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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Indiana, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Attorney. Enjoying cooking/grilling with my husband on the weekends here right outside of Chicago.
My favorite things to cook
Could be anything, really -- I like to try new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays. My mom would cook wonderful holiday meals that I miss so much.
My cooking triumphs
When my husband says, "did you really make this?"
My cooking tragedies
1000 characters max won't even scratch the surface; suffice it to say "enough," cooking tragedies.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
Chef John is amazing. This recipe was very good. My husband, however, had purchased a bottom roast (ugh) -- not a chuck roast -- (cue: ridiculous argument about receipes and meat) -- so, anyway. . . I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but, it came out better than I thought. I did cook it on slow, though. Once you get all the ingredients in the slow cooker, the gravy smell [while cooking] is literally intoxicating. Plus, I love this recipe because it doesn't use any dry soup mix, and the mushrooms, really, the mushrooms, add such a savory taste. I would even add more mushrooms next time. Absolutely delicious. Also, I used dried thyme and dried rosemary, I eyeballed those to about 1 - 1.5 teas each, respectively. And, I thought my prep time was more than 20 minutes, but again, I had to sear all sides of the bottom roast. I will say, do yourself a favor and get a fresh loaf of french crusty bread b/c believe me, you will want to soak up as much of this gravy as possible.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2013
Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup
Delicious -- where have you been hiding Chef John? Where are your other recipes? I was at the butcher and he had some ham ends, I had everything else on hand. In my husband's words, "this is really good." Simple and easy; plus, Chef John's voice is so soothing as he talks about putting the dish together. I even made one mistake and it still came out great. Thank you, please post other recipes and make them easier to find on this website.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2013
Caesar Salad Supreme
I wasn't making a traditional Caesar salad but just wanted a change of pace from my usual salad dressing. Excellent recipe, I skipped the anchovy fillets and it was a nice garlicky dressing. My only caveat is that it came out so thick that it's hard to spread on all the salad. Next time I'll toss everything in a large bowl to evenly coat the salad and then plate it.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2013

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