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igbystooge


igbystooge
 
Home Town: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I grew up a true southerner, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I am currently a bartender with an extensive knowledge of mixing drinks. I am engaged to the most beautiful woman in the world and I will be married in May. I also have experience in the food service industry working various positions in different kitchens.
My favorite things to cook
Anything southern, Cajun-Creole, I really enjoy one-dish meals such as casseroles, Lasagnas, etc. Grilling, and I've recently found interest in baking
My favorite family cooking traditions
Using the recipes that I grew up watching my mother and my "Mamma" Nell cook. Keeping it simple when it comes to cooking something simple such as Turnip Greens.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I ever cooked Traditional Red Beans and Rice
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to cook Chicken and Dumplings was complete disaster that ended up with the whole batch being thrown in the trash
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Potato and Jalapeno Gratin
This recipe is a great side for a steak. Some adjustments you can make are trimming the amount of Jalapenos you use, or substituting Swiss for Gruyere. Sometimes if there are kids eating this dish, I do half with Jalapenos, and half without. This dish is very versatile.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2011
Bubba's Jambalaya
I've made this several times and found it enjoyable every time. A few suggestions for those who think there's too many tomatoes: Add one can diced tomatoes, and one can Rotel, it cuts down on the tangy-ness and adds an extra "kick".

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2010
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
This is good recipe that I made a few minor changes to. The first change that I made was to dice the onions instead of cutting them into rings. The second change I made was to add diced Jalapenos. Before you judge let me explain. If you d-seed and d-membrane the Jalapenos, it cuts the heat factor way down and adds an awesome flavor. I got the idea from a dish that is served at a local steakhouse. Other than those two changes I made them according to the recipe. Highly recommended.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2009
 
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