Dennis Profile - (10927926)

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Home Town: Lakeview, Michigan, USA
Living In: Hanford, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Southern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Sourdough Bread
Sourdough Bread 2
Sourdough Bread 1
Rosemary/Lemon Chicken 2
About this Cook
I'm an organist/choirmaster & am currently serving as the music director at the Episcopal Church of The Saviour in Hanford, CA.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, sourdough bread, and grilling. I make cheesecakes for gifts. When I give one of them to someone, it's like they just got a fifty-dollar bill. It's fun.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a long line of farming people. Seems like all the ladies were great cooks. The men, not so much.
My cooking triumphs
People love my sourdough bread, and cheesecakes.
My cooking tragedies
Not a cooking tragedy per se, but the worst kitchen mess I ever had was breaking a quart bottle of balsamic vinegar. I dropped the bottle on a tiled counter, and it literally exploded - on the ceiling, floors, me - you name it. The aftermath looked like something right out of a scene from one of The Godfather movies.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Heinz(R) Classic Meatloaf
Good, although it seemed to have a tendency to fall apart. I think an additional egg and fewer bread crumbs would solve that issue. The sauce is terrific, and the meatloaf itself tasted very good.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2015
Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pot Roast
I cooked the roast in a Dutch oven using low (300 F) heat for about two hours. The meat was very tender, although, I think next time, I'll make it without the brown sugar and vinegar.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2015
Baked French Fries I
I made these last night, and are they ever good. I'lll never buy frozen french fries again. I followed the recipe with the exception of adding some garlic pepper that Winco carries in their bulk section and cayenne pepper as well. The other reviewers are correct about the temperature. Seems like 400 is the optimum. It took about 30 minutes in my convection oven.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2014

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