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Cookin Dude

Cookin Dude
Home Town: Charter Township Of Clinton, Michigan, USA
Living In: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I have been interested in cooking for most of my life. I can remember my siblings and I helping my mom in the kitchen even when I was a little kid. In 5th grade we had to complete a report on what we wanted to be when we grew up....I did mine on being a chef. Although I took a different career path, I spend many hours cooking and entertaining.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking with fish and seafood. I make at least 3 meals per week using them. I also cook a lot with wines and vegetables. I tend to focus a lot on stir frying and utilizing Asian spices and cooking techniques.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family cooks a lot of Polish foods and various interpretations of them. I really enjoy experimenting with them but still maintaining the traditions of Polish cuisine.
My cooking triumphs
I successfully catered my own holiday party with 120 guests. I also prepared the Asian portion of an International Buffet at my college years ago for about 300 people. Last Christmas a friend asked me to help him prepare his family's main dish (standing rib roast) for which he was terrified of ruining. No pressure on my part (hahaha). The judges gave him (me) an A+. The meat turned out more juicy and flavorful than any other meal his picky family had ever had. (I'm not even sure if the recipe is on this site)
My cooking tragedies
knock on wood....nothing major yet. I tend to come up with quick solutions if anything is going wrong in the kitchen.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Peppermint Meringue Cookies
Good recipe but instead of adding the salt I added cream of tartar so the egg whites would retain the fluffiness and hold up. I also turned the oven off after I put the cookies in and let them sit over night (I made them in the evening). They turned out perfectly.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2014
Paleo Slow Cooker Pork Loin
This is not an authentic paleo recipe. You cannot use fruit juice or potato starch. I juiced an orange and used coconut flour for gravy thickening. The taste was good, I would definitely double or triple the ginger and cinnamon for added flavor. Probably add a sprig or two of thyme for an extra layer of flavor. This is a pretty good base recipe to add. Paleo recipes long for flavour and we have so many options.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2014
Paleo Tortillas
This was way too soupy to make a tortilla. I think it would make an excellent crepe, however.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2014
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