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Tom C

Tom C
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Living In: Jerez De La Frontera, Andalucia, Spain
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I'm married with a 2yr old, originally from the deep south and now living in Spain. I grew up in Georgia with all that deep southern home cooking. Add to that my family are italians (I'm 4th generation in America) so we have some definite pasta roots. I enjoy cooking, it's how I unwind after a stressfull day.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about everything, although I am definately a meat and potatoes man. Living in Spain, I dabble into the spanish cuisine- which is VERY different from mexican- but nothing notable so far. I enjoy cooking italian, and traditional american dishes more than anything else.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in a house of 4 kids with a single working mother. Needless to say, we all had to pull our weight and do chores. Cooking was one of those, and if you wanted to eat you had to learn how to cook. So I got started in the kitchen very early. Watching my mom, I learned lots of the little tricks that make things turn out better.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving, hands-down. Everyone I know anxiously awaits thanskgiving day so they can come to my house and eat an authentic american thanksgiving meal like what they see in the movies. Having limited u.s. ingredients, I've learned to make everything from scratch- from toasting bread for stuffing, to grinding pumpkin pie spices. After a few so-so meals, things turn out pretty well.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make banana-nut bread with no measuring cups (or spoons) and converting the u.s. measurements into metric. It turned into a gummy, baked loaf of baking soda flavored flour. ugh!
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Dad's Leftover Turkey Pot Pie
This turned out really well! I always have guests over for thanksgiving, and this time it turned into a 2 day affair, so the next day I made this and it turned out fabulous! Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 7, 2013
Delicious Baked Chicken
This was o.k., and was certainly very moist. It turned out just as it should have, but there just wasn't a whole lot there to rate. I guess I expected more flavor or maybe a taste that surprised me, but in the end it tasted like baked chicken with garlic powder on it. Maybe I should try grilling it, that be something.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2011
Turkey Tetrazzini II
This was a very easy recipie to make, but I thought it was kind of bland, and far too much of a milky taste for me. Not a bad recipie, definately something to build on at least. Maybe the next time I'll add some spice to it. Thanks for sharing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2011
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