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B Powell

B Powell
Home Town: Killeen, Texas, USA
Living In: Texas, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
MY dad starting teaching me how to cook as soon as I was old enough to stand on a stool and stir the gravy. I have been cooking ever since and I love learning new techniques or trying new dishes. My three sons and husband are somewhat picky, so I have to limit my creations to not too exotic!!!. I have also learned to cook with limited resources since we live overseas and are at the end of the supply chain.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking Italian food. Living in Japan, we have great sushi everywhere but the Italian is limited and is designed more for the Japanese palate. So, I make all sorts of Italian dishes at home now and my husband says they are better than what you can get in the restaurant.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is southern, so we fry everything. Over the years, however, I have moved away from frying and now I bake, saute, grill or broil everything we eat.
My cooking triumphs
I have completely overhauled my husband's diet to include veggies, whole fiber sources and lean protein....and with no complaints of non-tasting food.
My cooking tragedies
Every once in a while, I come across a dish that my husband doesn't like alot, but I have not had any dishes that were not edible.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler
I have had peach cobbler many times over and I decided to give this recipe a try as it seemed popular and highly rated. I can say that I will not be making this recipe again. The crust is more like a dump cake crust versus the traditional cobbler crust I desire and even with extra baking time, the underside of the "crust" at the center was still raw and the edges were beginning to burn. Overall, the crust tastes okay....just not what I would refer to as "cobbler".

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2012
Waffles I
This is a good recipe, but a little on the unhealthy side. To kick up the fiber, I split the flour for 1 cup white/1 cup whole wheat and added 1/4 cup ground flaxseed. Becuase the flavor of the waffles is so bland, I increased the flavor by using 4 tablespoons of Splenda to sweeten and 1 tsp vanilla. Even using ht basic recipe, the batter is a bit thick and leands to a dense waffle, so to lighten the batter, I added an additional 1/2 cup milk. NOt only did the husband gobble up his waffle, but the kids enjoyed them as well. Additionally, it is better to mix all the dry ingredients first so that you have a consistent batter and then after mixing in your wet ingredients, let your batter rest to let it fully rise.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2012
Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Exactly what pot roast is supposed to taste like.....after 10 hours on low, the meat fell apart. For those that have an issue with dryness, leave the fat on and cook the cut with the fat side up so that it drips down through the meat. With the gravy, it was just like my grandmother used to make......thanks.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2011

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