montycat Profile - (15339372)

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Home Town: Sayama, Saitama, Japan
Living In: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Healthy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
A housewife who enjoys simple life and cooking from scratch.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditional Japanese home cooking; a lot of veggies, either fresh or cooked, sea weeds, many kinds of fish, and beans (especially soy beans). No or minimum oil for cooking, no or very limited amount of dairy products.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Simple Whole Roasted Chicken
Love this recipe! Followed the original recipe mostly, except I added two quartered lemon pieces inside together with garlic and I didn't prep chicken for over night. It turned out excellent!! The skin was so crispy yummy, and the inside was juicy with plenty of garlic lemon aroma. At first, I was concerned about the cooking temperature being a bit higher (500/450 for 15 min each) than the typical whole chicken cooking, but it did help the skin be so crispy and full of flavor. Also basting is important as it helps prevent the skin being overcooked and dry (I used a brush to baste), and adds more flavor throughout the entire cooking time. I didn't need to double the amount of spice, it was plenty for my whole chicken. This roasted chicken recipe is my go-to roast chicken recipe now :)

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Reviewed On: May 13, 2015
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Easy enough for me to make my own, rather than using a packaged instant. I did layered cheese between each layer of potatoes as other reviewers recommended. But other than that, followed the recipe. Very good. Potatoes were very soft and cheesy. If I want to go with more traditional way, I would omit onion. A plain Au Gratin Potatoes without onion should work just fine in my opinion. Try the cheese sauce with sliced bread, it's so good :)

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Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2015
Honey-Mustard Macaroni Salad
Very, very good. I made just as is, no change at all. The honey mustard flavor much contributed to a success of this recipe in my opinion. I also liked that this recipe doesn't require sugar at all. If you are looking for a very good macaroni salad with no sugar added, this is a go-to recipe!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2015

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