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Home Town: Essex, England, U.K.
Living In: Grand Isle, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Gourmet
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My favorite things to cook
Crawfish Cheesecake (Emeril Lagasse recipe). Savory Crepes. Red Beans & Rice.
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Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Nowhere near enough lard in this. The tortillas end up hard instead of how they should be. For 4 cups of flour, it should be closer to 8-12Tbs. Also, when mixing in the water, it should be warm/hot. Finally as a tip, rolling them out between Saran wrap or the like, will make it far easier to get them thin.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2013
Low Carb Jambalaya
I made this recipe twice. Once as listed above and a second batch with which I tried to obtain a more traditional type of Jambalaya flavoring. The method as written is good, but doesn't really give it that La type of flavoring. The trick in doing so is first to preferably obviously use a real jambalaya pot. If you don't have one, at least use a cast iron dutch oven or similar. It will make a difference. I also varied it by using the method used here in La of browning a few rashers of bacon first in the pot and using the grease as the oil to brown the vegetables and chicken in instead of olive oil and butter. And do this over medium-high heat. To give it the more brown look I also used the normal method here of splashing in 1 TBS of Worcestershire sauce after browning along with about 1 tsp of brown sugar. It made a good variation this way. I'd also offer the suggestion for those on a low carb diet for diabetic reasons that they add some navy beans or similar to absorb the liquid's flavor. Pre-soaked and partially cooked and then added to the pot after adding the broth will allow the beans to absorb the liquid and retain even more of the flavor. If you're on a low carb diet for other reasons (e.g. weight loss) then avoid the beans until you're well along in your diet as even if they do have a low net carb content, it isn't as beneficial for you as it is for those who are diabetic and for who the beans will lower their insulin requirement.

47 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2012
Cinnamon Raisin Bread I
I wish people would stop rating based on their modified recipe of something. It seems like every 4 or 5 star rating was given after adjusting parts of this recipe. It gives an unfair and unrealistic rating to the recipe. As written IMHO this raisin bread is no more than a 3. Sure I can change it to make it better, but that would mean those clicking on the highest rated recipe would read every comment. In a nutshell, this is too sweet, not enough raisins, and cooked for the suggested time will end up being a disappointment.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2012

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