CRANKERCHICK Profile - (18785928)

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Home Town: Laurel, Maryland, USA
Living In: Ellicott City, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Biking, Music
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About this Cook
Once I started cooking, I discovered that it's kind of fun.
My favorite things to cook
Jambalaya, chili
My cooking triumphs
Salisbury steak is to die for! Thanksgiving 2008 - roasted turkey, sausage stuffing, four cheese macaroni, southern candied yams, slow cooker green beans, hot rolls (pillsbury), homestyle mashed potatoes.
My cooking tragedies
Fried chicken skillet gravy was not edible.
Recipe Reviews 42 reviews
Enchilada Sauce
Made this sauce iin a pinch with what i had on hand and I must say it was very good. I used garlic powder since I had no garlic and left out the chocolate since I had none. I did stir in some cocoa chili powder with a little sugar in place. The sauce does thicken in the oven. I also used just 3 cups of broth as I was in a rush and didn't want to wait forever to reduce. For a rush job it was very good and will probably be my go to sauce from here on out.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2011
Corn Dogs
Made this tonight for my husband and our friend. Husband doesn't like corn dogs so he doesn't count. My friend raved that it tastes just like a "real" corn dog. I thought it was delicious. Use a glass to hold the batter for dipping the hot dogs. If your oil isn't hot enough, the batter will come off. If it's too hot, they will burn. There's no secret to getting the batter to stick, just get your oil temperature right and be sure to dry the hot dogs well. Next time I may try grilling the hot dogs first just because I do like a grilled hot dog so much better. I'm not interested in authentic, I'm interested in what tastes good and what tastes good to me are grilled hot dogs.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2011
Italian Dressing Mix
This dressing is on point! I DID use the amount of salt called for in the recipe because I did NOT use garlic salt or celery salt but instead garlic powder and celery seed. I can easily see omitting the 2 tbsp of salt if using the other ingredients as called for. My husband isn't a big salad lover but he really liked this dressing. I'm not much of an italian dressing fan at all and even I liked this. I will definitely be using this simple recipe again instead of something out of a bottle.

21 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2011

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