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Home Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living In: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Recipe Reviews 41 reviews
Simple Whole Wheat Bread
This bread is the BOMB. I love it as is, but my DH is picky, and his complaint is that it's too crumbly for a sandwich. It might just be the environment in my kitchen when I made it. I tried adding a homemade dough enhancer - wheat gluten, potato flakes, and a very small amount of white vinegar - and it came out PERFECT. It held together with very little crumb. This is definitely now my go-to bread recipe.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 15, 2015
Asian Orange Chicken
Utterly delicious! I made it pretty much according to the recipe, and it was fantastic - not too much orange flavor (at least not for me), and more than enough sauce - even had some left over, so I cooked up more chicken the next day to use up the rest of the sauce. I also like the fact that you can mix the sauce ingredients ahead of time (as much as a day, I suppose) and then heat in a saucepan, thereby saving time on a busy weeknight. A helpful hint for using fresh ginger: I cut mine into small teaspoon-ish size pieces (don't even bother peeling), wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, and place them in the freezer. When a recipe calls for minced fresh ginger, I take a piece from the freezer and grate it with a microplane grater. It takes no time at all, and the ginger just melts into the sauce. Next time, I may try making more of a tempura-type batter for the chicken (cornstarch/water). I also think this recipe would be a great base for other flavors - for example, reduce the orange, add some hoisin/sriracha/chili paste/red chiles, and you have General Tso's. Thank you for sharing - I will definitely be making this again!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 25, 2014
Pop's Dill Pickles
Oh, my WORD, these are so good!! I used fresh dill heads from my garden and a clove of garlic per pint, 2 cloves per quart. I put up 7 quarts and 12 pints of spears, and I'm still not sure I made enough, lol!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2014
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