frenchy Profile - (10873747)

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Home Town: Forbach, Lorraine, France
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Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook potatoe and chicken dishes,Cous cous is one of my all time favorites. the recipe was handed down to me from my Grandmother, who got it from our middle eastern neighbors. I have a very well rounded pallette :) I use a lot of French herbs, but I do love cajun spices and flavourful curries as well. I like to bake, whether it be a roll cake or a three tiered coconut cake. I like a challenge so I often try new things. I love food in general and am up to try anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anything French, anything my Grandmother used to make when I was little. From the buche de noel, coquille St. Jaques, Soupe a l'oseille, Crepes, Escalope a la creme, Paella from the south of France, Les beignets a l'abricot etc...
My cooking triumphs
I have a wonderful fried chicken recipe, and my cous cous is also pretty good. I also have a stuffed pork loin recipe that is out of this world delicious!
My cooking tragedies
I tried my hand at a Gallettes des Rois... Needless to say, it was very difficult and came out completely runny and not at all flaky:(
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Indian Chicken Curry II
Made the recipe exactly as written and it was just OK. For some reason, it came out really grainy (maybe my spices were old) and it had a strong, bitter taste to it. I think the paprika is where the bitterness came from. Disappointed since it got such rave reviews.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2014
Joy's Prizewinning Trifle
Hey guess what?!!! I made this recipe EXACTLY AS WRITTEN and can therefore justify the five star rating. Anyways....I mixed the dry pudding mix with the cool whip and sour cream and it was the most perfect thing ever, delicious. I had no issue with it being too thick at all. I think you need to let the cool whip thaw completely and use the right amount of sour cream and the correct sized box of pudding, I think that's the mistake people are making...let the cool whip THAW.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 5, 2013
Mexican Bean Salad
I made this recipe exactly as stated, except I omitted the cilantro cause I HATE cilantro. It was delicious! Don't reduce the oil, vineger, salt or sugar. It's perfect as-is. I think if it's too oily, they are using the wrong kind of olive oil or something. I made this to take to a BBQ this weekend and made it in advance (as one of the other users suggested) so the flavors will have time to meld together.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 25, 2013

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