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poker playing chef


poker playing chef
 
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Living In: Mountain Ranch, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Aug. 13, 2011 8:07 am 
Seems like forever since I have blogged!  Guess I have been too busy eating my way through the summer.   I spent 5 weeks in southern California this summer watching my brother's beautiful home and awesome dogs while he conducted "Griselda" an opera in Santa Fe New Mexico.  I need a moment to… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
I am a retired chef and restaurant owner. I love food and all things related to it. I am also an avid Texas Holdem poker player. I am married with an awesome husband and two grown happily married children and one grandson. I live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in a very small town. We live on 10 acres and have three different gardens with varying levels of success that my beautiful daughter-in-law is in charge of with my help. I believe in cooking from scratch and am glad that I now have the time to do it.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make soups, baked goods, and delicious entrees. I make all of our breads and pastries from scratch. Eggs are my friend and I used to be a breakfast cook for years. Many chefs hate cooking eggs and that was true of the chefs I hired so I became the breakfast chef at my busy little restaurant.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We like to make tamales a couple of times a year for Cinco de Mayo and Christmas Eve even though we are gringos. We don't let that fact stop us! Of course we need black-eyed peas for good luck at New Years. Thanksgiving without our jalapeno cornbread stuffing would be family sacrilege.
My cooking triumphs
One of my favorite meals I have cooked was Thanksgiving dinner for 80 seniors. I wanted to bring them holiday memories through the tastes and smells of my holiday menu. When I saw some of them getting teary about the meal I knew I had succeeded.
My cooking tragedies
Any tragedies I have had have gone straight into the trash and out of my mind. No sense dwelling on negatives.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Stuffed Greek Leg of Lamb
This is my recipe and I hope that you like it. Try as I may, I cannot get any pictures of it to load. There is a series of pictures on my home page pertaining to this recipe. If any of you make and enjoy the recipe I would sure appreciate if you could upload a picture of it. It's one of my favorites.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2012
 
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