Chris Profile - (10846407)

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Home Town: Pinole, California, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Chris M.
About this Cook
42 years old, divorced since 1999, have one daughter, still waiting patiently for Mr. Right to find me. Love to cook, and love to eat!
My favorite things to cook
German Rouladen, Buttermilk Pancakes, Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce, Grilled PB&J for my daughter, Pork or Beef Roast cooked on the Rotisserie, Almond Cheesecake, Key Lime Poke Cake, Clam Chowder, Spaghetti, and my own Quiche Muffins and Pork Chili.
My cooking triumphs
Coq au Vin with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Mashed Potatoes (took 3 days to make the chicken!), My Pork Chili is a definite triumph (I will have to post the recipe one of these days), and also my homemade cheeseburgers are always outstanding.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 17, the first time I made lamb chops, I thought the seasoned salt would come off every time I flipped the chops over, so I resalted each time I flipped....not a good result! Once, while making Jalapeno Jam, I took my eye of the stove for a minute, and the jam mixture boiled up and over onto my Mom's new stove and burned onto the burner and stuck everywhere!!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting
I loved this recipe! I put it on top of a banana cake for my daughter's birthday, and the cake and frosing really complimented each other. I whipped the egg whites beforehand, because after reading the recipe, I thought it would easier that way. However, for some reason, the frosting was a little grainy. Maybe I needed to mix it more and/or longer...but you know what? The graininess made it TOTALLY AWESOME! It reminded me of cotton candy!! Really super good!!! This was a delicious frosting, and such a stellar recipe. I love it, I higly recommend it and I will definitely make it again. Next time I will try using white chocolate pudding mix instead of strawberry jello and I think it just might work for the princess cake I will be making.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2012
Wiener Schnitzel
I also am German, first generation to be born in the USA. My mom always made this when we were growing up. This is an authentic, classic recipe. Just wanted to say that what my mom always did first, was to get a kitchen mallet and pound her meat on both sides until it was paper thin. That's a step I always add. The only other changes I made were to add paprika to-taste, seasoning salt to-taste, and freshly cracked black pepper to the flour mixture first before dredging. And last, when she was frying the schnitzels, my mom always had extra beaten eggs and she would pour them in the pan when frying the schnitzels. The eggs never covered the schnitzel, but became attached and actually framed them. As kids, we loved having the scrambled eggs with the schnitzel. And I still love it now. Great recipe!

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Reviewed On: May 25, 2011
German Pancake with Buttermilk Sauce
This is one of the very best pancake recipes I have ever tried. And the syrup is to die for!! Mmmmm. I always make this for special occasions. You can never go wrong. I am German, and this recipe makes me proude!! I like it because you can get the pancake ingredients ready the night before and then just pop the pan in the oven in the morning. It's a win/win. Oh, and the syrup does take a while on the stove (at least mine did), but it is so worth it. Thanks for the recipe. I will keep it forever.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 27, 2010

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