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Deb K

Deb K
Home Town: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Living In: Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My husband and I are heavily involved in an Internet ministry. I spend time keeping my web sites up and running and cooking for him as well as guests.
My favorite things to cook
Anything Asian or has a spicy taste. Since we live in Ecuador and there is little spice in the Chinese restaurants, I have learned to cook my own.
My favorite family cooking traditions
It had taken me a long time to learn how to make my mother's gravy but finally have it down pat.
My cooking triumphs
It took me at least 6-7 times to figure out how to make General Tso's chicken but finally the recipe has been perfected.
My cooking tragedies
Laying my Better Homes and Garden's cookbook on a hot burner. Making fried chicken for the first time in Ecuador. The altitude in the Andes requires a longer cooking time. Since then I do not fry whole chickens but only chicken strips which cook faster.
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing
FANTASTIC! This is a great recipe. I halved the recipe and it was enough for a 8x8 cake. What is so nice about this frosting is it doesn't have the grainy texture that a lot of frostings made with confectioners sugar have. It had a nice white satin look to it without coloring. This is my only buttercream frosting from now on. Update: The second time I made this was the whole recipe. I found that I needed to add more milk to get the desired consistency. I also added about a 1/2 cup of peanut butter which made it even better. Everyone raved about it!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 24, 2010
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
I'vd tried several recipes but this recipe makes the BEST pancakes ever! I subbed white whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour and it turned out great! I added a little extra baking powder and more milk since it was very thick. I'll make these again!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2009
Homemade Shake and Bake Mixture
I halved the recipe, made 2 cups of my own whole wheat bread crumbs - toasted 5-6 slices of bread, cooled, then put in processor to make crumbs. I used olive oil in this recipe, skipped the minced onion and garlic and added a half tsp. garlic powder instead. Baked 7 bone in chicken thighs at 400 degrees for about 50 min. It is amazingly delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2009
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