• Joined August, 2005
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I love trying new recipes and taking pictures of food. I'm a web programmer by day. I like in Providence, RI in an apartment in a Victorian house. My kitchen is pretty old and small but does the trick! (Speaking of "big ovens", I actually have an oven big enough to roast a large turkey, but I haven't given that a try yet). I give a recipe 4 stars if I am definitely going to make it again...it gets 5 stars if it seems to magically turn into something more than the sum of its ingredients. I think my favorite things to make are soup, baked goods, and anything in ramekins. I mostly cook for myself so I don't make many big meals, though I sometimes subject my co-workers to batches of cookies.

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Basic Bread

Basic Bread

I thought cornflour was the same as corn starch in the US - a very fine white powder. The cornmeal in this recipe should be ground corn - usually not as fine as flour. It's usually yellow. — cajuntoast 4/5/2009
Basic Bread

Basic Bread

Oops - good catch. I usually put in the salt with the flour. But if you leave it out, the bread will be OK, just less salty - you can just spread it with salted butter. — cajuntoast 3/29/2009
Basic Bread

Basic Bread

Good catch - I usually put the salt in with the flour. But it will be OK if you leave it out - the bread would just be less salty and I would spread it with salted butter... — cajuntoast 3/26/2009
Easy Blondies

Easy Blondies

You can substitute many ingredients like dried fruit for the chocolate and nuts. I used pecans and chocolate chunks. [I posted this recipe.] — cajuntoast 9/2/2007
Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken

Keeps well. Great served with rice or couscous. [I posted this recipe.] — cajuntoast 8/21/2007
Swiss Chard And Caramelized Onion Lasagna

Swiss Chard And Caramelized Onion Lasagna

I thought this recipe was just OK, but my boyfriend loved it. It was a bit too sweet for my tastes due to the caramelized onions. If I made it again I might add some vinegar or lemon juice, maybe some hot sauce or tangy goat cheese mixed in with the ricotta. One thing that helped me was to draw a picture of the layer order described in the recipe - it's a lot easier to refer to visually than in writing. This freezes pretty well - I reheated first in the microwave, then in the oven. 8/2/2007
Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle

Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle

A good, solid souffle recipe. They're not as hard as their reputation would have you think. This is the perfect mother's day breakfast. 8/2/2007
Apple Almond Pie

Apple Almond Pie

This was my favorite recipe to make last fall. It's delicious and keeps pretty well. I made it with the Jiffy crust in a box (shh). If I remember correctly, I also processed the almonds a bit finer. I love the combination of apples and almonds - it's a lot more substantial than plain apple pie. 8/2/2007
Pear Frangipane Tart

Pear Frangipane Tart

This tart can also be made with other fruits. Keeps fairly well for a few days - re-warming in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes makes it taste freshly baked. [I posted this recipe.] — cajuntoast 7/31/2007
Mushrooms Provencal

Mushrooms Provencal

A simple vegetable side dish. If you are not a big lemon fan, just use a squeeze of juice. [I posted this recipe.] — cajuntoast 6/11/2006
Zucchini Pie

Zucchini Pie

This is a rustic-looking tart which would be perfect for your homegrown zucchini. The original recipe recommended baking this on a cookie sheet, but I used a pie pan. [I posted this recipe.] — cajuntoast 6/11/2006
Braised Chicken Legs with Lemon

Braised Chicken Legs with Lemon

Don't be put off by the amount of garlic in this - you will hardly taste it in the final dish. This is adapted from Richard Olney's Simple French Food - I reduced the amount of garlic and lemon and simplified some of the instructions. [I posted this recipe.] — cajuntoast 6/11/2006
Eggs in Fried Bread

Eggs in Fried Bread

A classic. Make it with a heart-shaped cookie cutter for anniversaries, mother's day, father's day, or just to brighten your day! If you prefer your eggs over-easy to sunny side up, you can flip halfway through. 5/12/2006
Honey-Orange Madeleines

Honey-Orange Madeleines

I think a lot of people would like this, however, I like traditional madeleines without honey a lot better. The honey overpowers the delicate cookie too much for my taste. One tip - get a silicone madeleine mold! You don't have to butter 5/11/2006
Coconut Sorbet

Coconut Sorbet

I substituted lime peel for the shredded coconut. Overall an easy recipe (and would be great to serve to vegan friends instead of ice cream) but if I made this again I would blend the coconut milk first. Even though I shook the can there were tiny waxy or fatty clumps in my ice cream which were not very appetizing. 5/11/2006
Beef And Orange Salad with Red Onion Mustard Vinaigrette

Beef And Orange Salad with Red Onion Mustard Vinaigrette

I made this with a few liberties (like arugula, tangerine oranges which didn't need to be cut from the membrane, etc.) Delicious! 5/11/2006
Caramelized Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad

Caramelized Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad

When I read this recipe I was really excited about the combination of ingredients - carmelized fennel and grapefruit! But either I am missing some key techniques or this recipe is really difficult. The grapefruit fell apart when I tried to carmelize it. The roasted fennel was great, though - what I actually did was to slice it before roasting to speed up the cooking time and get a cripsier result. Anyway, if anyone figures out how to carmelize the grapefruit neatly, you should post it in your comment! 5/11/2006
Piccata Chicken

Piccata Chicken

This was a quick recipe. It was decent but not totally amazing. I think it would be very good for picky kids (minus the capers, maybe). I ended up thickening the sauce with a bit of extra flour, and that improved it a lot. — cleverkt 4/18/2006
Beans with Vinaigrette

Beans with Vinaigrette

This recipe was amazing and so quick. I used whole grain mustard and freshly ground pepper. I liked it slightly warm, but think it would also be a great bring-along lunch. 4/18/2006
Raisin Soda Bread

Raisin Soda Bread

A delicious standard Irish Soda Bread recipe. I didn't have to bake it for the full hour and a half - took it out after about 45 minutes and it was wonderfully done. 3/16/2006

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excellent photo, makes me hungry, great work, CCheryl

3 years ago    CCheryl

Hello, I have been to Providence RI once, it was winter and snow was on the ground. Your recipe sounds great... I bet you are a great cook with a nice hot oven. Nice picture too!

3 years ago    swamphunter007

You do such great things with your food photos. They show your great talent and attention to details.

6 years ago    promfh

I just love this photo. Simple, perfect lighting and focus.

6 years ago    stevemur

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