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Marvin Williams

Marvin Williams
Home Town: Hayward, California, USA
Living In: Fresno, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Val's Papa Burger
Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast
About this Cook
I'm a father of two wonderful children trying to foster the principles of slow food and simple elegance. I am a part-time writer, sometimes repairman, eclectic engineer, burgeoning chef seeking to expand my bag of tricks, and a good friend.
My favorite things to cook
Anything with lamb, bison burgers, various pork roast incarnations, vegetarian lasagna, various bean soups (thanks mom), and I'm attempting to create the perfect shrimp scampi to begin my plan of world domination!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents both are veteran slow-cooker masters. I've attempted to copy some of their success. Also, I don't believe in cooking in a quiet kitchen. There must be music to help make the magick.
My cooking triumphs
My first ever brine herb rub turkey breast was incredible. No idea what I was doing, but I followed my soul and it took me to a wonderful place. Before that, it was making poisson flambe with fennel sauce for my mom when I was 13.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make a fantastic marinara sauce for a date, I added a bit too much sugar to cut the acidity of the sauce and ended up with something only her dog enjoyed.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Poor Man's Pecan Pie
Turned out great. Instead of using any corn syrup, I substituted wildflower honey 1:1, and baked it for 1 hour. My kids loved it, and so did I. I'll definitely make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 18, 2013
Squash Pie
Fantastic pie! My daughter and I made this, and she couldn't get enough. If you do the full 2 lbs of squash, make sure you have containers to store the left overs. We did 2 full pies and still had some left over. Also substituted 1/2 c wildflower honey and 1/2 c brown sugar for the 1c white sugar. Used fresh ground nutmeg too and that really set it off. Fantastic recipe!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2011
French Silk Chocolate Pie
Great recipe! I too did this with raw eggs and everything seemed to work out just fine. I was just very careful with watching my temperatures. The kids loved this one too. I'll be making this again for sure! Ok, made this again, and this time I reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup (to 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup), and it came out even better. My daughter said the first go, at full sugar, was too sweet. I cut it back and it still got raves. I'll have to try it at 1/2 cup and see what that does. Still an excellent pie.

36 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2010
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