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Home Town: Elmira, New York, USA
Living In: Spokane, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Indian, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography
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Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
The Best Fresh Tomato Salsa
I tried this recipe before and it's okay but, this time I put a little of my own spin on it. I used two Thai Super Hot peppers fresh from my garden (about 2 TBS). Added 1 tsp fresh ground dried Chipotle pepper and two large cloves crushed garlic. After mixing the salsa I drained off the excess liquid into a bowl for about ten minutes. Then I poured the drained juice into a blender and added 1 cup of of the prepared salsa and pureed. Added this back into the salsa and stirred. For me, this made it a better consistency (less runny). Yum,Yum,Good Stuff!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2013
Raisin Sauce for Ham II
I took the suggestion of several of the other reviewers and reduced the corn starch to one Tbs. I fresh grated the lemon zest and just grabbed a good pinch out of that which was probably a little more than 1/4 tsp. Other than that I measured the other ingredients as per the written recipe. Just out of personal preference, after the sauce had boiled for a couple minutes I removed it from the heat and use my immersion blender to pulverize the raisins down into a smoother sauce more to my liking. I boiled the sauce for a few more minutes and then it was ready to serve. The consistency of the sauce was perfect. Not too thick and not runny at all. I think the immersion blender may have brought out more of the raisin flavor into the sauce than I wanted, but otherwise I found this sauce to be excellent served with my baked ham. The next time I make it I will probably substitute out 1/4 cup of the raisins for 1/2 cup crushed pineapple or apple sauce.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2012
Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce
This sauce is "The Stuff!!!". The first time I tried this recipe was actually out of necessity. Necessity meaning we had some baby back ribs to barbeque and we didn’t realize we were completely out of store bought bottled sauce and I was too lazy to change my clothes to make a run to the store so I decided to make a quick search online to see if I could find a good sauce recipe and maybe I’d be lucky enough to have all the ingredients to make it. (Too much information? Oh well.) Anyway, I did just happened to have all the ingredients to make half the original recipe amount and I was so impressed at the flavor of this homemade sauce that a week later I made a double batch of this wonderful stuff, cooked it way down thick and spicy, water bath canned five pints and saved the rest (about another pint) in a rinsed out ketchup bottle that was just emptied for part of the recipe. The recipe (followed to the letter and cooked down thick) has excellent flavor as it is. But I can see myself in the future changing it up a bit by substituting fresh ingredients for the powdered and making it a chunky version using fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic and cayenne peppers. And maybe going heavy on the garlic and adding cilantro and basil all from my garden. I give this recipe 5+ stars and I will probably never use store bought BBQ sauce again.

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 26, 2010

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