JohnH Profile - (11706702)

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Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Living In: Ferndale, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Hello! I am a total neophyte ... I used to be a fry-cook at some decent bar-and-grill type joints back in the 80s, but I haven't really cooked since. Now, I'm trying to bring a higher level of dining back into my life and to re-discover my love for cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I don't know! I'm trying to figure this out ... The one thing I've made consistently over the years is a quiche lorraine. I guess I like to cook it because I keep making it ...
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a hard-working single-parent who was a great kitchen improviser. She was great at making the best of the ingredients she could afford, and my favorite recipes still involve certain quantities of Jiffy-Mix, etc.
My cooking triumphs
All of the recipes I've tried from this site have gone down well with my wife, who is, in large part, my impetus for cooking more and for eating better. So far, the Swiss Cheese Meat-Loaf really made her eyes light up ... She is Turkish, also, and she approved of my take on the manti recipe I found here, though I made the pastas 800% too large.
My cooking tragedies
"The Corn-Baby." I'll say no more.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole
Wonderful recipe! I'm a little delayed in posted my response here, but it made our Christmas morning (and the next morning, and the next morning.) Ignore any review for less than 5 stars!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2012
Homemade Manti (Traditional Turkish Dumplings)
Made this for my Turkish wife before we were married & before I'd had much exposure to Turkish cuisine (can't get enough now!), and she loved it ... The only problem was that the recipe as printed doesn't give a great idea as to the scale of the dumplings, and I made them about 12x larger than I should have. Giant manti I made. But my wife said the taste was spot-on, and she loved them. My giant manti are now a running joke between us.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2012
Swiss Cheese Meatloaf
Really good. I pretty much stuck to the script, and it went over very well.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2009

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