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Grill Daddy

Grill Daddy
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Living In: Bellevue, Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I recently discovered I enjoy cooking. So far, I've only been following recipes, but some day, I hope to get to a level where I can just start "creating" things on my own. Here is one of my main goals for cooking. I have been trying to cook different kinds of meals for my family throughout the week. I have a 3 year old and a 9 month old. Out of the 5-6 meals I cook a week, my 3 year old will actually try 2-3 of them. So my goal is to find something he will enjoy every night (besides Peanut Butter and Jelly...but can you blame him....mmmm Peanut Butter).
My favorite things to cook
I love to Grill and BBQ. I enjoy making my own sauces and rubs (some good and some I swore I'd never talk about again). Lately, I've decided to stay away from recipes and just try to create different kinds of sauces on my own.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We really don't have any major family cooking traditions. We enjoy going to my parents on the 4th of July for BBQ and homemade Ice Cream. Also, a tradition my wife and I started is grilling steaks on Christmas. We just feel that sounds a lot better than any other "traditional" Christmas dinner.
My cooking triumphs
Smoking my first rack of Ribs. To me, they were the best tasting ribs I have ever had (but seriously, it was probably just because I felt I had accomplished something that made them taste good).
My cooking tragedies
All the other ribs/briskets that came before my first successful run at ribs (see My Cooking Triumphs). And until recently Meatloaf. Batman had The Joker, Superman had Lex Luthor, I had meatloaf. It is something so easy to make, but yet, I had failed so many times. But I am glad to say, I never gave up and finally defeated that beast.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Simple Beef Stroganoff
This recipe is good as is. Yes, I'm sure if you do a million things to it you can make it more to your liking. My only suggestion is to add some kinda liquid to this (I started with 1/2 cup of milk and I'll probably go with a little more next time).

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Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2009
Texas Enchilada Sauce
4 stars for the recipe as is. It has a nice mild to medium heat to it. I did put a little over 1/2 of the sauce in a blender (our son wont eat it if its "chuncky") to smooth it out. I made chicken enchilada's (1/2 with smooth mix, 1/2 with chuncky) and I used the rest of the smooth sauce to put on top while baking. Next time I think I'll use jalapeno's and chile's instead of a green pepper and add some cilantro.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2009
Jamaican Jerk Dry Rub
I agree with another reviewer. There is way to much Cayenne in this recipe (and I like spicy foods). I think if it was cut down to 1-2 cups, it would be better. Otherwise the flavors mixed very well (I used it on some pork chops).

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Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2008

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