smviolante Profile - (14250901)

cook's profile


Home Town:
Living In:
Member Since: Jul. 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Breads and Pizzas!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving Dinner complete with our family's traditional Ambrosia fruit salad. Also, we always make plenty of coffee cake for Christmas morning. We call it Jesus' birthday cake. YUM!
My cooking triumphs
I once made the most delicious beef stew with no recipe or measuring utensils. It was completely ad hoc.
My cooking tragedies
An old crumbling pan left silver flakes all over my coffee cake dough! I had to start all over with new dough which took hours to let rise. I was up all night.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Grandma's Corn Pudding
TOO EGGY. My aunt makes a corn casserole for Thanksgiving that is absolutely scrumptious! Positively one of the best things I have ever eaten and definitely on my top five list for favorite foods. BUT I DON'T HAVE THE RECIPE!!! Aahh! My mother originally had it, but gave it to my aunt to make, now I have to wait for it to come back around to our house. But I couldn't wait, I needed to find the recipe STAT, so I came to almighty and found a few options. I knew this particular recipe was NOT what I was looking for, but decided it couldn't hurt to try and thought I might actually like it better than what my aunt made.... NOPE. It is definitely too eggy. I'm not sure if it's my oven or what, but the hour was a little much. The sides crisped up in no time and by fourty-five minutes I was pulling it out of the oven wondering if it was supposed to be so brown on the edges. The flavor was bland anyway and there was a little too much corn in my opinion. Next time - there wont be a next time, but I mean hypothetically - less eggs and the 11 oz can of whole kernel corn should do just fine. To substitute a subraction of eggs, I've found many alternative recipes that use either more milk, heavy cream, cream cheese, or sour cream. Honestly, though, I highly recommend a corn casserole instead of corn pudding. The flavor is out of this world and it's all around a better dish. You just have to find the right recipe. I'll be back when I find it.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2012
Chef John's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Awesome. I didn't have enough brown sugar, but used a cane sugar and honey substitute which blended extremely well with all the other flavors. the only thing I was concerned about was the amount of batter. I had a REALLY hard time getting it to cover all of the pineapple and when it did I had bits of pineapple sticking through. Next time, I'm definitely going to make a little bit more batter next time. Other than that, when all was said and done, it's a super delicious recipe that I will definitely try again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2012
All-Day Apple Butter
I didn't have enough apples to make the large batch, so I had to 1/4th the recipe, but I figured it would still work. I think it did, although I'm not sure what it's actually supposed to be like. Anyway, it turned out really dark and almost gel-like and I was really hoping for it to turn out lighter like the picture. Also, next time I think I will pulverize the apples somehow so that it comes out smoother, with less apple bits. Anyway, it came out alright, but I don't know if I will make it again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2012
Published Recipes

In Season

Crunchy Kale Snacks
Crunchy Kale Snacks

Kale is the healthy, green leaf that transforms into a crunchy snack chip in your oven.

So Many Pork Chop Recipes
So Many Pork Chop Recipes

You can't go wrong choosing from over 400 pork chop recipes with ratings and tips!

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States