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Living In: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Cool tree in a park by Lake Michigan. Nov 09
About this Cook
Systems Analyst and all around geek that loves the outdoors, geocaching, cooking, exploring, traveling, music, snuggling at home with a movie and the cats.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make one-dish meals such as casseroles, stews, soups and chili. I also love to experiment with different cuisines and spices. I'm consistently trying new recipes and/or some new ingredient, usually every week.
My cooking triumphs
Everyone uses their first turkey in the category, but I have to use it too. My triumph is my first Thanksgiving dinner, which occurred after my mom passed away. I was so afraid the family would be disappointed but everyone loved it! So did I. Whew.
My cooking tragedies
I only get 1000 characters? Why answer this at all but I'll try :) Pie crust dough. Can't get it. Overcooked lots of nice roasts even when using thermometers (both instant read and probe types). How does that happen?????
Recipe Reviews 148 reviews
Mustard Mashed Potatoes
I love mustard, but never thought to add it to mashed potatoes. I used russets instead of red potatoes. Mustard comes in many different strengths, so use discretion. Mine was pretty strong so I used less. Not sure how often I'll make this, as a side it won't compliment as many dishes as regular mash but I liked it and I'm glad I visited this one.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2015
Country-Style Steak
Nummy! I don't see a reason to dirty both a pan and a baking dish. I browned the meat and baked in the same pan, tastes better too to have the brown bits (fond) in the gravy. I seasoned using steak seasoning, very happy with that. Don't need that much flour for coating. Sauteed mushrooms were an addition that worked perfectly, I recommend it. I started checking the meat after an hour since I had two small steaks, but turns out I still needed the full two hours for the meat to get tender. Such an easy way to get a very satisfying meal.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2015
Chili Dogs with Cheese
To answer a previous critical review: Many people don't NEED this recipe. I don't, I've been making these exactly like this for many years, came up with the idea myself c.1980 (although I do prefer white onion to green here). I usually snub preprocessed canned ingredients also, but these are delicious. There may be other people that appreciate the idea of this recipe. Springboard if you like. It is disclosed this is a sponsored recipe from Hormel. I love these dogs.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2015

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