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Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books
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Hayride at the Pumpkin Patch - Marble Falls, TX
About this Cook
Now, back in Austin, I have a new outdoor living space with the coolest grill/smoker/rotisserie and am going crazy, smoking everything I can, from chickens, to turkeys, to brisket.
My favorite things to cook
Tamales. They take a lot of work, but I use quality ingredients (no lard, no yucky meat parts) and people love them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday cookies. Love making containers to give away.
My cooking triumphs
Cakes for my friends special occasions.
My cooking tragedies
Slow cooker stuff! We were in an extended stay for a while and I had to figure out how to make dinner with no oven, so I decided to try my hand at slow cooking. Had some disasters at first (overcooked chickens are nasty in a slow cooker), had some pleasant surprises along the way (leek & potato soup!), but now, I'm finally comfortable cooking most anything in a slow cooker. Live and learn! LOL
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Fluffy Pancakes
I made this exactly as written and I thought they were great. I didn't taste vinegar at all. I wonder if users that had problems used fat free milk or something? If I remember correctly, the fat content needs to be high enough in the milk for it to react correctly. I suggest using whole milk or adding a splash of whole cream to lowfat milk before adding the vinegar. Also this batter is thick. If you like the thinner pancakes with a more rubbery texture, this is probably not the recipe for you. You can kind of spread it around when you spoon it into the skillet to shape them flatter and rounder. Once you add the liquid, do not overmix. These are like the Jiffy corn muffin mix. Stir till moistened, breaking any lumps and let this batter create the magic inside that makes them oh so fluffy on the skillet! Thanks Kris, these are great.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2014
Chick and Ox's Pig Pickin' Sauce
I just had to post a positive rating for this sauce because the previous reviewer cooked it, and I think they were expecting this to be a traditional red sauce. You don't cook this one. It's called a sauce, but it's more like juice. Being raised in eastern NC, this "sauce" is used on pig smoked outdoors. It's great on a lot of things, but you'll have to understand what this is to appreciate it. It's more like a spicy seasoned vinegar - traditionally used at pig pickins (google it if you aren't sure what a pig pickin is)

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2007
Tasty Buns
Oh my gosh, these came out so wonderful and talk about EASY! I had so much flour left over from my Christmas baking, so when it came time to make hamburgers, I thought I'd try my hand at fresh buns. This recipe was perfect. I was in a hurry and didn't let them rise as much as I could have, but they still came out wonderfully.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2007

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