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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 45 reviews
Hot Tamale Pie
Good recipe. I did make some minor changes, but just based on history/personal preferences.(Used mild Rotel, instead of salsa and peppers, just Mexican cheese blend , taco seasoning, putting a tablespoon of oil in cornbread mix). If you're looking for something just like the 1st picture, then may want to consider halving cornbread, or just using one box, perhaps in a 9X9" pan. Ended up more bready than anticipated, but still good. Also the "layering" part was a little confusing as a 1st time preparer. Bake time ended up being only about 35 minutes. Other than that pretty tasty.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 31, 2015
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.

1 user found this review helpful
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

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