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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Cook's Country Best Lost Suppers

By Editors of Cook's Country Magazine
Cook's Illustrated - 2009

4th September 2011

Orange Pork Chops : page 52

There was a lot of simmering, but the bright orange juice sauce was worth it. This was a nice variation on pork chops. Noodles would be a nice side dish to help with all that sauce, and greens gave a great color contrast as well. Perhaps it would be best to cook this in the winter. Everthing in the recipe worked well.

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10th September 2011

Pork Chop Scallop : page 53

Comfort food with porkchops topping cheesy scalloped potatoes and vegetables. Definately a one pot meal. I should have used my mandolin to cut the potatoes. The scalloped vegetables looked perfect until I put the pork chops on top. Dripping meat juices made the potatoes watery. Be sure to cook your pork chops enough before you put them on top, I think I rushed it a little, and you can avoid this pitfall.

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