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Spunky Buddy

Spunky Buddy
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Mequon, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Gourmet
Recipe Box 1 recipe
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Grilled Shrimp Scampi
Simple Ghee
Dijon-Dill Brussels Sprouts
Spring Delight Salad
Spunky's Take me Back to Italy Salad
About this Cook
I travel over 100,000 domestic air miles a year. I don't have a lot of time to cook, but I love it. I look for things that are simple yet tasty. Allrecipes helps me achieve that goal (and so does my wife, Naples34102). It's gotta be good and the picture inviting or I'm not going to devote the little time I have to a recipe unless I believe it will knock my socks off.
My favorite things to cook
Grilled meat and vegetables (or what The Boss tells me is that evening's contribution to dinner)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Friday or Saturday night cooking with a martini and my lovely wife.
My cooking triumphs
Grilled steak, tapas, Chicken Chasseur and anything barbecued.
My cooking tragedies
Blue marlin, blue marlin, blue marlin...
Recipe Reviews 89 reviews
Simple Ghee
Didn't bother to strain this. Skim the foam off the top, pour off all the good, clear yellow stuff, and leave the milk solids behind. There is some waste of course, although you could use the discarded solids for other things. Point is, if you're making an awesome surf and dinner, it is a treat so worth the effort and anything you have to discard. And it keeps for a long, long time in the fridge!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2015
Spring Delight Salad
I loosely followed the recipe for ease and to suit my tastes. I took the easy way out and didn't roast the peppers and I'm sure the salad would have been better if I had. I am neither a fan of alfalfa sprouts nor raspberry vinaigrette. That said, I omitted the sprouts and used a homemade lemon vinaigrette instead. This was light, colorful and refreshing; aptly named.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2015
Shrimp Ramakis
I've had this timeless classic appetizer many times over many years so I already was certain I was going to like this. My wife always makes them, but generally just with bacon and water chestnuts. The shrimp takes these over the top. Because I dislike teriyaki sauce I substituted a mix of soy sauce and sugar (1 T. sugar for every 1/4 c. soy sauce). Marinating these for 30 minutes at room temperature is plenty!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2015
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