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Mommy and the Moonpies

Mommy and the Moonpies
Home Town: Bentonville, Arkansas, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
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Mommy and the Moonpies
About this Cook
I grew up an ex-pat, with a mother who loved adventure in the kitchen as well in the world. From perfect crepes Coquille St. Jacques, to Congolese Chicken Muamba to Vietnamese Cha Gio to Arkansas biscuits, she'd learn and practice cooking from the international community and taught me. While I was a picky eating kid, I still loved unusual foods. And now, a mother myself living in a small Arkansas town, I am in love with food and find culinary adventures a wonderful way to share my childhood with my family, and to entertain myself when the world begins too small.
My favorite things to cook
New things for me, and old recipes for sharing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oh Wow, THIS I have to save for a thoughtful day.
My cooking triumphs
1. Children who eat their veggies. 2. Any moment I can cook for my mother and she gives me her seal of approval. (I did once make a carrot cake she still mentions.)
My cooking tragedies
Cooking failures! Why all the time. Without failures, I would never grow as a cook. And if I were to grimace at my failures, I would lose my love for cooking, and adventure! But one Easter years ago, I did drink too much wine while cooking, (that was my sisters fault!) and I sliced the tip of my finger off. We ate. (not my finger) The lambs and peas were wonderful, but I neglected my finger and now it's numb.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Great recipe. A keeper for sure. Be sure and place your roast with the fat on top, as it will keep your roast from getting too dry. To achieve a more carnitas texture, I made another batch of seasoning and when it was complete I removed it, chopped it with half the fat added a little juice and added additional seasoning and broiled for 5 minutes, then stirred and broiled several minutes more minutes. Some of the pieces will come out crispy. We ate pork carnita tacos in Carmen del Playa and they served it with hot sauce, pineapple, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and we added avacado on a fresh corn tortilla. Splendid! Just like it tasted on our trip.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2014
Kofta Kebabs
To suit my kids taste I LEFT OUT the allspice, cinnamon, and cardamon. But left everything else the same. If you have access to farmers market lamb, try it, it's mild these days. And they were quite wonderful.I also broil my kofta (see directions below) I skewer them three per skewer, which came out to 21. And we just eat off the skewer with a yogurt sauce. I always cook my kofta in the BROILER. Seems such an ordeal to get a grill going when a broiler will work perfectly. Let the broiler heat up while you prepare the ingredients. Then place a oiled roasting grate over a shallow cookie sheet. And raise the oven grate to the second highest level. I broil 6 minutes on either each side, until they look well browned...slightly less well done than the picture above, but still crispy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2013
Fish Tacos
Awesome! This was definitely a family pleasing dinner. And it only took my 1/2 and hour to prepare. I'm gluten intolerant so I substituted 1/2 C of cornstarch and 1/2 C of buckwheat flour for the flour. BUT what made these out of this world was the sauce. It was just wonderful taste and consistency.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2013

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