LeopardMoth Profile - Allrecipes.com (10448731)

cook's profile


Home Town:
Living In:
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
The Lady of the Train
About this Cook
I'm a homeschooling mom, lovingly supported by my wonderful husband.
My favorite things to cook
Gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish etouffee.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family reunion crawfish boils with potatoes, onions, and corn.
My cooking triumphs
My husband brags on my crawfish etouffee, which to me is a triumph, since he can cook too!
My cooking tragedies
I have never lived down a pot of rosemary rice I made some 18 years ago, into which I admittedly put way too much rosemary.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Whole Egg Mayonnaise
I have now made this twice, with canola oil. The first time, I went directly by the recipe, except I substituted 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice for 1 Tablespoon of vinegar. I made it in my food processor. I incorporated the oil using the suggestion to jam a cup with a toothpick hole in the bottom into the lid, and pouring the oil in that way. The resulting mayonnaise had good flavor, but it was not very thick and it was greasy. The second time, I used several suggestions I had read for thickening mayonnaise. I added more salt (1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons) and more mustard powder (about 1 1/2 teaspoons), and I brought all ingredients to room temperature first. I was impatient, so I put the eggs into a bowl of hot water. They were ready in about 10 minutes. One other change I made, for flavor only, was going to all lemon juice instead of vinegar. We had been using Hellmann's Canola Mayo for a long time, and were accustomed to the higher amount of lemon. I also added some salt-free seasoning, which was completely unnecessary, but I wanted to play a little. This time, the mayo is nice and thick, with a wonderful flavor!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2013
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
After over 20 years of trying to make biscuits that my husband likes, I have finally found the recipe! The rest of us like them, too. Very good biscuits! Thank you for sharing!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 11, 2013
Cinnamon Coffee Cake II
After reading some of the other reviews, I opted to make a couple of the changes they suggested. Since some found the recipe too sweet, and we don't like things that are overly sweet, I substituted a thoroughly softened block of cream cheese for the butterscotch pudding. I also added about 2 Tablespoons of instant coffee, as suggested by some. The only box of vanilla pudding I had was a larger one, but I just used the whole thing anyway. I did not have a yellow cake mix, but I did have a white cake mix, and used that. I substituted a melted stick of butter for half of the oil, and added some vanilla. I used 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon in the brown sugar, rather than one. What can I say... we like cinnamon! The resulting cake got rave reviews from my whole family! We will be doing this again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 11, 2013

In Season

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Do Healthy Your Way
Do Healthy Your Way

Low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegan. Get recipes for your lifestyle.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States