CraftyPancakes Profile - (13881918)


Home Town: Salem, Oregon, USA
Living In: Lake Arrowhead, California, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a homemaker who recently moved to a charming and secluded community on a mountain. I used to love to bake but moving from sea level to 5500ft has made baking very frustrating.
My favorite things to cook
I'm addicted to my slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sadly, there are no cooking traditions in my family but I'm attempting to make some so that my son has something to carry on.
My cooking triumphs
I don't really challenge myself when cooking so I can't claim any triumphs.
My cooking tragedies
Thankfully I don't think I've had any cooking tragedies.
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Cajun Crab Soup
Great soup base but not quite right for me and my family. I used a high end can of lump crab meat and canned crab seems too crabby/fishy tasting for this recipe in my opinion. A pound seemed like way too much. Fresh mild tasting crab would have been ideal but I wouldn't pay for fresh crab for this recipe. Next time I think I'll use this soup base (minus the green onions again) and add some potatoes and chopped clams instead of the crab. I'll give this one a few more tries with some changes and maybe a different brand of crab meat and see what happens.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2014
My Chili
Nice chili recipe. I made a few adjustments to suit our taste. Subbed 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies for 2 cans of the stewed tomatoes, added an extra can of kidney beans, added an additional tablespoon of chili powder and also decided to throw in a 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin because I LOVE cumin. Really good!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2014
Slow Cooked Corned Beef for Sandwiches
The best recipe I've tried for corned beef. The beer gives it a great added flavor. I used the meat for sandwiches and everyone loved it. This is now my go-to recipe for cooking corned beef.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2014

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