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Home Town: Indianola, Mississippi, USA
Living In: Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern
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About this Cook
I've been cooking for almost as long as I can remember , though for years I wasn't too adventurous. A few years ago, I started cooking for friends who volunteered to bring all the ingredients, if I'd do all the cooking. We got together a lot of Friday nights and tried a whole bunch of new things. Since then, I've become a sucker for good cookbooks and have been working hard to figure out what really makes good recipes good. It helps having a resource like I've really benefited from the comments and suggestions left by other cooks, as well as the recipes themselves.
My favorite things to cook
I love anything with pasta. I also love seafood and Italian foods as well as soups and chowders.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Definitely southern comfort food. It's terrific food and does bring a sense of well-being. I'm always trying to recreate these dishes.
My cooking tragedies
The worst was when I made a Turducken. All I had to do was bake it, but between too many glasses of wine and family visiting, I overcooked it by an hour. I may try again sometime, just to show everybody how good a Turducken can be.
Recipe Reviews 132 reviews
Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Thighs
As usual, Chef John created a nice recipe for chicken. This is a winner, even though it takes second place to his Cherry Bomb Chicken, also found on this site. Thanks, Chef John!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2015
Low Carb Jambalaya
To be nice, I liked the recipe and it's is very filling. Nevertheless, IMHO there is room for improvement. Next time, I'll choose two meats instead of using all three and to make it more traditional, will add celery and maybe okra. I love fresh ingredients, so I started with uncooked andouille, uncooked chicken and uncooked shrimp. This made prep a fairly tedious job. Unfortunately, the end result didn't match the effort.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2015
Barbie's Tuna Salad
Use of the dried herbs made the mixture a bit too crunchy for my taste, that is, until it sat in the refrigerator overnight and was able to absorb some of the moisture from the mayonnaise. I suspect that the recipe would be vastly improved by using fresh ingredients rather than the dried versions. The flavors were interesting (especially the curry), but I've had a lot of tuna salad recipes that I prefer. IMHO it was just OK.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 15, 2015
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