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Home Town: Rgv, Texas, USA
Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My background is in architecture but I mostly enjoy my work as a paranormal investigator. Our meetings and investigations usually involve good company and good food. I've never been interested in cooking though I've gotten into the kitchen a time or two. My wife is an excellent cook and baker but after being laid off in 2009, boredom got the best of me and I got into the kitchen one afternoon....the rest is history.
My favorite things to cook
I've always enjoyed cooking up scrambled eggs in melted butter with grated or shredded cheddar cheese. Even though I don't do it often, I'd say this is one of my favorites to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sunday mornings making scrambled eggs and biscuits (from a can) with our former foster daughter was a favorite tradition. Traditionally, my wife made all the Christmas cookies herself but hopefully now we'll be making them together.
My cooking triumphs
My scrambled eggs are the very best I've ever had. But recently, I made pecan crusted chicken skewers for our anniversary and I think they turned out pretty good.
My cooking tragedies
I've tried to make white chocolate fudge with red and green cherries a couple years in a row and failed miserably both times despite having followed the recipe to the letter. The gooey results were disheartening and I won't be making any more attempts.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Tex'n Melt'm
I made this a couple days ago exactly as specified in the recipe. We really liked it. I'm planning on making it again this coming weekend, however, I will use less cheese -- 16 oz was too much (did I really just write that???) and it solidified into a thick mass that broke the chips -- and will bake it for maybe 18-20 minutes instead of 15. I may consider introducing a little sour cream on the side. Still, I recommend it. It's quick, inexpensive, easy and thoroughly awesome.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2011
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are the EASIEST cookies to make and they're delicious! I've made two batches. For the first, I used yellow cake mix as called for in the recipe and the cookies turned out baking, looking and tasting wonderfully. But for the second batch, I used orange supreme cake mix and I have to say the second batch edged out the first batch. It's hard to beat the orange and chocolate flavor combination. Still, this recipe definitely earns a 5- star rating for it's simplicity and versatility. I'm sure any number of flavored cake mixes would result in awesome cookies. This is one's a keeper. Excellent job Sherri!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2010
Pumpkin Crumb Cake
I only started baking 3 months ago and this was the first recipe I tried. Since then, I've made it 2 or 3 more times and it's been a great success each time--super easy and super delicious. Every time I make it, the crumb on top is lighter & crisper. The only alterations I've attempted are to add a 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice along with the cinnamon and then lightly sprinkle the crumbing with cinnamon sugar just before it goes to the oven. I think these two alterations will permanently be added to the recipe in our household. Oh, and I've decided pecan pieces or halves are much better than walnuts, but I'm a Texan so I may be unfairly partial to pecans.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2009
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