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Home Town: Dechmont, West Lothian, Scotland, U.K.
Living In: St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, U.K.
Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Slow Cooker Pinto Bean Bonanza
I had to adjust this recipe a little as there were some items I couldn't purchase in British supermarkets, but despite these changes it was a success! I'll definitely be making this one again. I used 2 cans of pinto beans instead of 2 cups of dried, and since ranch-style beans don't exist in this country I added an extra can of pinto beans. I used passata instead of tomato paste, but I think they're pretty much the same. For the sausage, I used chorizo, which is pretty similar to kielbasa. I used fresh onion and garlic rather than dried/powdered. I also added some extra spices: 2 tsp red chilli flakes, 1 tsp ground cumin and 1/2 tsp oregano, to make up for the lack of ranch-style beans, as these seem to be commonly used seasonings for these beans.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2012
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
I made two variations of this recipe - the first in which I just placed the dough on top of a slow cooker chicken pot pie and let it cook for several hours, and the second in which I cut circles in the dough, placed them on a tray and baked them in the oven. The first time I made the mixture it was a bit too runny so I made a second batch with slightly less milk. Either way, the pot pie biscuit mix and the biscuits made in the oven had an entirely different texture! The first was very doughy and almost like bread and the second batch was definitely British scones. We'll be using this again but I'm not sure what changed the texture or what I can do to make the bread-ish consistency again. This made perfect scones, but I'll be searching for a slightly different recipe as I'm certain that American biscuits are meant to taste a little bit different from scones, right? I've heard of cornstarch or maize being used so I'll have to experiment. Still, worked great both times but not sure why they turned out so different!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2012
Sweet Potato Pie I
This turned out perfectly! Not being American, I'd only ever read about sweet potato pie and my family were a little dubious at the idea of sweet potato being used in a dessert. But as Thanksgiving rolled around I saw more and more blog posts about different variations of sweet potato pie and I decided that I had to attempt to make one. I made my own pie crust but stuck to the original recipe for everything else and it was a definite hit! I have to make this again as it was surprisingly easy and very tasty.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2012

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