LINDA B. Profile - (1359741)

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Member Since: Jul. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking Christmas cookies with my mom,
My cooking triumphs
My first loaf of homemade bread, making cream puffs that puffed, becoming proficient at cooking yummy satisfying vegetarian meals, mastering methods of cooking fish, a perfect pot roast
My cooking tragedies
My first batch of scratch buttermilk biscuits. Can you say "hockey pucks?"
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Yes, there IS a difference between chipotle chili powder and chipotle chili pepper. Chili powder of any variety is a blend of peppers, herbs (usually oregano), spices (usually cumin), salt, and garlic. Chili pepper is just that - dried ground up pepper. So if you don't have the chipotle chili POWDER, you definitely need to use a lot less and add some cumin, oregano and more garlic powder to get the right flavor and heat level. :-) The recipe as written is very tasty, certainly spicy, and has the most flavor when grilled.

52 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2009
Banana Cake VIII
Good banana flavor, moist, dense. A winner! I used 4 very large very ripe bananas, which mashed = 2 cups, and the cake turned out perfectly. I also added 1/2 teaspoon salt, for as an experienced baker, I know baked goods taste best with a bit of salt added. Note however that I only baked the cake for 45 minutes in an oven calibrated to 350 degrees via my trusty oven thermometer. I have found that substituting 1/4 cup of the butter with applesauce does not change the flavor or texture of the cake one iota, and does cut down the fat a smidge. I also didn't put the topping on, as I don't like really sweet toppings. A cream cheese frosting would be lovely. I love this cake unfrosted -- a great and healthy snack cake, and a yummy breakfast alternative too.

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2004
Berry Cornmeal Muffins
Very tasty! My favorite variation is with blueberry yogurt and blueberries. Add 3-5 minutes to cooking time when using frozen berries. Because this is a nice thick batter, the berries don't all fall to the bottom in any version. Best to let muffins sit for a while in the pan before removing, as this lets them "settle." Muffins are great warm (but not hot) or at room temperature. Enjoy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2003

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