RebeccaJane Profile - (19303950)

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Home Town: Springfield, Oregon, USA
Living In: Denton, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I have loved to cook my whole life, even back to preschool age, when my mama was teaching me.
My favorite things to cook
Ethnic food, cheap food, healthy food, fresh ingredients--I work with the ingredients God gave us--and nothing from a science lab. I love flavors which are complex, and especially foods which are hot and spicy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dear mama had to cook for a family of eight. We went berry picking, and visited orchards, and my mom canned all kinds of fruits and vegetables. My dad built shelves in the garage, and they were all full of the beautiful canned things. Most dinners were built around ground beef (spaghetti, tacos, beef stroganoff). One of my favorite dinners was potato soup. I also loved stuffed cabbage rolls.
My cooking triumphs
100% whole grain pie crust that tastes better than white-flour crust. Homemade chicken broth. Homemade salad dressings that are out of this world.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a teenager, I got curious and mixed all the kitchen spices in one pot. I thought it would taste really good--It was horrible, inedible.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie
I noticed that quite a few people complained that the pie was watery, that the crust was soggy, or that the crust burned. So, when I made this, I left the sugar out of the crust, as the cookies are sweet enough already, and the sugar is what caused the crust to burn for some people. Also, I used a package of cream cheese instead of the can of evaporated milk, so that it would not be soggy. Finally, I have found from experience, that if I ever use any number but 3 eggs when a pie requires them, that I will be sorry, so I made it with 3. It turned out phenomenal! The crust was crispy and sticky like candy, and buttery too. The combination of ginger and pumpkin was just so wonderful, it took me right back to my childhood and made me feel all euphoric and happy.

89 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2011
Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
I just made this, sat down with a bowl, and there happened to be some good jazz on the radio. I felt like I died and was in heaven. Make sure you have the hot sauce when you serve--it puts the sunshine in it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2011
Creole Seasoning Blend
This recipe is the best thing I've ever found on AllRecipes. I took a large used onion powder jar, filled it with this blend, and colored and taped a Creole Seasoning label onto it. Bay leaves are also good to add to the jar, and to the pot. I have already had to remix and refill it! Thank you Joslyn!!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2011
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