Peckish Sister's Profile

From: Central, FL USA

Joined: December 11th, 2010

About me: I have always liked to cook, particularly breads, fruits, vegetables, vegetarian, poultry and lamb dishes. After marriage we cooked together progressively more difficult dishes with him doing the meat, grilling and frying, and I did the "dough" and the same type of things I had before. After children we started cooking more simply. After discovering the cause of my frequent migraines was an evolving long list of chemicals and odd ingredients, I began getting back to cooking from basic ingredients, and found I could be well again. I also try to cooking from what I can get in season at the ever present fruit and vegetable stands.

Favorite cookbook: America's Test Kitchen / Cooks Illustrated Books

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February 29th, 2020

Ratatouille from The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America's Most Trusted Cooking Magazine

This family favorite is the only way I have been able to eat eggplant, perhaps because it it salted, any excess moisture squeezed out and then roasted at a high temperature. If I am in a real hurry I use... read more >

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30 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes

By Lori Burke
CreateSpace - 2012

August 28th, 2012

I love being able to quickly put together a fruit-filled dessert. These dump cakes seem to be a real crowd pleaser and to be better than something I could buy at the store. Most of the recipes are based on pie filling, but some of them are solely fresh fruit like apple or blueberries. All the recipes use a particular brand of cake mix as it does not contain pudding. And they are all topped with thinly sliced butter. Many of the recipes are missing key ingredients or directions like baking time. However after you make a few; you can fill in the blanks. I thought it was odd that there was such a wide range of the amount of butter used. My recommendation is to start with 2 sticks of butter, slice them thinly the long way and as soon as the top is covered, put the rest back into the refrigerator for another use. If you want it to go farther or be a little more elaborate, top with ice cream. This was a free download from Kindle for me. I don't usually go in for 30 recipe cookbooks, but I have found this a useful little cookbook. I highly recommend it, particularly if you have to provide food for a large crowd.