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Dave Hirschler

Dave Hirschler
Home Town: Morgan Hill, California, USA
Living In: Chillicothe, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian
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About this Cook
I'm a Youth Pastor in Ohio, grew up in Silicon Valley. I've got 4 little "buckeyes" that are a big part of the joy of my life. My bride and I have been married almost 19 years. Life is good.
My favorite things to cook
Home cooking - pot roast, mashed potatoes, roast chicken. Like "meat & potatoes" meals. I also really enjoy Mexican and Indian cooking. My in-laws are from India and Mexico -- they have inspired me to learn to make authentic dishes from their countries of origin.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Special breakfasts of waffles or crepes (like my grandmother and mom used to make), turkey dinners with all the trimmings. YUM!
My cooking triumphs
I have become the king of the pressure cooker -- lots of my dishes involve the pressure cooker. I can make authentic refried beans from dry beans in a little over an hour. Mashed potatoes that have been pressure cooked come out nice and fluffy!
My cooking tragedies
I am NOT a good multi-tasker. I've been known to start something, move on to something else and COMPLETELY FORGET about the first thing! I recently was making a cheese sauce and got involved with my kids at the kitchen table -- fortunately caught the sauce BEFORE it boiled over and onto the burner!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Sugared Toasted Almond Salad Topping
Thanks, lovestohost, for the review! I really only put the recipe for myself. GREAT idea about cutting the sugar in half -- I'm definitely going to try that! I like the toasted almond flavor more than the carmelized sugar flavor. I can't keep out of them as they cool, either! They are DELICIOUS on salads - especially paired with my sweet sour salad dressing. I'm in the midwest and we have a restaurant called Max & Erma's that has an AMAZING house salad. It's served with bacon, red onion, sweet sour dressing and toasted almonds. I posted the almond and sweet sour salad dressing recipes so I could easily find them!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 5, 2013
Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole
I needed something quick and easy for a breakfast we throw for the Graduates in our Student Ministry at my church. I made a double-batch of this and it was DEMOLISHED! Everyone raved about it. So simple and super good! This will be a staple for our annual breakfast. Also - I accidentally bough 2 kinds of hashbrowns, shredded and cubed. I think the cubed came out MUCH nicer than the shredded as far as consistency goes -- both tasted great. YUM! Thanks so much!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 15, 2011
One Skillet Corned Beef Hash
This was a good recipe. I was looking for a quick, easy corned beef hash recipe -- this was it! I actually made it a little EASIER. I had some leftover boiled red potatoes from my St. Patrick's Day corned beef. I figured why not dice them up (along with a few more that I quickly boiled in the pot after that meal was over) and see if I can do this a little more quickly and not have to really cook anything but the onions! My children were very suspicious about this "hash stuff" -- but once they took a bite, they were hooked! I did cut back on the vinegar (per other user's suggestions) and used my leftover corned beef (not canned). I also found that one big onion was sufficient. Overall, a very tasty meal to make with my leftovers! HURRAY!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2011
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