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Spicy Mama

Spicy Mama
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Beer Butt Chicken
About this Cook
I have lived all over the world, including 10 years in New Mexico, where I learned the unique style of Mexican cooking there with local ingredients. My husband was allergic to dairy, so I learned to cook and bake from scratch so he could enjoy more foods ordinarily off limits.
My favorite things to cook
New Mexican (enchiladas, burritos, green chile stew), Tex Mex (tacos, tamales). Indian food. Grilling (anything and everything). Basically anything that tastes good when you are done!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's sour dough pancakes on Christmas morning. My grandmother's cucumber sandwiches at family reunions. Christmas eve dinner is the tradition I'm passing on to my children.
My cooking triumphs
I make an awesome cherry pie.
My cooking tragedies
Couldn't make a biscuit rise in the oven if my life depended on it.
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Cream Corn Like No Other
I made this for Thanksgiving -- such an impressive addition (everyone thought I had gone all out). But so simple! And my 92 year old grandmother said it was just like the creamed corn her mother used to make -- she asked for the recipe! Just a hint -- you can use half and half in place of the milk and cream since the recipe calls for equal amount of each. Also, watch out for scorching -- I caught mine just in time. Great recipe -- thanks so much for sharing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2008
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach Blue Cheese and Bacon
YUM! We really enjoyed this recipe. I followed it exactly except I used half feta and half bleu cheese for fear that I didn't like bleu cheese that much. Next time I'll be brave and use all bleu cheese. Also I didn't brown the chicken in olive oil as it doesn't give a nice sear to the chicken, so I reserved about a tablespoon of bacon fat and used that instead. Made a lovely crust that added beautifully to the savory flavors inside. Thanks, Judy! I wish I were as inventive!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2008
The schnitzel itself was wonderful, just like I recall. The gravy was not at all what I expected, although I can't fault the recipe -- it tasted okay but more like Strogonoff than a brown Hunter sauce. I think if served with lemon wedges for adding acid to the gravy I would have liked it better. Regardless -- I'll make this again but will doctor the sauce significantly.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2008

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