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Home Town: Traverse City, Michigan, USA
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Member Since: Oct. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
Recipe Box 2 recipes
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About this Cook
Married since Aug. 99, 3 daughters, learned to cook a little as a kid, and more after I was married, but really learned when I was selling Pampered Chef back in 03.
My cooking triumphs
Finally perfected my bread recipe!
My cooking tragedies
I can make most things, I love to cook, but for some reason I completely screw up rice crispie treats and no bake cookies....
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Black Beans and Rice
If I could give this 3 and half stars, that would be ideal. :) This is a great starter recipe, but definitely needed a bit of tweaking. For me, it was too much cayenne, not nearly enough salt, and definitely needed more cumin. I doubled the cumin, used full salt chicken broth, flavored the broth with the cumin and cayenne to infuse the rice with the flavors. I saw someone suggest using lime, but I didn't have any. However I did have some Chili Lime rub, so I added that, yum! If I'd had cilantro and salsa, they would have been welcome additions. I made homemade tortillas to go with, and accidentally oversalted them, but it evened out with the slightly bland rice and beans. It's definitely a great starter, but it needs your own flare.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 7, 2013
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
I would say that is a little too much salt, too. I nearly halved it, and it was still quite salty. It would probably be fine if you used unsalted butter. Otherwise, use less salt. Other than that, I added a little more sugar and some vanilla because I like my pancakes sweet. But it's a great base recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 2, 2013

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