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Justa Vets Wife


Justa Vets Wife
 
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Living In: Berryville, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I strongly dislike the everyday mundane task of preparing three meals, but I love to cook for company, pot-lucks, and other special occasions.
My favorite things to cook
Brownies!
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Boudreaux's Zydeco Stomp Gumbo
From a deep South LA girl: Really tasty recipe, but needed one big revision, in my opinion. Made as is, this recipe is way hotter than many of us even in S LA like it! Contrary to popular opinion, Cajun food is supposed to be spicy as in flavorful with lots of seasoning, not so hot you can't eat it. Most Mexican food we eat is way hotter than our good Cajun food. That being said, as we eat it is still way too hot for most Yankees. Anyway, it is better without the 2 TBSP fresh chilis and I prefer only 1 - 2 TBSP of Tony's Creole -- each seasoning is different, but 1/4 cup of Tony's would be so salty we'd gag eating it, and we like things pretty salty compared to most. Having always made my roux with butter rather than olive oil, which is our traditional way, I was interested to try the oil. It turned out very well, good for those people who believe butter is bad for you. Not being a believer in that theory (since most of my family lived to 100 or so eating tons of butter and animal fats their whole lives), I will probably use butter most of the time. I also use chicken thighs rather than breasts. Don't put the garlic in the roux as that burns too easily. Sautee veggies first. Add 1 cup Okra last 10 min. Not liking overcooked shrimp, I sautee them separately in garlic-infused butter (2 TBSP) w/ bit of salt and pepper for 3 minutes. Also, put in 1/2 lb sausage for flavor, but serve another 1 lb fried sausage with the cooked shrimp on top of ea serving. Then, YUM!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2014
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Very good. Replaced beer w/chicken broth.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2012
Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Excellent recipe exactly as is. If you try cutting the butter and/or bacon grease, you WILL lose out on much of the wonderful flavor.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2012
 
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