kingking Profile - (18749382)

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Living In: Sarasota, Florida, USA
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Dessert
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About this Cook
I'm a registered nurse, married, with one grown daughter (she was married 10/30/04 in New Orleans - the wedding was masquerade). My husband I like to remodel homes for resale, and we also garden and landscape.
My favorite things to cook
Anything on the grill - charcoal or wood, not gas. I learned to bake yeast breads several years ago and like to experiment. Love to cook big meals for lots of family and friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern holiday traditions like cornbread dressing, boiled custard, divinity.
My cooking triumphs
A truly beautiful yule log. Also a gingerbread house with my daughter, but it was, unfortunately, eaten by the dog one night while we slept.
My cooking tragedies
Maybe I should have put the gingerbread house here.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Southern Boiled Custard
Yes, in the south this is a beverage. I make this every year around the holidays, it's very traditional. My recipe only uses 4 eggs, which I beat with the sugar to dissolve prior to combining with the milk. I also add a pinch of salt & about a teaspoon of cornstarch to stabilize it-whisk it into the sugar prior to adding to the eggs. Contrary to the name, never let it boil. The protein in the eggs will coagulate and it will be grainy, or worse, lumpy. For the same reason, use only whole milk, the fat is necessary. The thin layer of foam on top of the custard will disappear as the mixture cooks, and when the texture and color are uniform throughout, the custard is ready and will "coat the spoon". Serve with a healthy dose of good bourbon. Hope this helps.

134 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2006
Cajun Chicken
Excellent. Like some other reviewers, I decreased the oil slightly, and let it marinate longer. It didn't seem to matter since there are no acidic ingredients that would begin to "cook" the chicken. Definitely will make again

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 10, 2006
Wisconsin Bratwurst
These are really good. I think it should serve way more than 4 people, though.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2006

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