DCBechtel Profile - Allrecipes.com (12915719)

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Home Town: Sonora, California, USA
Living In: Modesto, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2011
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Grew up in California, I wouldn't say my family really has any traditions. I was raised mostly by my mother and grandmother, yet I pretty much taught myself to cook. Out of high school I served in the military for five years, married my wife during that term and am now enjoying the freedom of the outside world. My cooking is far from organized, I've made amazing dishes when I've had the resources but have never learned to make ingredient records, and I more often than not scrape together odds and ends to make a decent meal.
My favorite things to cook
I'd say my most absolute favorites to cook are breads/pastries/desserts and complex meat recipes that require lots of prep and precision. I choose these two because I think they're the most rewarding when people like them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
Shrimp Scampi, braised lamb shank, cakes, cookies, steak, bread.
My cooking tragedies
I have several suspicions, but family never wants to give an honest opinion. I think I'll cook something completely inedible one day to test the theory.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce
Prefect for broccoli, but when I used it for macaroni, it came out a little mellow for my family's taste. Did away with the wine, mustard seed, and paprika. Upped the salt to one table spoon and added a cup of cheese. Extra points for the recipe being so flexible!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2013
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