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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.


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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

26th November 2010

Herb-roasted Turkey Breast : page 127

Since my Mom just had by-pass surgery and is still in the hospital we decided to hold off on our big Thanksgiving celebration until she's home. I decided to just roast a turkey breast and fix a few sides this year. This turned out delicious and just the right size for 8 people. We usually have 18 + I will be making this again. We loved the flavor the bit of wine in the roasting pan gave as well as the herbs. Very flavorful and the rub was easy to put together.

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6th January 2012

Rich Beef Barley Soup : page 58

Need something rich and hearty for a cold winter night? Then this just might fit the bill. We all enjoy barley and my son likes oxtail stew, this seemed to be a good combination of the two. I didn't have leeks so I used some sweet onion in their place in addition to the other onion. I also left out the celery since neither hubby nor son enjoys celery. At first bite I though this was a little on the sweet side but after adding crackers to mine I enjoyed it much more. It's definitely filling and will warm you from the inside out. Next time I might leave out the bay leaf since hubby tends to object to them lately. Next time I might also add some mushrooms since we enjoy mushrooms and barley. I did make half a recipe.

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14th November 2010

Spicy Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti : page 158

This was very good. It was indeed a bit spicy. The Italian sausage, although only a 1/2 pound to 2 pounds ground turkey (I used ground chicken), was a dominate feature in the meatball mixture. It seemed to overpower the prosciutto, so think it would probably be just as good with lean bacon. I liked the addition of asiago cheese in the meatball mixture.

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