DIZ♥ Profile - Allrecipes.com (18761697)


Home Town: Kansas, USA
Living In: Kansas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening
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Blog...  1 post
Feb. 19, 2010 10:53 pm 
Updated: Jul. 2, 2014 3:31 am
First time blogging, first recipe ever saved to “my recipe box.”  I still remember sitting down at the computer one day just to kill a little time.  I thought I’d check in on allrecipes and see what was new.  When the home page opened—There It Was!  Filipino Lumpia was the… MORE
Filipino Lumpia
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Filipino Lumpia
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From The Blog:  DIZ
Venison Gyros
Almond Poppy Tea Cookies
Salmon Dijon Butter Sauce, Asparagus, Angel Hair Pasta
Yakisoba Chicken
Filipino Lumpia
French Breakfast Muffin
Cream of Asparagus & Mushroom Soup
Beef & Swiss Wrap
Bailey's Sundae Coffee Drink
High FIve Orange Rolls
About this Cook
What can I say, I love food. It's just hubby and me, but I still do a lot of cooking just for the two of us. We eat a variety of different foods that are all over the spectrum. Most of the time we eat healthy, but still make room for those not-so-healthy dishes.
My favorite things to cook
Meals that are bursting with different flavors, textures, and color.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was Czech and it wouldn't be X-mas without her famous poppy seed kolaches. That torch has now passed to me since I have her well-guarded recipe.
My cooking triumphs
After many, many years of trials and tribulations, I finally mastered the art of chocolate. I make my very own candy shop style truffles, English toffee, caramels, etc. Maybe someday I will make a business out of it, but for now you have to be on my X-mas list.
My cooking tragedies
I’m quite certain I’ve had my share of tragedies if you consider a cake that falls, breads that won’t raise, candy that won’t set, or a burnt burger on the grill. Hey, it happens!
Recipe Reviews 402 reviews
Braised Corned Beef Brisket
I love corned beef ‘n cabbage. My husband, not so much. He doesn’t care for the spices in the seasoning packet. When I saw this recipe, I knew we could reach a happy compromise. This recipe is absolutely perfect! The meat was so tender and juicy that you could cut it with a fork. The flavor was out of this world! You can do anything with this like Reuben sandwiches or use in other recipes that call for corned beef. That ‘s if you are lucky enough to have leftovers. Since I love corned beef ‘n cabbage, I cooked the cabbage in the drippings from the roasting pan and added the sliced corned beef. This was much better than the traditional cooking methods. Thank you, mauigirl!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2015
Gramma Momo's WW Pancakes
I love vintage recipes and this World War II recipe is one to treasure. Without a doubt, it’s the best whole wheat pancake recipe I’ve tried. I used white whole wheat flour and vegetable oil in place of applesauce. The batter was extremely thick and more consistent with a muffin batter. For me, an ideal pancake batter should be thick, yet pourable. I added more milk until I got the consistency I wanted. Following the recipe directions, I used 2 Tablespoons of batter per pancake. I got 24 cute little medallion sized pancakes. Hardly big enough for a single serving as suggested by the recipe, but they say times were hard during WW II. People had to ration back then and maybe that was all you got. I don’t know? I just know these little gems were light, fluffy, and flavorful. The only thing you have to be careful with is not to overcook them or they get dry and crumbly.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2015
Orange, Honey and Soy Chicken
After reading all of the great reviews, I’m beginning to think I did something wrong. I could not get the sauce thick or sticky in the recommended cook time. I removed the chicken because it was cooked beyond dry and let the sauce continue simmering. The sauce was o.k., but I couldn’t taste any orange flavor at all. It might have been better if the chicken wasn’t so overcooked

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2015

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