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Home Town: Oak Forest, Illinois, USA
Living In: Algonquin, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Walking, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Jared & I
Jared & I
About this Cook
Wife(Nicci) Three Children (Jared 8 yrs old, Ashlyn & Brooke (2 1/2 yrs) One Pug(Gabby)
My favorite things to cook
Fish (Pan Fried & Baked), Chili, Lasagna, Tacos, Steak, & Shrimp Creole. Hot dogs are not hard to cook, but being from Chicago, I make a mean Chicago Style Hot Dog with all the fixings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We just moved into our 'dream house' in October 2007. We held Thanksgiving for our family and it was fantastic in our new kitchen. So, we plan on making some of the receipes we used for our traditions.
My cooking triumphs
My wife & I made the recipe 'World's Best Lasagna' and we loved it. Thanksgiving 2007 we made various appetizer recipes and everyone in our family raved about how wonderful they all tasted. Also, I made the Southern Pulled Pork and it was the hit of our party. Everyone loved it.
My cooking tragedies
A really bad Chili once. (Added too much sugar.)
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Fresh Tomato Salsa
I used everything from our garden and chopped it all up finely. I only used 3 peppers due to everyone commenting on the heat. I like salsa hot and should have known better. 3 peppers wasn't enough so next time I will try the 5. I left out the garlic clove because I didn't have one handy. Next time I will and I think that it will add to the overall greatness of this recipe! Great Stuff!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2010
Garbage Fried Potatoes
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I had to add some additional spices/items of my own to add some more flavor. I kicked it up with some garlic salt & cayenne pepper. After potatoes were done, I sprinkled some parmesan cheese along with some shredded cheddar. VERY GOOD!!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2008
Southern Pulled Pork
I made this for a family party. I impressed my father-in-law & brother-in-law with the taste of this recipe. That is not an easy task to accomplish. They are both 'country' boys and love their pulled pork. Great Recipe!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2008

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