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Hello!  I live in a commune and me & my friends (and husband) love cooking with Big oven!  We often take turns making the meals here for each other and our large gatherings.  While I'm just a beginner and have a lot to learn, I still enjoy attempting some of the harder recipes if the instructions are clear enough.  Someday I might just be brave and make something all on my own once I get the hang of it!

My Most Recent Ratings

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

— shannonkwendt 3/1/2013
Best Chicken Marinade EVER

Best Chicken Marinade EVER

That's the ticket! Love it! — Tuleya 2/28/2013
Best-Ever Cinnamon Rolls

Best-Ever Cinnamon Rolls

So Delicious! I will have to keep hold of the recipe to use this one frequently! 2/26/2013
Croquetas de Jamon (Spanish Ham Croquettes)

Croquetas de Jamon (Spanish Ham Croquettes)

These are just so great for party appetizers, and the creamy ham filling is to die for! I have to say this is the most often requested thing I make for game days and such. — Firebyrd 2/24/2013
Crepes Nutella

Crepes Nutella

Out of this world fantastic! My hubby loves em! — ellie36 2/23/2013
Mini Crescent Smokies

Mini Crescent Smokies

I used real cheese but this recipe was fabulous and so easy to do on the fly! Everyone liked it very much, was just what I was looking for! — promfh 2/17/2013
Sweet and tender BBQ Baby Back Ribs (Easy clean up)

Sweet and tender BBQ Baby Back Ribs (Easy clean up)

My gosh, looks fantastic, I will hafta keep this recipe around! I usually have my hubby do the grilling of ribs but this way is more moist I think! — Aaronzvz 2/13/2013
Desechos Del Cerdo Carnitas

Desechos Del Cerdo Carnitas

This was terriffic and very useful to have! We always end up with a bunch of 'scraps' from ribs and this was a great way to make use of them! I never guessed you could to this, Thanks! — swibirun 2/13/2013
Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

Easy and full of flavor. Perfect if you're like me and can't cook to save your life! — ladybugplus 2/13/2013
Pasta with Lemon-Pistachio Sauce and Spinach

Pasta with Lemon-Pistachio Sauce and Spinach

As written the recipe doesn't work. I wanted to use up my pistachios so I made major changes to the recipe and succeeded in creating a passable dish. Left off the lemon, switched in butter for the oil. To avoid the mushyness another user reported I used fresh spinach instead of frozen. I used heavy cream instead of the nasty pasta water (why on earth use THAT?!)I also processed the pistachios longer, then stirred in some feta cheese. Giving this 2 stars for the 2 ingredients in this recipe I ended up using :P — Tresyk 1/27/2013
Tilapia in Garlic and Tomatoes Sauce

Tilapia in Garlic and Tomatoes Sauce

The comments in this made me laugh so hard, Even I know how to roast tomatoes and I'm a joke in the kitchen! Anyway you can BUY canned roasted tomatoes if you don't have the time and this recipe was AMAZING! — Alghero 1/14/2013
Goulash

Goulash

I'm a bit simple in the kitchen, this seemed right up my alley. Had marked this item to try months ago, it was lacking in flavour. Nearly binned it then discovered I had a little item called Hungarian paprika. Genuis! Imagine what a differance some herbage can make. Still wasn't very good, will keep looking. — mquattlebaum 1/14/2013
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

I only had the Zinfandel, but this was wonderful! I don't know montreal seasonings but used Creole and hoped for the best. It was superb! — LKBritt 1/9/2012
Mini French Toast Cupcakes

Mini French Toast Cupcakes

Yummy! I really enjoyed these with some coffee! — Kimography 1/9/2012
Refreshing Cilantro Lime Rice

Refreshing Cilantro Lime Rice

Gotta agreeing with guitarmom, this is a great, well-flavored go to recipe for Mexican food. Made it in the rice cooker for my garlic chicken tonight! — JerseyBlue 1/7/2012
Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken

made this again, doubling the cornstarch, but I think its still lacking in something.. — lizmac 12/30/2011
Creamy Split Pea Soup

Creamy Split Pea Soup

This was great! I never knew a bone from the Xmas ham would make such a wonderful soup =) — Firebyrd 12/29/2011
Beef Bulgogi

Beef Bulgogi

Sake is NOT a good ingredient for these! Gave it a rank taste that no one liked. In the end, was bitter but well-cooked on the grill. 12/27/2011
Fried Catfish Po'Boy (Po Boy)

Fried Catfish Po'Boy (Po Boy)

Looked so nummy and messy I had to try it; what a quick & easy recipe! My whole lil family loved it; will be using that fantastic crunchy breading often! — Firebyrd 12/3/2011
Turkey Breast with Sausage & Apricot Stuffing

Turkey Breast with Sausage & Apricot Stuffing

Gave this a test run today...FANTASTIC! This eill be on the menue for sure, I loved the rich flavor the pecans & apricots gave to the meat! Very innovative, thank you! — Firebyrd 11/14/2011

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I would encourage you to try that recipe again. It sounds like you undercooked it. It's a very fickle recipe. I've made it 5 times but it's only come out perfect twice. But everyone agrees that sampled it that it's the best they've ever had. Since it's not my invention, it came out of a book, I stand nothing to gain. :)

2 years ago    jmschaub

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