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BLAACKBIRD


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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Hoppin' John With Greens - Slow Cooker Recipe
This is pretty tasty stuff, but I admit, I had to change it. I don't like to review when I make a change, but this one's special... Tanya, please, if you get the chance, include the crock pot volume in the recipe. I am an amateur at slow-cookers, but I do have one... I think it holds maybe 3-4 quarts. Weeell that was NOT big enough, so the change I made was obvious: I had to dump it all into a big pot and cook it on the stove. I did the usual, bring it to a boil, put on a lid and turn down the heat to low. It took about 2-3 hours roughly because I wasn't in any hurry and I wanted the flavors to blend well. I still just used one ham hock though I added 2 teaspoons of bouillon. Oh, and I used one bag of fresh cut collards to save effort. Nothing real drastic... except that I used brown rice. Since I was taking my time cooking it, the extra cook time for brown was insignificant and might help with that mushy rice problem (seriously? She threw away the whole thing because of the mushy rice?). But it's essentially the same dish, cooked on the stove because I am bad at volume. It beats a review by some culinary troll who never made a recipe but slaps 3 stars on it to tell the internet (at the expense of others) the shocking revelation that it's faster to open cans. Why were you even looking at slow cooker recipes? Next time, put your own recipe up legit and quit being a parasite.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2013
Poppy Seed Poultry Casserole
This recipe was not to my liking.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 12, 2011
Rich and Simple French Onion Soup
This was very good soup, bearing in mind that I made some changes as many do here. I cooked the onions for as long as I had patience to do so... having never caramelized onions before I didn't know if I was doing it right or starting to burn them. They smelled like onion soup, so I added the broth. I added no salt or pepper since I hadn't sampled the finished soup before... as it happened, it didn't need them. I keep no alcohol in my home so I had to find a substitution. Online cooking sites said orange or pineapple juice made good subtitutes for sherry. I was skeptical but put in what I had... a kids' citrus beverage I won't name just in case. I guess it was fine, because it certainly doesn't taste bad. It tastes like onion soup, huzzah! The only complaint I would make against the actual recipe, outside of the onions not being caramelized in it, is the thyme. There's so much that you could call it Thyme Soup convincingly. I will probably leave it out completely next time since I don't much fancy the spice. Unless you love thyme, it should at least be reduced.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2008
 
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