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Home Town: Elwood, Texas, USA
Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Gourmet
Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Checking my corn feeder.
About this Cook
I work for a consulting firm in Houston which requires me to travel extensively. Own a ranch a hundred miles North of Houston in Elwood Texas and have about 40 head of Angus cattle, still building my herd. Hope to retire in 4 years so I can do what I really like to do, raise cattle, hunt, fish, cook and sip Scotch whisky, not necessarily in that order.
My favorite things to cook
Chili, Roast of any kind, Seafood Tortellini, Brisket, and nearly anything that requires cornbread and gravy on the side.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't know if this qualifies as a "cooking" tradition but making and smoking sausage.
My cooking triumphs
The seafood tortellini, my own recipe.
My cooking tragedies
Fruit cake what a disaster. Frying cornish hens on the kitchen stove, like you would fry a turkey outside. Oil went everywhere, it's a wonder I didn't burn the house down. Fortunately it was an electric stove or I probably would have.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Grandma's Corn Bread Dressing
I was very curious about this recipe and amazed when I read it. This recipe has been in the Texas side of my family for over 75 years. Some may think the amount of sage is a little too much but for us the sage makes the difference. The only slight difference was my Grandmother would also add a few crumbled slices of stale white bread. Everything else is identical. This dressing is on my menu every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2013
Basic Easy Chicken Wings
Good recipe but one comment. When "lightly oiling" the grill that has been subjected to high heat only one thing happens the oil flashes off immediately. Try instead lightly spraying the chicken with Pam or your favorite brand of cooking spray. Chicken, in my experience, is the worst for sticking to a hot grill.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2013
Cheddar Bacon Hamburgers
Good burger. My comment to all -When grilling, try putting the oil or cooking spray on the meat instead of the grill. A hot grill will immediately flash or burn off the oil. Cooking spray works really well with chicken and if you've done much grilling it has a tendency to stick every time. js

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 16, 2012
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