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Home Town: Anderson, Indiana, USA
Living In: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I live in South Texas, and have been married for 25 years. I do most of the cooking because I love to cook and my wife is more of an "open the can or box" cook. I prefer cooking everything from scratch, including the ingredients that I add to recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Hmmm. This is tough. I don't really have a favorite thing to cook except for something that I have never cooked before. I love to just look through the cabinets and freezer and put a meal together that no one has ever had before.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I usually cook by myself since most of the recipes I use are in my head or will be modified on the spot. I guess my favorite tradition now would be when my grandson helps me in the kitchen baking cookies.
My cooking triumphs
I deboned and stuffed a turkey. When it was finished it looked like a baked turkey, but you could slice it in 1/2" slices and get your turkey and stuffing with no bones. It took me several hours to prep the turkey and make it look just right by stitching it back together. I will not ever do it again because of the time involved, but it was really good.
My cooking tragedies
Egg Rolls for my Mother. I over stuffed the spring rolls and they all burst in the deep fryer. After the first batch I realized what I had done and corrected my mistake, but it sucked making that mistake while cooking for my Mom who was my inspiration for learning how to cook. I was asked one time how I became such a good cook and I responded that I learned from my Mother, Mom looked at me and said "I was never this good in the kitchen so I know you did not learn this from me" and I replied " Mom, you may not have taught me how to cook everything, but you taught me how to cook a full meal with nearly empty cupboards and that is more than any cook book could ever teach me".
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Easy 'Charro' Beans
I modified this recipe to fit what I had and our taste. I used 6 strips of bacon 1/2 pound jalepeno sausage cut in 1/4" slices 1 pound of dried pinto beans 1 poblano pepper 1/2 bunch of cilantro 1 teaspoon cumin I started the beans in a pot of boiling water for 30 minutes and then transfered them to a crock pot and cooked them all day with the garlic, pepper and cilantro. 30 minutes before the beans were finished I reserved 2 cups and mashed them with a potatoe masher returning them to the crock pot, then added all of the other ingredients and cooked it for the final 30 minutes. Of course I put the cooked bacon in the pot as well even though it does not have that in the recipe. I did not remove the garlic or pepper since they cooked in the crock pot all day and pretty much broke into tiny peices. The pot of beans was devoured and I am going to have to buy another large crock pot so I can double the recipe next time. This is a great recipe since it gives you all kinds of wiggle room to modify it to what you have on hand and your families taste.

31 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2011
South Texas Tartar Sauce
The recipe is good, but I think it is better eaten fresh rather than 24 hours later, I used my home canned jalepenos, home made relish, and home made mayo which I add lime to. The picture is way off as to what it really looks like when finished.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2011

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