Butte Rat Profile - Allrecipes.com (18125131)

cook's profile

Butte Rat

Butte Rat
Home Town: Butte, Montana, USA
Living In: Boise, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Photography, Music
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
My 'art' self-portrait...
About this Cook
Cube dweller by day. Wife of a chef, stepmom to two girls. Willing to try anything once!
My favorite things to cook
Anything where I can experiment & stray from the recipe, so no baking. ;-)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Monkey bread on Christmas morning, and ham/horseradish sandwiches on Easter.
My cooking triumphs
I finally bought a rolling pin. LOL
My cooking tragedies
None, so far!!
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Baked Fresh Cherry Pie
My first attempt at a fresh cherry pie, and this turned out (almost) perfect! I was using sweet cherries, so I decreased the sugar to 3/4 cup, and realized at the last minute that I didn't have any almond extract, so I left it out. Brushed the bottom crust with egg before filling it, and brushed the top crust with egg and dusted it with sugar. I also followed Fabricgal's tip to bake the pie at 450 for 10 minutes, and then decrease the temp to 350-375 for 30 minutes. Overall, the bottom crust was a little soggy (will have to try chilling the crust in the pie plate before adding the filling next time), and it was a little runny, even with the tapioca - I'm guessing it was because I used sweet cherries. But it tasted GREAT, and the juice was a great addition to the vanilla ice cream I also put on the plate. :) Side note - a chopstick works great in a pinch for a cherry pitter. A straw would work great, but I didn't have any that were heavy enough.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2012
Banana Banana Bread
Great basic recipe - I increased everything by 50% (so 3 cups of flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, etc), and the batter fit in 2 8x4 bread pans perfectly. This time I added walnuts and cinnamon. The other additions I saw (nutmeg, vanilla, chocolate chips) are all great ideas, too! I will make this again - will try some healthier substitutions, though.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2010
Penne with Chicken and Asparagus
Started by following the recipe, but I had used the Barilla Plus (whole grain) penne. As I was preparing the asparagus/chicken broth mix, I realized that I was not going to have enough liquid to work with the pasta, so I added another cup of broth. It improved the final results somewhat, but there was still something missing - I think that the suggestion of using roasted red peppers and onion is a great idea (unfortunately, I didn't have the time to really improvise on this paticular night LOL). All in all, though, this was a great light dish, and tasted GREAT with the whole-grain pasta.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2007
Published Recipes

In Season

Chicken On the Grill
Chicken On the Grill

Something about the grill's heat brings out the best flavor in the simplest chicken recipe.

Summer Desserts
Summer Desserts

We have over 700 dessert recipes just for summer fun.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States