davisoasis Profile - Allrecipes.com (11991054)


Home Town: Witchita, Kansas, USA
Living In: Kansas, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I grew up with a Mother who was a cook by profession. When I asked her how to make one of her recipes she could never tell me exact measurements as she never measured. This forced me to learn to wing it and create on my own. I thank her for that. We also lived off the land for some time raising and processing all our own meats, fruits & vegies. We made our own cheeses, breads, butter, wines, beers. As a result I love to cook and explore tastes in the kitchen. From simple to complicated, I just love the taste bud experience.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook omelets. There are just so many opportunities for trying all kinds of new ingredients. Eggs are so versatile.
My cooking triumphs
One of the coolest and earliest triumphs I had was when I made cookies without a recipe when I was 13, that I put chopped pecans in and they turned out like pecan sandies. They were a huge hit at my school. The secret ingredient I used was, instead of lard or shortning or butter was bacon grease. It added a flavor that blended with the pecans and gave it a smokey hint of bacon flavor. Try using it sometime:}
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Just finished making these and have to say they are the best ones I've ever made and I have tried many different recipes. I believe it is the addition of the onion soup mix. The next time I make them I think I will up the soup mix to a full package. I don't think it will make them too salty. Liked the margarine on the top too. A really great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2014
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
Great recipe. I used American cheese instead of cheddar because it's what I had on hand. I also didn't put in the peas because I didn't have any. Also I ended up having to use a larger baking dish so I increased my milk to 3 cups and adjusted all the sauce ingredients accordingly. This was really delicious and I will make it again. Can't wait to try it with the cheddar cheese and peas. I'm also thinking of trying it with Swiss cheese. Ham and Swiss go so well together. Thank you Suz Boyde for a great and easy recipe.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2014
Creamy Rice Pudding
I thought this was terrific. I will use med grain rice next time but it was still tasty with the long grain and I had some left over. I added about a tablespoon more sugar because I wanted it a bit sweeter after tasting it. I also added a 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon to my sugar and blended it before adding to the pot. I used regular raisins rather than golden because it was what I had on hand. YumYum! Thanks Erica.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2013

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