laliad5 Profile - (15362296)

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Home Town: Montgomery, Texas, USA
Living In: Dallas, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Cooking is something I hope to be incredibly good at, along side playing guitar and artsy things. I want to create something that will be passed down for generations.
My favorite things to cook
Breakfast stuff
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom makes some amazing mexican food, and Texas sheet cake is a thing in my lineage.
My cooking triumphs
The best meal I've ever made so far was skillet cooked pork chops with cooked spinach and homemade hollandaise sauce. I've only made it once, and my husband still raves about it.
My cooking tragedies
One time my husband and I tried cooking some chicken breasts with ground chipotle powder in the oven. The entire apartment was filled with a strong, stinging smell that burned our eyes. Never again.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Salmon Cakes II
The best salmon cakes (or patties as we call them) that I've had so far! These are so easy and completely redeemed salmon patties for me. Even when I get lazy and use seasoning instead of an actual onion it's still good. My sister also "hates salmon patties," and I was surprised when I looked over and saw a clean plate without ketchup smears. I'd say it's a keeper in our home.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2014
Chef John's Chicken and Dumplings
I couldn't remember how my mom made C&D, so I was glad to see the video for this and made it (except only using chicken breasts). Excellent stuff! I use milk or half and half instead of creme fraiche, and I'll vary on seasonings, but if you need a good basic C&D recipe, this one's wonderful! My husband loves homemade dumplings too!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2013
Apple Butter Pork Loin
Made this and we definitely enjoyed it. I used a 2.3 lb pork loin roast, and followed Valerie's Kitchen's suggestions. I didn't use season salt (that seemed weird to me), just rubbed with salt and pepper. Cooked it for 30 mins, then took out some juice, poured the apple butter mixture over it, and cooked it for 45 mins more. It wasn't quite to safe temperature, so I wound up cooking it about 25 mins more. It nearly overcooked, but thankfully I took it out before it could be truly overcooked. It had a lovely, sweet, succulent flavor and my husband and sister loved it! Will definitely save, and adjust cooking times.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2013

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