carpenter115 Profile - (10311798)

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Home Town: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Married with 2 kids (boys), both of whom enjoy helping in the kitchen. Darling wife gives me full run of the kitchen, and is a very patient taste-tester :)
My favorite things to cook
Steak!! I love a rare filet with a beautiful caramelized crust, fork-cutting tender with a basalmic reduction, accompanied by mashed potato (skins on for color and flavor) with a touch of garlic
My favorite family cooking traditions
My roots are Sicilian (mother was 1st gen to be born in America), I'm expolring traditional Italian cooking
My cooking triumphs
Finally mastered my creme brulee recipe
My cooking tragedies
good lord....too many to mention.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Quick and Easy Chicken
Followed the suggestions and tripled the recipe (all except the sugar, used 3Tb). Served with Jasmine rice (with a bit of lemon zest tossed in), family polished it off in record time :) Will DEFINITELY be doing this one a few more times

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2014
Bourbon Chicken
I try to follow recipe as written before rating, but I was short a little soy sauce (had about half). Still came out outstanding (never had the mall version, so don't know if it's matched). Served over rice, family raved about it. Next time I'll make extra marinade to reserve as a sauce after cookig

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2014
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
I'm not a big fish eater, but the wife & kids are, so as the cook in the family I make at least one fish recipe a week. This is probably THE only way I actually ENJOY eating the fish! I make the topping as stated, but add a little extra Parmigiano-Reggiano on top of mine (I'm a huge parm fan)

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2012

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