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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The Apple Lover's Cookbook

By Amy Traverso
W. W. Norton & Company - 2011

27th August 2012 (edited: 27th August 2012)

Dutch Baby : page 159

We liked this one but it took much longer to cook that the recipe stated and it was still a bit on the wet side in places. This may have been my fault since it said to use a 12 inch cast iron skillet and I think mine is a 10 inch one. This was still very good and I'd make it again but use a little larger pan on less mixture. I didn't have any of the suggested apples but since it said to use a sweeter apple and I had some Virginia Beauties that we had recently picked from son-in-law's Grandma's trees I used those. The lemon juice squeezed over the baked dish gave it a nice brightness.

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11th September 2012 (edited: 11th September 2012)

Simple Apple Nut Cake : page 239

I had some apples that needed using up and had all the other ingredients on hand so decided this was the recipe to try. I'm happy I did as it's very good. In the apple notes the author says she's made this one with many different firm sweet apples and since both Pink Lady and Cameo were on that list and I knew the apples I had were one of those (came from my Dad and couldn't remember which he said he bought) I used those.

I like the cheat sheet given in this book for apple varieties to use in the recipes or when you're looking for either firm-tart, firm-sweet, or tender-tart apples.

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