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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Appetites: A Cookbook

By Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever
Ecco - 2016

21st June 2018

Bodega sandwich : page 74

Bacon, scrambled eggs and American Cheese (said you could sub swiss) on a kaiser roll. Yummy breakfast. Couldn't help but smile when he said to serve it with sh*tty coffee.

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25th September 2018

Chicken Salad : page 25

This was a very good version of chicken salad. I made a double batch so I could share with my daughter for our lunches this week, mine at work and hers with her son who just turned 2. We both agreed delicious but next time I'll let up on the mayonnaise a bit. A little too much for our tastes.

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25th June 2018

Macaroni and Cheese : page 128

We loved the combination of cheeses in this one and the optional ham. I did only opt for a half amount of cayenne since mine is super hot. Next time I think I'd only do a fourth.

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22nd October 2018

New Mexico-style beef chili : page 230

I've had my eye on this recipe since I first got the Appetites book, but it's just been too hot here to enjoy chili. I finally made it for our Sunday supper tonight and it was delicious but a bit spicy. I did use harissa instead of the tomato paste as suggested since I had some in the fridge. I had to order a jar of diced Hatch Green Chilies from Amazon, since I am unable to find them here.

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21st June 2018

Sausage and Pepper Hero : page 69

Quick and easy work night supper. Delicious. I didn't have red peppers so I used orange and yellow.

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