southerncooker's Profile

From: Boomer, NC USA

Joined: January 3rd, 2010

About me: I collect cookbooks and love to cook and try new recipes. I tested recipes for Leite's Culinaria for almost eight years. I learned to cook from many good southern cooks including my Mom, Dad, several Aunts and my Grandmothers. My children and husband also like to cook and try new foods and recipes. My son still lives with us but our daughter is married. She often visits to cook with me. We are adventuresome eaters willing to try new things.

Latest review:

November 19th, 2018

Bourbon Roasted Pork Loin from Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook

This was delicious. I know she says in the book not to use the good bourbon but all I had was Woodford Reserve so that's what I used. I marinated for about 8 hours in fridge. Loved the apples and onions... read more >

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Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?: Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips

By Ina Garten
Clarkson Potter - 2010

December 17th, 2010

I love the Barefoot Contessa books and this one is no exception. As with her other books this one includes fabulous photos and inspiring recipes.

Not only does this one include easier recipes but also great tips and a list of Ina's must have things for the kitchen. The recipes may be easy but they sure aren't boring. Even so most ingredients are easily found in a regular supermarket. She does use a few rather expensive ingredients in some of the recipes. For instance truffle butter. That is one thing I can't find in a regular supermarket but for the most part it's standard ingredients.

Most of the recipes are ones I'd love to cook and eat. I'm sure I'll be using this one for some time to come. I've already made the Herb roasted turkey breast for our Thanksgiving and the spicy turkey meatballs and spaghetti and both were fantastic.