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
Filipino Lumpia
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Filipino Lumpia
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From The Blog:  DIZ
Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce
Apple, Pecan, Cranberry & Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Crostini Dijonnaise
Tomato Bredie
Sweet & Sour Chicken I
Liquid Vampire
Caramel Apples
Peach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Cardamon Maple Salmon
Classic Cinnamon Rolls
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 354 reviews
Crostini Dijonnaise
This looked interesting so I made them just to make them. I placed the buttered baguettes directly on a cookie sheet. Too old fashioned for a silicon mat, I guess. They were wonderful! I catch hubby snacking on one every now and again. I was afraid the mustard would be over powering, but it was perfect for me. To eat plain, they could use a little garlic or something, but they would definitely make a nice base for pate or spread just the way they are. Thanks for the recipe Chef John!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2014
Tomato Bredie
I enjoy trying foods from other countries, especially when it turns out to be a great recipe. By American tastes, this tastes just like a simple Swiss steak only served in a bowl as a hearty stew. I used venison instead of lamb. I figured it would be a perfect substitute since lamb is a stronger meat that can come off gamey at times. The stew wasn’t as thick as I expected, so I removed the lid for the final 20 minutes of cooking and it thickened up just fine. Hubby and I were pleasantly surprised by the tenderness of the meat since I used a cut that should have been tough. We also expected a gamey taste, but it wasn’t gamey at all. I’m guessing the vinegar, which was also undetectable, had something to do with it. This one is going in the keep file and one that we will have often this winter.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2014
Sweet and Sour Chicken I
Hubby really loved this and that is the reason for the 5 stars. For me, it was good, but it was a lot of work and I wasn't impressed with the sauce. There is so much cornstarch that it becomes gelatinous and the orange food coloring just looks fake. This has to be served immediately as the breading gets soft in a very short time frame.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2014

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