ELVIS_PRESLEY_99 Profile - Allrecipes.com (1128895)

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Home Town: Arlington, Texas, USA
Living In: Vienna, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I was born in a small town in Northern Oklahoma....Moved to Texas almost immediately. Grew up working the Theatre, and spending time working in TV, Theatres and Movies. All the while, I was spending time at the BBQ and Chili cookoffs competing on my Dad's teams....I guess that's where my love of cooking comes from when it comes to Texas cooking themes. My Mom is just an outstanding cook, and I secretly hold many of her recipes hostage :)
My favorite things to cook
I am the BBQ master of Northern Virginia! :) Actually, it's just very apparent that the BBQ on the Eastern seaboard is far different from that of Texas. My smoker is a huge hit! But, I do have my own secret dry rub recipes that really light up a TEXAS sized Beef Brisket, and those lucky enough to try my ribs have said that I make the best ribs this side of the Potomoc. Additionally, I have an affinity for regional cooking outside of Texas. Some of my favorites are New England Clam Chowders, New Orleans Chicken Piquant, Peppered Chicken and Rice...I could go on and on....
My favorite family cooking traditions
Rib Roast for Christmas! How decadent!
My cooking triumphs
I love cooking Italian food. I have had several "triumphs," but I am most happy with the way my Lasagna is received.
My cooking tragedies
Chinese food......Just can never get it to taste the way I think it should. No MSG? Not sure what the problem is, but I have just about given up, especially on complicated Chinese dishes. The Japanese dishes always turn out fantastic!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Easy Slow Cooker Ham
We tried this last night. I followed the directions, which were easy enough, and used an uncooked picnic bone-in ham. The meat was tender, but the flavor was too overpowering for our palates. The house smelled like Christmas, but the ham itself had too much of a "floral" after-kick that didn't seem like it belonged in the meat. While this recipe seems to be a favorite with a lot on the site, it just wasn't a set of flavors my family was used to, and that probably put them off. Sorry :(

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2008
Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup
This was fantastic! I used a rotissere chicken that I made the night before. Not too much kick, but abounds in flavor! I used some corn chips when serving, and even my picky teen came back for more! Beware, it does make a lot!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2008
World's Best Lasagna
This was fantastic. I always believed I couldn't beat my previous recipe that I have worked on for years.....the secret is in the sauce, I think. That certainly holds true for this recipe as well. Additionally, using fresh sliced mozzarella was a change for me as well.....I really loved the textures, and how well the dish held together. The family loved it! Thanks for sharing!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2007

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