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StillWild1111


StillWild1111
 
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
From New Orleans, Married 28+ years, currently live on Dabloon Bayou. Love my husband, animals and family. Passions - cooking, fishing, riding my Harley, boating, gardening, fishing (oh, said that already)...
My favorite things to cook
New Orleans Creole & Cajun dishes including anything with Crawfish, Shrimp, Crab, Fish, Rabbit & Alligator; Gumbos, Italian; home grown vegetables; down home southern comfort foods like soups, stews, and casseroles; home canning and preserving
My favorite family cooking traditions
New Years Day Party - Of course, Cabbage for Money, Black Eyed Peas for Health, and Pork for Luck. These are the staples along with tons of other pork, beef & seafood appetizers and dishes for a day of watching Bowl Games and eating. Easter always brings the traditional Ham with all of the family favorites like candied yams, creamy peas, mac & cheese, eggplant casserole, cheesy corn & rice, homemade breads and deserts. Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are always special in our family and our traditional meals are usually the same thing - Turkey, Roast or Ham, Mac & Cheese, Rice & Turkey Gravy, Corn Bread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Crawfish Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry sauce, homemade breads & deserts, not to mention all of the appetizers.
My cooking triumphs
Chili cook-off winner, catering large Christmas parties for area businesses, and my family and friends appreciation of my cooking.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list, but I always try to learn from my mistakes! My worst is forgetting about the bread in the oven and letting it burn!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
I have this in the slow cooker right now - I've tasted a potato and carrot and just from that I can tell that the gravy is amazing. I used a 1/2 round roast that I had in the freezer, in case I didn't like it I wouldn't mess up a whole roast. I was very skeptical, even though the reviews are great, I didn't know how the Ranch dressing mix would taste (I didn't have Ranch dressing mix so I used Ranch Dip seasoning - practically the same thing!) I made a few minor changes - First I browned all sides of the roast then added dried diced onions, about 2 T. minced garlic, about 1/4 C Burgundy wine and about 2 tsp Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire sauce. I added a little black pepper and NO salt, and the gravy is perfect. As it cooked the gravy got very thick so I added more water as needed. I can't wait until the roast is finished cooking - I want it to be fall apart tender. It smells so good and will have it with fresh collard greens, also on the stove right now. I'm not going to tell my husband about the Ranch Dip & Italian Dressing seasoning, otherwise he'll get it in his head that he won't like it. - Great Recipe! If the roast comes out as good as the gravy then I have a new quick way of cooking a roast in the slow cooker. Next time I'll use a chuck.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2014
Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins
I've only made a few changes, which is typical for my regular mac & cheese. I always cook the macaroni in water & chicken boullion cubes for a much richer flavor. I don't add the breadcrumb topping and add a little white pepper to the mac & cheese mixture. The macaroni will absorb most of the milk so if you think it looks too dry, add a little more milk or 1/2 & 1/2, just don't make it too soupy. I make mine in a mini-muffin tin sprayed with butter flavored spray and they make great appetizers!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2011
 
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