MrsSpice Profile - (18811109)

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Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking
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About this Cook
I have a husband and four little boys.
My favorite things to cook
I prefer cooking from scratch, with ingredients I usually have on hand.
Recipe Reviews 67 reviews
Fish Tacos
When I made this, I had never had a fish taco in my life, so I had nothing to compare it to, but I gotta say YUMM!! My husband who doesn't like fish loved these, especially the sauce and beer batter. After making it a few times, I've come up with a way we like it best. I've always used tilapia, because that's what I always have on hand. I sprinkle a little seasoning salt on the battered fish right after it comes out of the oil. I didn't have capers the first time I made it, and we loved it, so I've never used them. I usually add more jalapeno and cayenne (depending on who's eating), double the cumin and dill weed, I add bay seasoning, and I put a few cloves of garlic in the sauce. Sour cream is interchangeable with yogurt, I use whatever I have on hand. Pico de gallo is a must for us. I make it from a recipe on this site. I've tried flour tortillas and fried corn tortillas and the fried corn tortillas win every time. I have enjoyed it with flour tortillas and grilled fish (for healthiness) and I like it, but my husband and I far prefer the whole fried deal. A+

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2010
Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad
I love this salad. The first time I made this, I made as written and it was way too mayo-y too sweet and I really didn't care for the eggs. The second time, I omitted the eggs, added a little bit of red onion, I used a whole large head of broccoli, a large head of cauliflower (it was probably more like 4 cups each) 2 cups of mayo, sugar to taste, a pack of bacon, a 8oz bag of shredded cheddar and a splash of balsamic vinegar in addition to the white wine vinegar. Instead of layering, I mixed it all together. This will be staple at my house. Delish!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2009
My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn
The first time I made this, it tasted burnt, maybe because I cut it in half, without changing the boiling time. Yet, it was still strangely addictive. The second time, I also cut in in half (I used 1 bag of microwave popcorn both times) it tasted better. I never had problems with coating the corn and there was tons of caramel. My advice when you put it in a container, seal and and put in on a high shelf or you may eat it all in one sitting. For relatively easy cleanup, put a lot of butter on the cookie sheet (or whatever you use) and get the pans and dishes in hot water as soon as you're done using them. This was great, I'll make this oft. Thanx!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 24, 2009

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