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 Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust

By Ina Garten
Clarkson Potter - 2012

2nd June 2013

1770 House Meatloaf : page 129

I made this recipe from Food Network magazine so wanted to link to the book:
http://www.cookbooker.com/recipe/35597/1770-house-meatloaf

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2nd June 2013

Crispy Mustard-Roasted Chicken : page 117

This chicken was wonderful. The crispy crust from the panko almost makes you think you're having fried chicken. The dijon, wine, lemon zest, garlic and thyme also make for a wonderful treat for your taste buds. I decided to use bone in thighs instead of a whole cut up chicken since most of my family prefers dark meat.

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I made this recipe from the Food Network magazine so wanted to link to the book:
http://www.cookbooker.com/recipe/35802/easy-tomato-soup-and-grilled-cheese-croutons

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7th July 2013

German Chocolate Cupcakes : page 227

My daughter took my copy of Foolproof home with her so she could make these for my birthday and anniversary picnic. They were awesome! German chocolate was often my choice of birthday cake while growing up, made by my Granny and after she passed away my Mom. This is a nice version and in addition to pecans the icing has almonds. The cupcakes were moist chocolaty and delicious.

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2nd June 2013

Green Beans Gremolata : page 169

My daughter and I loved this one. The lemon zest, parm, and garlic give the beans such a lovely and bright flavor and the pine nuts a little nutty crunch. I'll be making this one again.

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