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Dparkercooks

Bloomfield Hills, MI, US
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Recent Reviews


Re:Chicken Satés with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Delicious chicken that was easy to prepare. I made the peanut sauce ahead of time. Marinated the chicken early as well. Then right before dinner I skewered and broiled the chicken. It came together nicely with jasmine rice and a thai-esque salad. Easy high protein meal. It made more than we could eat in one sitting.


Posted: 07:43 pm on April 12th 2011

Re:Pasta Puttanesca

Delicious. Salty and spicy and super easy. This is a very forgiving recipe, precise amounts are not necessary. I had all ingredients in pantry or fridge. Came together quick. I served it with green beans and a green salad. Yumm. I felt Italian.


Posted: 07:13 pm on December 31st 2010

Re:Mexican Tomato Rice & Beans Recipe

Lately my "go to" rice recipe. Love the depth of flavor. Good with and without the beans. I like to add more liquid than it calls for so that it will be extra moist and reheat nicely.


Posted: 02:33 pm on December 31st 2010

Re:Mexican Tomato Rice & Beans Recipe

Lately my "go to" rice recipe. Love the depth of flavor. Good with and without the beans. I like to add more liquid than it calls for so that it will be extra moist and reheat nicely.


Posted: 02:33 pm on December 31st 2010

Re:Spaghetti with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Fast and easy and adaptable but no depth of flavor. I felt as if it were missing something. My guess is a perfect mushroom saute would make this dish work best. I probably overcooked the shallots by cutting them too small and then putting them in a too hot pan. Then I stirred the shrooms too much so they weren't brown enough! Also didn't have port and used sherry instead. I used my favorite herb, tarragon, couldn't really taste it in the finished dish. I don't mind an entree with lots of calories if it is offset with lots of flavor...this dish didn't have that. I'll try it again but focus on the details.


Posted: 06:11 am on November 13th 2010

Re:Red-Cooked Tofu

I would not make this dish again. It was easy but had no depth of flavor. I used fresh ginger but was unable to taste it in the finished dish. I had a poor quality sherry. I assume the Shaoxing or better sherry would have had an impact. The sauce was a nice consistency and the color was nice but it was nothing special.


Posted: 01:16 pm on November 9th 2010

Re:Pad Thai with Chicken and Shrimp

I found this to be fresh and satisfying. It was lighter tasting than many pad thai recipes I've tried. I like that it didn't call for peanut butter. I didn't have chicken and doubled the shrimp. Very easy to prepare.


Posted: 05:08 pm on May 16th 2010

Re:Quinoa and Avocado Salad with Dried Fruit, Toasted Almonds, and Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette

Delicious, easy and healthy. The dressing absorbs into the quinoa fast so I recommend dressing it at the last possible second and serving it with extra dressing on the side.


Posted: 01:33 pm on January 14th 2010

Re:Halibut and Mussel Stew with Fennel, Peppers, and Saffron

I was disappointed in this recipe as well. The stew was not very flavorful. No depth. I was trying to come up with how I could tweak the recipe so that I wouldn't have to waste the good mussels and halibut I bought. I ended up completing the recipe exactly as written. I was able to give it two stars because it did taste better when eaten with the garlicky baguette. But the stew itself was bland. I would not make it again.


Posted: 02:41 pm on January 13th 2010

Re:Thai Beef Salad with Mint & Cilantro

My husband and I love this dish and make it often. I usually double all the ingredients except the steak. It's delicious with the ground toasted rice. Easy to make and not much clean up if I grill the NY strips. I received a lesson in lemon grass from making this recipe repeatedly. (How to tell when it's fresh, how to cut it, etc...)


Posted: 01:28 pm on September 21st 2009