker that I use a lot. Make brisket, pork butt and ribs. Use only hard charcoal and different woods. Make my own rubs and sauces.
Known for my French Apple Tart, and Roasted Vegetable Terrine. Oft requested.
Peeves - boxed stuff that can easily be made at home. Never buy them.