Brian Profile - (11326520)


Home Town: Dallas, Texas, USA
Living In: Carrollton, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Lifelong Dallas boy. Married 25 years, with 2 kids who are my everything. Retired very early, so I spend my time as chauffer for the kids, and volunteer work. I do try to get in a good meal to cook when I can.
My favorite things to cook
I really don't have a favorite thing to cook. I just like the satisfaction of trying something new when it turns out better than expected. Easy is a big plus for me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Good, southern cuisine. Not too fancy, but good and hearty comfort foods.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime I don't screw it up, it's a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Getting ahead of myself, and missing an ingredient. I don't recall it ever getting to the table, but it still sets me off when I realize what I've done.
Recipe Reviews 75 reviews
Tomato Basil Pasta
This looked like a great Summer pasta, but I still felt like I needed a good protein to go with it. I found the Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs on this site, and found a great Summer combo. This pasta is great warm or cold. Was perfect with the kabobs, and made great lunch leftovers cold the next day. Full of flavor. Just a solid Summer dish that will be in regular rotation. Made as written, and would change anything.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2015
Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs
This was an accidental find that turned into one of our favorites. I wanted to make the Tomato Basil Pasta from this site, and needed a protein to go with it. After a quick search, I thought I would give this a try. Perfect Summer combo really. I cooked this on my indoor grill, and it was perfect. If anything, I might cut back on the rosemary just a hair, but I probably won't even do that. Quick and easy, and full of flavor. This combo will be regular Summer rotation for us on either the indoor or outdoor grill. Do yourself a favor and don't skimp with the dried rosemary. Go fresh for Summer!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2015
Restaurant Style Beef and Broccoli
I am on a roll with Asian cuisine. 3 for 3 on this site. I admit that I go through them all with cautious optimism, but they all come out better than expected. Followed the directions as written, well, upped to 6 servings. The only thing I MIGHT change is using a better grade of meat. The recipe will stay exactly the same otherwise. I encourage you to use ginger root as recipe calls instead of ground. The broccoli was like magic almost instantly turning from dull to bright green when I cooked it. Then I was concerned that the amount of sauce with the meat might overwhelm the broccoli when I tossed it back in, but it did not. Another item Panda Express won't see me ordering from them anymore.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2015

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