NOLA Deb Profile - (18119586)

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Home Town: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Living In: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2005
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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My and my sweetie
Debbie with husband, Phil
My Husband's Graduation
About this Cook
My mother was Itallian and loved to bake. Her specialty at Christmas was fruitcake cookies.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti, now that I am living in New Orleans: Gumbo, Jambalaya, Red Beans, Alabama Corn Bread, and Waffles for my grandchildren!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lime Jello Salad, spaghetti, homemade noodles, Son-of-a-Gun Stew, Riceballs, and my Dads Pizza Eggs
My cooking triumphs
Our Sunday School had a squash theme and I prepared a good cheesy yellow squash casserole. I was adding more salt ant the lid fell off and I dumped salt into the casserole. I ended up getting the "Salt of the Earth" award!
My cooking tragedies
The time I was a young married and invited in-laws over for red beans and rice. You cannot hurry red beans and they were so hard! In New Orleans they have an outstanding canned red beans. Now I buy them and add my favorite Alabama Sausage and people rave about the dish!
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Ground Beef Vegetable Soup
Greater starter recipe to add your own touches! Since I live in LA I added garlic and rotel tomatoes for a little kick. We always love Worcestershire with any beef recipe. I had some chicken broth and added about 2 cups, frozen corn, and one large sweet potato instead of carrots. Yummy and hearty!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2014
New Orleans Fruitcake
I would never half the batter, it's awesome packed full of fruit and nuts. I am thankful I followed pajlymans tips that she left on Dec 24 2007. I added my picture, I chopped the fruit up because we like it that way. We also put the batter in a 12 x 9 pan and sliced it into 6 mini loafs for sharing. It took quite a bit longer to bake in the 12 x 9 pan, I think I baked it for almost 2 hours! I also added cinnamon because my husband likes cinnamon, the cinnamon made the dough darker. I put 2 teaspoons of cinnamon but my husband thought maybe 1 tspn would be sufficient. I loved the nice crusty top this recipe made.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2013
Chinese Christmas Cookies
I changed chips to butterscotch chips and omitted peanuts and added 1 cup extra chow-mein noodles due to peanut allergies. Also, I melted chips in microwave, 2 minutes on high seemed just right. I would stop and stir after 1 minute and then every 30 seconds. They almost got to stiff so be careful!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2013

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