Joel Profile - (1313416)


Home Town: Shannon, Illinois, USA
Living In: Freeport, Illinois, USA
Member Since: May 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Fishing, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast
About this Cook
As a kid growing up in a small town in northwest Illinois tending to the family gardens was one of my chores in the summer. Freezing and canning fruits and vegetables was almost a daily activity around the house during the summer. Now that I have grown up (and out) I still tend to the fruits and vegetable but as a produce department manager at a local supermarket. Love to cook and try new things; and rarely do I make a recipe according to the directions, always adding a little of this or that to suite my taste buds. Enjoy family gatherings and entertain guest trying to amaze them with incredible food.
My favorite things to cook
Soups and anything on the grill and smoker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Several years ago, I put together a cookbook of my favorite recipes and gave it to my family for Christmas. I also included a section at the end of each recipe page that included Treasured Memories sharing past memories when I was a child, family reunions, photos, birth, marriage, and death dates, family history etc. Everyone enjoyed it so much that I update it each year with the entire family contributing a couple of recipes. This has not only become a great cook book that has the recipes that everyone ask for at the family reunions, it is also a great reference as it includes a lot of family history.
My cooking triumphs
Have had a few go into the “winners” category but soups and grilling are definitely my forte.
My cooking tragedies
Probably more “Losers” then “Winners“! Regardless of any recipe I try to think of a way to improve by adding a little of this or taking out a little of that.
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Cold-Busting Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome – only thing I changed was no kohlrabi and chicken broth instead of water.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2012
Jalapeno Popper Spread
I used 4oz Chilies, and 4 oz. Jalapeno warmed in microwave to soft stage. Then I spread the mixture on Tortilla wraps and rolled, place them in the freezer until firm and sliced. Awesome - easy appetizer!

30 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 5, 2011
Mom's Zucchini Bread
This is awesome but I would consider it more of a coffee cake then a bread.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2011
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