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kkgotchall


kkgotchall
 
Home Town: Littleton, Colorado, USA
Living In: St. Paul, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
ANYTHING that tastes good. I love Mexican foods from all regions, especially the four corners area. When I moved to MO in 2005 I HAD to learn how to make things I loved b/c you cannot get them local. Indian has always been the most challenging so I'm always bulking up the pantry and polishing my skills. Cooking with local or home grown ingredients is important so I am always looking for new methods to cook with what I grow or buy at the farmers market.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fried chicken, pork chops - anything with potatoes and gravy. My grandma was amazing, me not so much in this area.
My cooking triumphs
Mastered green chili FINALLY! It only took 8 years from being able to get it local (moved from CO to MO). Recently learned to make mean vegetarian dishes that do not make you miss the meat. Getting pretty good at St. Louis style BBQ - love the Weber!
My cooking tragedies
Lamb vindaloo, oh my, when you take off the lid to reduce liquids then you better pay attention. Took days to air out the house of burned lamb and curry.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Pesto
Perfect ratio of pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2014
Gooey Butter Cake III
Fell in love with gooey butter cake when we moved to St. Louis a few years back. I always assumed there were magical little old ladies down on ‘The Hill’ baking up yummy goodness. First tried this recipe last fall and it turned out awesome. Made it several times since, each with a slight tweak as other users suggested and it is always excellent. This recipe is the real deal!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2014
Eggplant Parmesan II
I had never made, let a lot eaten eggplant parm so I followed the recipe closely. Did take other advice on sweating the e.p. and made my own sauce. Thinly sliced to me is very thin so I did that. Also baked for called for time. The results were not good and had me wondering why people eat eggplant. Mine was leathery and not at all appealing. Made it again except this time my sister who is a full vegetarian was there to help me what it was supposed to taste like. Sliced it at about a quarter of an inch and baked, baked and baked some more. Didn’t keep track of the full cook time but it was far longer than stated. The results were good and everyone including my teenage son enjoyed it. 1 star if you follow the recipe – canned sauce and leathery eggplant, not our idea of a good meal. With adjustments it’s a 5 star, thus the 2 star rating.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2014
 
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