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SpiceHutClive!


SpiceHutClive!
 
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Living In: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Photography, Music
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SpiceHut!
About this Cook
Graphic Artist, semi retired.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken Pot Pie; Pot-Roast Beef; Chicken Biryani; Chicken-Coconut Curry; Spaghetti meat sauce; Pasta & Sauce Dishes; Macaroni-Cheese; Flaky Pastry Spiced Beef turnovers. Canning Ginger bourbon peaches, pears, other fruit and pickles. Chinese dishes, Crispy Fried chicken
My favorite family cooking traditions
Complete Roast Turkey Dinner; Chicken Pot Pie; Chicken/Coconut Curry; Pan fried Salmon; Beef Meat Loaf; Fried Panko coated Chicken filets; Specialty Beef Burgers.
My cooking tragedies
Chicken wrapped in foil burned to ashes in Campfire.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Kingman's Vegan Zucchini Bread
I am not a vegan and coming from India I love vegetarian and bake my own bread for 3 years now. Was very excited to try this at first but on reading the ingredients was shocked by the 2 cups sugar, never mind the uswt. apple sauce! I thought it might be too sweet as in my baking I use no more than 2 TBSP sugar for the proofing of yeast. I decided to try this hoping that the ingredients would balance out and offset a bit the sugar. Very disappointed that it turned out much too sweet and mushy – even for a cake! Sorry but this was a waste of ingredients, time and electricity. Diabetics and overweight Vegans beware! To be noted with a bit of humor that there is a video posted on top of the reviews of this recipe "5 minute blood sugar killer!".

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2015
Slow Cooker Beef Stew I
I resisted the urge to brown the stew beef rolled in the flour mixture, in oil but decided to follow the exact recipe with a hunch that this might be even better than the usual method that we all follow – I was so sorry I did as the beef was dry and fibrous even though it was cooked on low for 10 hours and was falling apart nicely! When you don't brown the beef in a little hot oil then the juices will leak out of the beef and into the gravy and to the vegetables – this makes for tasty gravy/vegetables but the beef is not really worth eating because minus its juice it is more like saw dust. No body ate the beef but the sauce and veggies were gone even though the potatoes and veggies were over cooked, discolored and mushy! If you want a quick short cut and don't care for a top quality "Beef Stew" this recipe is for you. You must brown the beef on all sides and add potatoes and carottes later in the last 1.5 hours or so. The rest of the recipe seems fine but it will then convert this "unusual recipe" into a regular beef stew recipe but the beef would be moist, tastier and not dry. If you're doing a review, follow the recipe as is then rate it or if making major changes post your own separate one – Com'on folks!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2015
Splendicious Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
What a lot of measuring and work before even beginning to cook. The amount and the ingredients did not sound right but decided to try it based on some reviews – too soupy and salty. Had to put this in the fridge and tried to rescue it later, making some additions.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 16, 2013
 
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