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Home Town: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Living In: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Making potato salad, and cabbage the way I'm accustomed to back home. If I could only learn how to make some N.C. barbecue....
Recipe Reviews 43 reviews
Simple Whole Roasted Chicken
Whole family loved it, including my picky sons. I did double the cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon, like one of the featured reviewers suggested in the magazine version.

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Reviewed On: May 20, 2014
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
As is, recipe is only a 3. (I have used a plain pork tenderloin before to "save" a recipe, and discovered it was not easy to shred nor as tasty as a shoulder. So I used a ~2.6 lb pork tenderloin roast, which had more fat). After following other suggestions with letting it sit in crock pot on 'keep warm' setting for an additional hour, which ended up being 1½ since had errands to run, it raised review a point. I used Sweet Baby Rays Hickory and Brown Sugar BBQ sauce which is my favorite- but that still was inadequate. Once I added approximately 1 to 1½ tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, it finally had that special punch to it, and became a 5.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 18, 2014
Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
I've had this recipe for a while, and did make as is; but eventually tweaked it more to my liking. Did ¾ cup "dry", ie less oily version of peanut butter, decreased white sugar to 1/4, but upped brown sugar to 2/3. Decreased flour to 1&1/2 cup, and added in peanut butter morsels since strangely I've never like the nut pieces of peanuts in peanut butter cookies. And these turn out great. Boston Market used to have soft peanut cookies a long long time ago, and that inspired me to search for this recipe. The store brands are not soft and always have real peanut pieces in them. Double yuck.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2014

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