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Home Town: Aledo, Texas, USA
Living In: Grapevine, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating
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About this Cook
I went to cooking school in Rhode Island in 1986 after I had been cooking a couple of years at resaurants. I learned to cook Kosher there at a catering place. I cooked at various places & types of food until joining the Navy. I've been doing electrical/electronic work on the railroad since. I love cooking still, but don't miss the business.
My favorite things to cook
I love doing Cajun food. I liked studying French Cooking....but derailing and adulterating it with Cajun techniques was even better. Adding blistering hot cayenne, bourbon, combining chicken, seafood and beef in the same pot. That's living. I like Eastern Indian because it's so unique and new to me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We made "Haystacks" when we had company. You'd put frito's corn chips on a plate, followed by lettuce, red onion slices, grated cheeses and hot pinto beans from bowls set out buffet style on the table.
My cooking triumphs
I threw together swedish meatballs for a wedding to supplement the other items we'd made. Even the sober guests went crazy over them and it was a nice unexpected turn. I wish I had written down what all I put in them!
My cooking tragedies
I caught the stovetop on fire during a busy night at an Italian place and set off the overhead foam fire extinguishers.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Cornmeal Coconut Cookies
This recipe is outstanding! My wife & kids loved these cookies, and I'll make this one again soon. I thought the lime might be overpowering, but it was good.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2011
Cinnamon Rolls II
Outstanding recipe. Anyone looking for a very good, well tested & well designed recipe for cinnamon rolls is in the right place here. I've printed it out and pasted it to 4x6 cards to use again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2011
Savory Corn Flatbread
Outstanding recipe. The amount of water needed depends on a few variables- I added 'till it was silky and elastic as I mixed it. It would take a psychic detective, not a fellow cook to tell precisely how much water is needed.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2010
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