DIZ♥ Profile - Allrecipes.com (18761697)


Home Town: Kansas, USA
Living In: Kansas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening
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Blog...  1 post
Feb. 19, 2010 10:53 pm 
Updated: Jul. 2, 2014 3:31 am
First time blogging, first recipe ever saved to “my recipe box.”  I still remember sitting down at the computer one day just to kill a little time.  I thought I’d check in on allrecipes and see what was new.  When the home page opened—There It Was!  Filipino Lumpia was the… MORE
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From The Blog:  DIZ
Lauren's Grapefruit Margaritas
Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs
Grilled Garlic Parmesan Crusted Scallops
Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict
Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon
Movie Star Popcorn
Movies "Till Dawn
Carl Reiner Cookies
Dip For The Stars
Rye Manhattan
About this Cook
What can I say, I love food. It's just hubby and me, but I still do a lot of cooking just for the two of us. We eat a variety of different foods that are all over the spectrum. Most of the time we eat healthy, but still make room for those not-so-healthy dishes.
My favorite things to cook
Meals that are bursting with different flavors, textures, and color.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was Czech and it wouldn't be X-mas without her famous poppy seed kolaches. That torch has now passed to me since I have her well-guarded recipe.
My cooking triumphs
After many, many years of trials and tribulations, I finally mastered the art of chocolate. I make my very own candy shop style truffles, English toffee, caramels, etc. Maybe someday I will make a business out of it, but for now you have to be on my X-mas list.
My cooking tragedies
I’m quite certain I’ve had my share of tragedies if you consider a cake that falls, breads that won’t raise, candy that won’t set, or a burnt burger on the grill. Hey, it happens!
Recipe Reviews 342 reviews
Lauren's Grapefruit Margaritas
This is definitely a keeper! It's pretty tart and I had to tweak it to suit my personal taste. I used pink grapefruit juice, a little less lime juice, an extra drop of agave nectar, and sugar on the rim.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2014
Grilled Garlic Parmesan Crusted Scallops
Despite the beautiful golden color, the breading was soggy and mushy. Yuck! The flavor was good, but I'm not sure I would attempt this one again. If I did, I would try using butter instead of olive oil to see if that would yield a crispier coating.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2014
Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict
I love the combination of smoked salmon and dill and for their part, they did not disappoint. If I were to compare this to other “non-traditional” Eggs Benedict, it’s terrible and only worthy of one star. The reality is, it’s just an egg on buttered toast and there is no comparison to a true Benedict style dish. Non-traditional or not, to be classified as a Benedict it must include a sauce of some sort. I thought the seasoned butter spread would be enough to compensate for omitting the sauce, but I was wrong. Again, it’s just buttered toast. After several bites, hubby and I had enough. I quickly whipped up some Hollandaise sauce and turned this into a proper Eggs Benedict.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2014

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