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Home Town: Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Beginning
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About this Cook
I make food so I have something to go with hot sauce :)
My favorite things to cook
Anything that's hot!
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Anything I don't forget about and burn :)
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Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Cajun Spice Mix
First and foremost, I recommend using less salt. And instead of table salt, use sea salt. This is a standard cajun seasoning mix, and it is normal to go heavy on the salt, but unless you only use a very small amount, I find that the salt becomes pretty dominating pretty quickly. While this is a good and fairly standard cajun seasoning mix, I frequently experiment with my own mix. I usually add some chili powder, or sometimes chipolte, habanro or even ghost pepper chili powder and also frequently add more cayenne and garlic and about 1/2 teaspoon of cumin. Sometimes I skip thyme, rosemary and red pepper flakes. Lately, in addition to thyme and oregano, I have been adding Rosemary as well which gives it a wonderful flavor! In the future, I will add Marjoram and/or Parsley but I don't currently have any to try right now.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2012
Spanish Rice II
Good recipe. I made a couple of changes. 1) replace vegetable oil with olive oil or even butter. It tastes better and is healthier. 2) Add 1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne pepper. 3) Add 1/2 tsp cumin. Between this and the cayenne, this has a great taste. 4) Use 1.5 cups chicken stock instead of water, or add 2 chicken boullion cubes. 5) Add a clove or two of finely chopped garlic when sautéing peppers and onions. 6) For chili powder, use chipotle chili powder or some combination of chipotle and regular chili powder. I change this around a little.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2012
Chipotle Honey Roasted Peanuts
Made this recipe for the first time tonight. In short, peanuts never tasted better! Next time, I will try doubling the chili powders as some have recommended. These were not terribly mild following the recipe, only it could have more kick as well. Given my username, I like things spicy.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2011

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