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

Latest review:

July 24th, 2018

Chicken in Riesling with Grapes from Crockery Cookbook/over 120 Delicious Recipes for Your Crock-Pot Slow Cooker (Sunset Cookery Books)

I used slightly larger amounts than listed on the recipe to go with the package sizes of what I purchased. I don't do well with sulfites in wine and cherries were in season so instead used cherry juice... read more >

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

By Editors at Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Cook's Illustrated - 2011

14th October 2012

Congo Bars : page 656

The base recipe is the the Blondie (brownie) recipe with lots of brown sugar, toasted pecans (for which I substituted walnuts), chocolate and white chocolate chips. To make it a Congo bar, you add carefully toasted coconut. My son in college has declared this his most favorite cookie (to receive in a care package). This recipe makes a 9 X 13" pan of these very rich thick cookies.

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23rd April 2012

Zucchini Bread with Dried Cranberries : page 578

The batter of this bread was very beautiful with the contrast of the grated zucchini and the dried cranberries. However after baking it became very dark and harder to see. I used the toasted pecans and the larger sized loaf pan (they did not recommend). I am not sure the batter would have fit in a smaller pan. I used the yogurt option over the milk but it still did not help with the Florida factor and I had to bake it 20 minutes more (instead of 5 minutes less). Very good flavor, texture and the fruit and nuts remained in suspension. A nice use of a pound of zucchini.

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