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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
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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
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