ChefAl Profile - (13201090)

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Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Chef Al
About this Cook
Two young kids means I have to come up with something delicious every night that is both nutricious and kid-friendly. I like quick easy and tasty meals. Bigger projects are usually reserved for entertaining.
My favorite things to cook
BBQ chicken, beef, pork, fish, veggies. Soups, pasta, chili, stir-fry.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Nothing comes out of a jar or bottle. Everything is homemade. Salad dressing, bbq sauce, hot sauce, salsa, etc.
My cooking triumphs
Every summer my daughter's birthday party has a crowd of at least 40. My goal is to ensure all guests leave with a full belly of gourmet BBQ love.
My cooking tragedies
A mango salad I planned to take to a function for over a week. I julienned the mangoes too small and over salted. The whole thing was a disaster that couldn't be salvaged. You've never seen a grown man cry the way I did that day. I took a last minute cilantro corn tomato salad that went down well, but didn't kill it like the mango salad would have.
Recipe Reviews 76 reviews
Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini Deluxe
Fabulous dish. Delicious, kid-friendly and easy to prepare. I used some of my own homemade mushroom soup instead of canned. It added some depth to the flavour. Wonderful one-dish meal. I will certainly make it again.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2014
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy
Super fantastic. My family destroyed every last bite. I served with smashed potatoes and brown sugar & buttered sliced carrots. Got it on the table in an hour. Worth the effort.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2014
Autumn Apple Salad II
Four and a half stars, but not quite five. Really cool concept. Simple, fun and kid-friendly, but needed something more. I meant to toast the almonds as one review suggested, but ran out of time. I will try this again and tweak it into a five star. Thanks for sharing.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2014
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