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J. Van Liere


J. Van Liere
 
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Living In: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie
This was a wonderful coconut cream pie, but I did take some advice from other reviewers. First of all, I used a double boiler over medium heat & stirred with a whisk (it actually does make a big difference in smoothness) & it thickened nicely & didn't burn. I made two pies, both with 2 cups half & half & 1 cup 2% milk, & that was definitely the right decision. But for one pie I used 1/4 cup flour & 1/4 cup cornstarch, & it was pretty good still, but you could definitely taste raw flour. I can't even imagine using just 1/2 cup of flour. For the second pie I used 1/3 cup cornstarch--no flour at all, & it was SOOOO MUCH BETTER. I also used coconut extract instead of vanilla, just to get more of a coconut-y flavor. And yes--use deep dish pie shells. This is a very good recipe, but take my advice & LEAVE OUT THE FLOUR!!! You'll be glad you did.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2004
Artichoke Spinach Lasagna
Oh my gosh!!! This was the best lasagna ever! I made it exactly like the recipe said and it was perfect-don't change a thing. You have to try it!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 20, 2001
Pistachio Bread
This bread was wonderful! My father loves anything pistachio, and he really loved this. The rest of the family loved it too. I left out the cherries, and it was still great. I have made it numerous times, and it never lasts more than 24 hours!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2001
 
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