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Doug Matthews


Doug Matthews
 
Home Town: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Mendham, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Oct. 22, 2014 1:19 pm 
Updated: Oct. 24, 2014 1:57 pm
When I was growing up you did two things with pumpkins. You carved them and you made pumpkin pie. Of course, we also had to walk uphill barefoot through the snow in order to manually change the channels on the TV but that is neither here nor there. Suffice to say, it was a much simpler time.… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
My mother decided early on that her sons would never have to rely on someone to feed them so we all learned to cook at an early age. I really started to branch out when I moved out west to Denver, SF & Dallas. Combine that with extended business travel to Louisiana & my growing love of spices and you get a real mix of flavors.
My favorite things to cook
Love to make cajun food with my favorites being crawfish pie, alligator stew & alligator chili - I go nuts on Super Bowl Sunday
My favorite family cooking traditions
We didn't have a lot of traditions per se but you could count on pancakes or waffles on sundays - dad making scrambled eggs twice a year on christmas morning & mother's day - veal parmagiana on christmas eve, Thanksgiving with Grandma Matthews and any menu of your choice on your birthday. We weren't a spicy family so I learned a lot of good strong basics in the kitchen from Mom that I have carried over into my cooking today.
My cooking triumphs
I love to experiment with variations of dishes I try around the country. My biggest success is here on allrecipes where I had 2 recipes published in the same cookbook - Southwestern Turkey Soup & Curried Carrot Soup. I think my corn muffins are a great starting point and my alligator chili has become a much requested Super Bowl favorite.
My cooking tragedies
There have been a few times in the past where I tossed everything and took everyone to a restaurant instead. I'm not too proud to say my cooking is awful when it really is.
Recipe Reviews 79 reviews
Rotini with Asparagus, Salmon and Cherry Tomatoes
We used leftover cold cubed salmon and it worked. Tarragon & Lemon brought freshness but maybe some lemon Pepper next time to punch it up a bit. Will make a great cold leftover salad today for lunch

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2014
Elbows Mac and Cheese with Tuscan Herb Sauce
think it needs a little more than just some garlic & cheese but it still worked for us.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2014
Cold-Brewed Coffee
We made coffee ice cream with the results of this recipe. Excellent.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2014
 
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