IvyMcAllister Profile - Allrecipes.com (16705727)


Home Town: New Jersey, USA
Living In: Overdevelopmentville, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Split Pea Soup
I, too, do not soak the peas overnight, but I usually start with hot water and cook it on High for the first 6 hours. The thickness of this can vary quite a lot. If it's getting near serving time and it seems too thin, I hit it with the immersion blender. If that doesn't do the trick, I add instant mashed potato flakes--plain or flavored (like loaded mashed potatoes, four cheese, or whatever). It thickens the mixture beautifully and doesn't hurt the flavor at all. If anything, the flavored kinds are actually pretty tasty add-ons. My father *loves* this recipe. Every time I cook a ham, the leftovers are inevitably destined for the crock pot.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2013
Slow Cooker Homemade Beans
I second the reviews statin that the beans were still rather tough when soaked overnight and then mixed with the other ingredients for cooking. I had to both soak and then boil the beans before they were soft enough to go in the crock pot. I made some very minor changes to the ingredients: I used leftover Christmas ham instead of bacon, freeze dried onion instead of fresh, and Splenda brown sugar (1/2 cup, obviously, since it measures differently than real brown sugar). The sauce was excellent. I'm sure I'll make these again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2013
Wine Baked Potato
Pretty simple and very forgiving. I like to add extra onions to the bottom of the foil pouch so they caramelize in the sherry. Make them at least once a week. If I want a nicer presentation, I put them in an oval ramekin and seal it with foil--same effect without the effort required to plate the potato without messing up the accordion effect.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2012

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