jbonaduce Profile - Allrecipes.com (12011535)


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Living In: Oregon, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gourmet
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About this Cook
Lover of all things culinary.
My favorite things to cook
Created what I call Roughneck Eggs Benedict (biscuit, fried ham slice, poached egg w/double pepper country gravy); cioppino, pepper-rubbed flank steak, chicken enchilada verde, lasagna
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom absolutely hated cooking but soldiered through it because that's what moms do. Every bite of meat had to be vigorously reconstituted with milk or water before swallowing. Her biggest successes were usually torn from the pages of Ladies Home Journal and always involved at least one can of Cream of Something soup. When she realized one of her kids loved to cook, encouragement and gratitude were lavish. So my favorite cooking tradition is saving Mom from seeing our eyes bulge out as we attempted to swallow her meals.
My cooking triumphs
Moroccan chicken tagine with apricots and green olives.
My cooking tragedies
Attempted same Moroccan chicken but had to add 4 more portions mid-stream. Tragically (maybe dangerously) undercooked. Yikes.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Cream Cheese Frosting II
Amazing! Perfectly tangy and rich. I've gotten slightly fluffier results when I whip the butter, sugar and vanilla together first, then add the butter/sugar mix to thoroughly beaten cream cheese. [Note: You really need to use the classic 'brick' style cream cheese. Not the loose, spreadable stuff you put on your bagels. There's far too much water in it, and your frosting will be soup.]

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2013
Cheddar Biscuits
A huge hit with my cioppino! I used extra sharp cheddar and an additional 1/4 cup of fresh grated Parmesan. These are every bit as good as those famous ones at the lobster restaurant.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2012
Country Breakfast Casserole
Of the many breakfast casseroles I've tried, this is a huge winner. Add some extra panache with chopped asparagus and crimini mushrooms and substitute the bread with brioche or slightly stale croissant. Or go all the way country and use waffles! Drizzle a little maple syrup on that as it comes out of the oven. Yum!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2012
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