Lori Profile - Allrecipes.com (10940142)


Home Town: Boerne, Texas, USA
Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Fishing, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I grew up in a house where food was our one luxury. My mom was the down-home southern cook (from North Carolina) and my dad was more of a gourmet, so I got the best of both worlds. I am fearless in the kitchen, and I firmly believe recipes are a great starting point....but I always add my two cents worth.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE spicy food, and most of my dishes reflect that. A friend from Thailand has given me some lessons, so my dishes often have a thai flair.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Breakfast was a big production when I was little, so I have continued that tradition. Every weekend I enjoy the slow pace of fixing breakfast...cooking bacon or sausage, cutting and sautéing vegetables for a fluffy omelete or mini-cassarole....what a great way to start the day!
My cooking triumphs
My stuffed jalapenos are a real hit, I have even sold them at the county fair. I am also famous among my friends for my apple dumplings, and for my cheesecake...but perhaps my personal favorite is my pan-seared sea bass with poblano sauce and mango pico. Life is just so darn good!
My cooking tragedies
Being fearless means tragedies happen occassionally. One time in college, I was out of money with very few ingredients left in the house, with two days left till pay-day. I decided to cook some gnocci, then put it in the blender to make "dough" for a pizza, since the only other ingredients I had in the house were cheese and two fresh tomatoes. It was just awful. Turns out, gnocci does not make good pizza crust. Who knew?!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Special Occasion Stuffed Crown Pork Roast
I did not make the stuffing for this roast, however I followed the cooking method (rib ends down to start with.....I was VERY skeptically) when I cooked my first crown roast. It was BEYOND amazing. I cannot believe I was too intimidated to try one of these for so long....and yes, it can be pricey for a single piece of meat, but per person, it is quite reasonable. I followed other reviewers who said I should only allow the internal temp to reach 155-160 before removing, and it was perfectly cooked. I also made a light sauce to go with. I sauted shitaki mushrooms, then used the liquid that cooked out of the mushrooms to add to a tbsp of butter & flour to make a light roux. After a could minutes, I added a cup of chicken stock, 2 tbsp balsalmic vinegar & about 1/4 cup of drippings from the roast & salt/pepper to taste. It was wonderful!!! It was one of the best pieces of meat I ever tasted.....and I MADE IT! Thank you so much for teaching me how to do it!!

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2009
English Muffins
I could not believe how easy these were to make. The flavor is wonderful and the texture is so much better than store-bought. The griddle on my stove was browning them too fast, so the second time I made them, I used a large electric skillet on low....worked perfectly! Muffins cooked slowly, all the way through, without getting overdone on the outside. I LOVE this recipe! Thanks very much, LindaPinda!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2009
Pumpkin Roll II
FABULOUS! I had never tried a rolled cake of any type, but this was super easy. Couldn't believe how fast it was to prepare. I made them as halloween gifts for the neighbors. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 29, 2009
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