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Spicy Chicken Chili
Garlic Green Beans
About this Cook
I hate onions! I mean it, I hate them in every form. I began cooking as a teenager just so that I could leave them out of things like tomato sauces and soups. I soon learned that by making things myself I could experiment and discover new preparations and new foods that I didn't know I liked. Over the years, I've discovered the virtues of foods I never saw in my childhood, like asparagus, zucchini, eggplant ... the list goes on and on ....
My favorite things to cook
* Italian food - pasta pasta pasta! * Mexican food - so versatile. * Breakfast - eggs, pancakes, french toast, frittatas, etc. * Slow Cooker - When I got one, I vowed to keep it on the countertop and use it often ... not to use it once a year as a chaffing dish. * Vegetarian - While I do eat meat, I do not love it and eat it every day. I enjoy creating new and satisfying vegetarian meals. * Desserts!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I give my Aunt Sue full credit for my love of baking!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
I began making this recipe as written and tweaked it bit by bit. I believe I have "perfected" it to my tastes. The main change I made, like others, was to replace some of the oil with applesauce. I omitted the water and achieved the density and texture I was after with 1/2 c. canola oil + 1/2 c. applesauce + no water. I added a tsp. or so of vanilla and increased all of the spices a bit (eyeballed them). I used both 2 tsp. baking soda + 2 tsp. baking powder. I used 2 c. white sugar + 1 c. brown sugar. Seems like a lot of changes, but all were slight and the result is the best pumpkin bread I've ever eaten. I keep making it. It freezes well. I often cut loaves in half and freeze them, wrapped in foil and then put them in a freezer bag. Take one out of the freezer the night before, just leave it on the counter and it will thaw nicely by morning.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2012
Apple Puff Pancake
Four stars rather than five simply because I modified it slightly (using more apples and tossing them with some cinnamon and nutmeg before layering them in the pan - some of Caire's suggestions). I baked this in a deep, 9-inch pie pan which was the perfect size and made for a nice presentation. (Photo posted) The final product was a custard-like bottom layer with a layer of apples (they rise to the top) on top and a soft, bread-like crust. It was delicious.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2011
Sauteed Apples
I made these one snowy day (because I had everything on hand) and served over pancakes. I followed the recipe exactly with fantastic results. It proved to be one of my favorite breakfasts ever. The leftover apples were heated up the next night and served over vanilla ice cream for dessert.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2010
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