Kristal Profile - (18220168)

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Home Town: Marsh Harbour, Central Abaco, Bahamas
Living In: Marsh Harbour, Central Abaco, Bahamas
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Reading Books, Music
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Me and My Son
About this Cook
26-year-old ichthyophobic mother of one and step-mother of one more with aspirations of winning the lottery, retiring young and travelling the world. If I could describe myself in four words I would say: devoted, honest, talkative & intelligent. I like to cook, although I would say that the experience is a lot more enjoyable if you don't have a baby pulling on your leg and crying! I don't always get a lot of time in the kitchen anymore. So for me lately, the quicker the better and I definitely get a lot of use out of my crock pot!
My favorite things to cook
I make a lot of Bahamian food such as steams, corn n' rice and potato salad. I also enjoy making pasta salads, soups, BBQ meats and anything that I can throw into a crock pot.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family always makes a big pot of chicken souse on Christmas eve and serves it on Christmas morning (so that the flavor seeps overnight) along with johnny cake for breakfast. Yumm! We also have a family Christmas lunch where we serve ham, turkey, peas n' rice, baked macaroni, potato salad, cole slaw and whatever else we can throw together. There's always way too much food! We eat whatever is left for dinner that night....
My cooking triumphs
I had a lot of success with making a carrot cake from this site - got lots of compliments on it. I also have been told that I make a mean corn n' rice and potato salad.
My cooking tragedies
I made this fabulous sounding banana bread from a recipe that I found on this site, it smelled great while baking and turned a nice golden brown colour when done. Five minutes after removing it from the oven the middle of the top of the bread "caved" in - when I cut it, the entire middle of the bread inside was still uncooked! It was such a shame! I'm still upset about this disaster! I must say that the cooked edges of the bread were quite tasty though.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Banana Bread
I would give this recipe 3 Stars as is. 5 + stars after I followed other user's suggestions and made the following changes: add 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp Vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and some chopped walnuts. I subsituted 1/2 the white sugar with brown sugar. I also added about 2 tbsp of canola oil to the recipe since I only had 2 bananas and was concerned about the bread not being most enough. I poured the batter into muffin pans (I used liners) and baked for 18 minutes. Perfect! By far the best banana muffins I've ever had!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2009
Cajun Grilled Corn
This was a nice change from the usual corn on the cob. I removed all the corn husks first, mixed a little cajun seasoning in with the butter, then slathered the butter mixture on the corn, and then wrapped tightly with foil. I went easy on the seasoning because I didn't want it to be too pepper for the kids. I will definitely use more seasoning next time so I can get more of the Cajun flavor. I think I will also leave the husks on next time because my corn got a little too burnt. Maybe the husks will make a difference? Good recipe. I should have followed it more closely.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2009
Marinated Spicy Pork Chops
Good flavor! I made a few modifications to the original recipe, as suggested by others. I decreased the soy sauce to 1/2 cup and added 2 more spoonfuls of brown sugar. I also increased the amount of chili sauce and added red pepper flakes because I wanted to really taste the "spice". I did not find the recipe to be too salty, it was just right. I will definitely make again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2009
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