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Home Town: Salem County, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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Tatted collar
About this Cook
Imaginative, dyslexic, easily distracted carnivore. Sings in the kitchen...and elsewhere.
My favorite things to cook
Steak. Eggs. Pie.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
A *quiet* Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone was too busy eating to talk!
My cooking tragedies
Crockpot roast chicken that cooked too long. It smelled great, starting at the sidewalk. But it was completely inedible. And let's not forget the Lemon Lead Cake I took to a church supper. Plastic forks were breaking all over the room...I tested the baking powder when I got home - it was old and had completely lost its fizzle.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Who Hash
Ok, really quick and easy. Needs lots of freshly ground pepper and it's even better with ketchup. My son was surprisingly appreciative, he-who-loves-hot-hot-chili. Definitely comfort food. I'll probably try it with the over-easy eggs next time.

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Reviewed On: May 28, 2014
It's Chili by George!!
Very good! Even with only an hour to cook. I'm sure it will be better tomorrow. I read a lot of reviews before and while cooking. We don't care for tomato juice so I substituted a 10 oz can of Rotel and two 12 oz bottles of hard cider. I scaled the chili powder back to 3 tbspns and upped the cumin to 2 tbspns. I added 2 tsp of chopped garlic while cooking the meat and doubled the pinto beans and added a can of black beans as well (we really like beany chili). At the end I threw in some organic dark chocolate, about the same amount as two Hershey kisses, just for the mellowness. I ate it with a tbspn of sour cream and a sprinkle of Mexican mixed shredded cheese and a green salad with ranch dressing. The spice is now just right for me, but my son added some of our homemade taco seasoning. Oh, and he just came back for another bowl. This recipe has made me rethink a recent decision - I had to replace my old crockpot and because it's only the two of us, I bought a 3 qt. I can see that I will need to get a larger pot. (very big grin!) FYI - a very gluten-free friendly recipe!

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Reviewed On: May 3, 2014
Cheddar Bratwurst Stew
Excellent soup for a wintery evening. I'm one of those tiresome cooks who rarely try a recipe without making changes. Well, most of the time I don't have all the ingredients and all of the time, I have to avoid gluten. So I used cheddar-brats and I substituted Progresso Creamy Mushroom Soup (gluten-free) and skipped the extra water (Progresso is not condensed, but ready-to-eat). Since I had no real potatoes in the house, I made instant mashed potatoes and ladled the soup over it. If it's thick enough, my "I hate soup" fussy teen assumes it's a casserole. We both liked it, and noticed that the thick sauce and mashed potatoes held the heat very well, a plus for winter fare. Said fussy teen just asked for another helping!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2013

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