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Swampy's Kitchen

 
Mar. 26, 2012 12:09 pm 
Updated: Apr. 6, 2012 6:41 am
How do you like your eggs ?That’s a question that gets asked at countless diners & restaurants across our country on a daily basis. I travel a lot for work so I get asked that question a lot. My answer is almost always the same too. I bet that’s the case for a lot of people but I would also… MORE
Fried Eggs w/ hot sauce
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Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
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Cheddar Bacon Deviled Eggs
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Apr. 4, 2011 10:48 am 
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011 5:43 am
“So who wants some more pancakes ?” *Crickets chirped* The silence spoke volumes but how did this happen and most of all, how did this happen to me ? 48 Hours Earlier – Friday morning It was Friday morning and I was taking a quick break from pushing piles of paper around my… MORE
Ingredients for Smoothie on a Plate
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Ingredients for Pineapple Maple Syrup
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The Smoothie on a Plate Pancake
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In the pan
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Nov. 8, 2010 8:52 am 
Updated: Nov. 16, 2010 5:47 am
Over the past few months, we have tried to break up our family weekend cooking routines with some variations on the Food Network show, CHOPPED. Now I don’t need tell anyone here about our somewhat comical attraction & disdain for the various judges on CHOPPED but the concept is a fun one… MORE
Chef Amity - Queen of the Amelettes
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Her Secret Ingredients
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Chef Amity & her finished dish
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The Final Dish
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Doug Matthews

Home Town
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Living In
Mendham, New Jersey, USA

Member Since
Mar. 2000

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work

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About Me
My mother decided early on that her sons would never have to rely on someone to feed them so we all learned to cook at an early age. I really started to branch out when I moved out west to Denver, SF & Dallas. Combine that with extended business travel to Louisiana & my growing love of spices and you get a real mix of flavors.
My favorite things to cook
Love to make cajun food with my favorites being crawfish pie, alligator stew & alligator chili - I go nuts on Super Bowl Sunday
My favorite family cooking traditions
We didn't have a lot of traditions per se but you could count on pancakes or waffles on sundays - dad making scrambled eggs twice a year on christmas morning & mother's day - veal parmagiana on christmas eve, Thanksgiving with Grandma Matthews and any menu of your choice on your birthday. We weren't a spicy family so I learned a lot of good strong basics in the kitchen from Mom that I have carried over into my cooking today.
My cooking triumphs
I love to experiment with variations of dishes I try around the country. My biggest success is here on allrecipes where I had 2 recipes published in the same cookbook - Southwestern Turkey Soup & Curried Carrot Soup. I think my corn muffins are a great starting point and my alligator chili has become a much requested Super Bowl favorite.
My cooking tragedies
There have been a few times in the past where I tossed everything and took everyone to a restaurant instead. I'm not too proud to say my cooking is awful when it really is.
 
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