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Merritt's Meals and other Morsels

Sibilance, sibilance, check one-two, check, check! 
Jan. 11, 2009 11:34 am 
Updated: May 6, 2010 2:02 pm
This is my first Allrecipes blog.  I'll update more once we have all the wrinkles iro--... er... all the lumps mashed out?

Anyway, cheers and thanks for your patience!

Jan. 11, 2009 11:38 am
I can't wait to read your blog!
Jan. 11, 2009 12:02 pm
As you can see, I found it! So this is a blog! :)
Jan. 11, 2009 4:13 pm
I found it too, Merrit. Good luck on the blog. I notice that there are a few lumps, err bugs? in the photo labeling since the new changes as well. Unless your chocolate waffle cookies really came out looking like a whiskery boxer - in that case, you really should check your oven!
Jan. 12, 2009 11:25 pm
It's been cool to see a lot of AR employees blogging, if only to try it. You all have done a fabulous job, and the site is looking great. I love the new changes. Thank you! ♥
Jan. 14, 2009 10:10 am
Please, oh please Merrit, can you please help me... I need to change the NAME of my blog! I accidently named it the name of my first blog while blogging (new to this)...
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About Me
So, the cat's out of the bag on the AR Recipe Buzz: I'm one of the AllRecipes "techie" guys. I do deployment engineering. I'm 39, from Seattle, and have a 16-year old son who is in a punk band. I've been working in the software/tech sector for almost 20 years. I live in South Beacon Hill and ride my bike to work every day. I love cooking almost as much as I do eating. My lovely wife Lindsay and I have the cutest damn pug, Mac (Macaroni), a fat cat named Patsy, and two bettas, Red Fish and Blue Fish (a.k.a. Dusty Springfield).
My favorite things to cook
Thanksgiving dinner, semi-traditional. I like getting creative and foodie with it. Like prosciutto- and herb-crusted roast turkey, port wine cranberry reduction, and butternut squash gratin. Mmmm. Oh! Oh! Oh! I got my butternut squash gratin recipe published on Allrecipes! Check it out: The last two Thanksgivings, the hosts have deep fried, so I'm starting to go through withdrawal on my prosciutto bird...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Let's see, my mom used to make sh*t on a shingle, milktoast (milquetoast?), and mac n' cheese. Oh wait, these are supposed to be favorites? Uhhhhh... Fondue! To her credit, she also made a flank steak that I really liked.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
One time after spending an hour or two peeling and cubing ruby yams (for port wine candied yams) and butternut squash (for butternut squash gratin), I mixed them up and added garlic, rosemary, thyme to the yams while browning them. Thankfully I discovered my mistake before wasting $15 worth of white cheddar and gruyere. Also, once I roasted $20 worth of chantrelles and criminis (light drizzle of olive oil, fresh herbs and coarse salt/pepper) for a side dish to bring to a friend's house, and dropped the whole sheet onto my fir-needle covered driveway. I passed it off as rosemary. :-o Also, never use purple potatoes for gnocchi. They look like death.
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