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Living In: Mount Solon, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern
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About this Cook
I've enjoyed cooking since I worked in a restaurant in my teens.
My favorite things to cook
Breads of all types. I'm also beer brewer - guess I enjoy yeasts and grains. BBQ and grilling.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A French bread made with beer and an old salt risin' bread recipe passed to me by my father. We also have a Thanksgiving tradition of scalloped peanuts and onions and an interesting sweet potato casserole that we never fail to fix.
Recipe Reviews 52 reviews
Spicy Oven Fried Chicken
Used finely ground corn flakes rather than bread crumbs and I left out the sugar and added a bit more cayenne to turn up the heat a bit. Used Frank's Red Hot Original but a hotter sauce would kick heat up a notch. Large breasts which I cut in half to speed marinate (2 hr) and to give a better crumb coating to meat ratio and more flavor. Definitely bake on rack for a crispy finish. Served with homemade buffalo wing sauce and homemade bleu cheese dressing for dipping.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2015
Absolutely the BEST Rich and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!
Excellent. I used 1/8 teaspoon sugar. Only suggestion is to double it because this single batch isn't enough.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 22, 2015
Taco Salad II
Cook, drain, and chill the meat (we add a little hot sauce or picante sauce when cooking). You can also add some of the onions or peppers to the beef while cooking. We prefer mixed lettuce rather than iceberg. Although we've built the salad in a big common bowl, when enjoying at home, we don't assemble the salad in advance--put ingredients in different bowls and let each person create their salad with their preferences. Other great ingredients include rinsed beans (pinto, black, or kidney), chickpeas, olives, hot peppers, different cheeses (cheddar, Monterey jack, pepper jack, fresco, etc). Also different dressings for different tastes--I think Catalina is a classic with taco salad but others prefer Ranch or something else.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 16, 2015

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