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Home Town: Canby, Oregon, USA
Living In: Portland, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Roasted Potatoes with Tomatoes, Basil, and Garlic
Bland. I left out the tomatoes because I didn't have any, and added salt & pepper and they just didn't have enough flavor. Even fresh basil & rosemary couldn't save this dish.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2011
Best Spanish Rice
Good, but needs more onion and next time, I'd probably use 3/4 c of rice. We have a TON leftover! I added two cloves of crushed garlic when I was browning the rice - I just can't NOT add garlic. :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 4, 2011
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Pretty good - I made the rub + added 1 tsp of red pepper flakes to add some heat. I rubbed it and let it sit in the fridge overnight. I added a little more cumin, coriander, fresh garlic & red pepper flakes in the morning. I seared it before putting it in the crockpot. I put one small chopped onion on the bottom, then some soaked Ojo De Cabra beans, then the roast (which was about 2.75 lbs). About two hours into cooking I realized I forgot the bay leaves! and threw them in then. It cooked for about 6 1/2 hours and came out very tender, it was falling apart as I was trying to get it out of the crockpot! I think it's a great base recipe. I would liked to have added some chili powder but I'm out. The beans had a wonderful flavor from the rub. Next time, I think I might do what others suggested and cut it into smaller pieces and rub those down completely to get the flavor in a little deeper. I served it with the beans, Spanish rice, sour cream, salsa, queso fresco, avocado, and flour tortillas I have a ton of leftovers too that will make great burritos and sandwiches!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 4, 2011

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