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Home Town: Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Living In: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I started bartending at a cajun restaraunt in '95 and realized I wanted to learn how to "work the line" in the heart of the house as well as the front of the house. At several restaraunts after that one I would learn the kitchen while working the front of the house. From each job I didn't take recipes with me but experience. I got a little better each time.
My favorite things to cook
I love the carbs. Especially potatoes and pasta. Also, the staples. I'm always looking for a way to make one of the staples in a kitchen (homemade spaghetti sauce, bbq sauce, chili, etc.) into a recipe I can call my own.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Food has become a centerpiece of my budding family, and most traditions are being started now.
My cooking triumphs
One of the local watering holes has a chili cook-off during the super bowl every year and I won the one time I entered. Only cooking contest I ever entered.
My cooking tragedies
Beef/cabbage soup. Yes, it was exactly as bad as it sounds. One of my first experiments that has never left and I remind myself of when I try something new or unusual.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Pie Crust IV
I've made this several times, and for my tastes I like to double the recipe for a double thick crust. Also, to get the butter flavor but shortening flakiness, try butter flavored crisco.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2009
Pretty Chicken Marinade
I broke a cardinal rule with this recipe. I made this recipe for the first time for a function with no trial at home first. My work was having a "family reunion" cookout, and I was in charge of the food. I let the chicken marinate for 4-5 hours, then grilled. The chicken was eaten more than the brats! Took leftovers home and shredded, added to some sauteed onions and garlic, mixed with bbq sauce, and put in crock pot for shredded bbq chicken for Monday Night Football. Awesome!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2008
Cranberry Rum Punch
Great patio party punch! I doubled recipe with exact proportions and it was wonderful! I did take one cup of the cranberry juice and heated it on the stove. Once hot, I stirred in the sugar until it dissolved and let it simmer for a few moments. Then I mixed that into the other ingredients. Also, you must make this with a quality rum to cut down on such a "rummy" flavor. I used a "Private Select" spiced rum and it was awesome!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2008

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