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Home Town: Houghton, Michigan, USA
Living In: St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Nouvelle, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I am a single man that loves to cook and entertain! Nothing pleases me more than to host a big Sunday dinner or a holiday meal for my friends or family!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake desserts, and I would have to say cake making is righjt up there-especially cheesecakes! I also use my crockpot quite frequently-I love to do pork or beef roasts in my slow cooker!
My cooking triumphs
I make a Junior's cheesecake that rivals one sold in the shop! I got the recipe from the "Junior's" cookbook.
My cooking tragedies
Not really a tragedy, but when I was 7 I wanted to bake my mother a cake. I cheated and used a mix and canned frosting. I wanted pink frosting...but knowing nothing about red food coloring added to white frosting-I used the next best thing...some Pepto Bismol!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Key West Chicken
I saw this recipe this morning...and I had all the ingredients so I thought I'd make this for supper tonight. What an easy and fantastic recipe! The only thing I did different was to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs and EVOO instead of vegetable oil. I also didn't want to grill them with a foot and a half of fresh I just pulled them out of the marinade after 30 minutes and threw them on top of the stove in a fry pan. Awesome flavor...and it must have been the honey that charred some of the outside of the could have sworn they were grilled. Thanks for giving me a new favorite way to prepare and eat chicken!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2011
Smoked Paprika Goulash for the Slow Cooker
This was one of the best crockpot dishes I've ever had the pleasure of making, as well as eating! After reading several reviews I did alter the recipe quite a bit. First off, my supermarket had a special on pork stew meat, so I ended up using three pounds of that. I couldn't find smoked paprika anywhere, so I ended up using regular. I also used a rub from "Grill Masters" which was called "Sweet and Smoky Rub" which tasted phenominal! It did have smoked paprika as well as a hint of cinnamon, and also chitpolte powder. I also cut down the onion to one large one, and added two red peppers because I've heard paprikash should always contain red peppers! I also used one package of fresh baby Portabella mushrooms. I also added one can of chopped tomatoes as well as the tomato paste. I did cook it for about 5 hours on low yesterday, and when it was cool I refrigerated overnight. Tonight I threw it back in the crockpot for about three hours on low, and I did serve it over egg noodles. I had some dinner guests this evening, and they could not stop talking about how wonderful it was! I would definately make it to serve the next day, as the taste and the texture of the meat was meltingly tender. All in awesome recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2011
Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way
This is by far the BEST turkey recipe I've ever used. I have made this two years in a row now, and I will never ever use another recipe! I love this for it's ease and simplicity (yes, a moist, juicy and tender turkey is possible without having to brine the bird, a tedious process to say the least)! I love this recipe, and will be making it for years to come!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2010
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