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Melody aka Dumplin'

Melody aka Dumplin'
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Prairieville, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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Melody aka Dumplin & friends
About this Cook
I've been cooking since I was old enough to stand on a chair and cook. Over the last 30+ years I have refined my cooking to chef quality. I just love to cook!!!
My favorite things to cook
Dinner foods, lunches and appetizers. Soups, stews, gumbos and one dish meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Garlic belongs in just about ANYTHING!
My cooking triumphs
Too many to count. My most recent is my homemade chili. I am going to add the recipe here.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a child, I once tried to boil potatoes without water. It didn't work.
Recipe Reviews 34 reviews
Easy Spanish Rice
I agree with all of the suggested recipe changes. I'm gonna use chopped onion, bell pepper and minced garlic while browning the rice and replace the tomatoes for a can of Rotel. The Cilantro is an absolute must have for this recipe! Then, I'm gonna use the cooking suggestions in the other reviews. I'm gonna accompany it with Black Beans flavored with onion and Andouille sausage and some beef and cheese Quesadillas with homemade salsa. Should be a great supper!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2014
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
I did a layer of potatoes, then onions, then large shrimp, then salt, pepper and creole seasoning, then another layer just like that. Then I made the sauce and poured it over the top then topped it with the rest of the cheese in the bag. Then I covered it with aluminum foil and cooked it on 375 for 1 1/2 hour. It was a one dish wonder!!! You can also add a layer of fresh spinach leaves to each layer to make it even more healthy or you can do a salad on the side. AWESOME!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2014
Emily's Famous Hash Browns
I had to make a bit more because of the men I was feeding with this, so I multiplied the recipe by 1 1/2. I used 3 medium russet potatoes, a Jumbo egg, 1/3 cup flour, half an onion, half a bell pepper and a couple of chopped mushrooms. However, I reduced the oil to 3/4 cup so they wouldn't be so greasy. I used an iron skillet and cooked them on a lower heat (#6 on an electric stove). They were difficult to flip, but once I did, I moved them into the oven on 350 to finish them off nicely. It took much longer to cook that way, but they came out perfect. I WILL make this again! There wasn't a crumb left!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2014
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