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PJ


PJ
 
Home Town: Milan, Michigan, USA
Living In: Springfield, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Feb. 6, 2010 7:26 am 
Updated: Oct. 9, 2010 8:51 am
With all of the talk about the Superbowl, I've been feeling sentimental about my time in New Orleans.  It was just months before Katrina. What an amazing city!  While most betting football fans, from what I hear, are putting their money on the Colts, I think most Americans really want to see… MORE
 
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About this Cook
I've loved to cook ever since I won a pancake contest in the 2nd grade! I'm pretty creative and I love how cooking allows me to express myself in so many different ways. I love having friends & family over for a meal and good times, whether it's watching a game or having a bbq. When the table's quiet except for mmm's & wow's it makes me feel so proud.
My favorite things to cook
Anything on the grill. I also enjoy cooking Italian. Sushi is my favorite food, but I am admittedly still a beginner when it comes to preparing it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom, twin sister, and I (along with any of our friends who want to join us) get together to make loads of Christmas cookies using all kinds of recipes. We have a "secret" family punch recipe that we mix up first. Needless, to say, by the time the cookies are finished, we're all a little tipsy and having the time of our lives! Everyone gets to take home a combination of all the cookies and they usually last all through the holidays. I really love that tradition.
My cooking triumphs
That's a tough one. I love to grill. Asian inspired salmon steaks and Balsamic/olive oil marinated Ribeye's are probably my biggest Wow! dishes from the grill. Lamb chops with balsamic reduction comes to mind...add my black truffle mashed potatos to any of the above...yum! I'm making myself hungry! ;)
My cooking tragedies
One time, I accidentally dumped a whole shaker of salt into a pot of Old Settlers Beans. I was able to get most of it out, but it was still way too salty. I've since learned that if you put a peeled potato in and let it simmer a while it will absorb the excess salt.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Simple Beef Short Ribs
Yum!! Had braised short ribs at one of my favorite restaurants and loved them so I decided to try this at home. I didn't have a stout beer, so I used a Bud Light and added soy sauce (Guinness always reminds me of soy sauce). This was fantastic! Served with garlic mashed potatoes. Hubby loved it.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2013
Old Fashioned Onion Rings
I took one of the reviewers advise and used a 1 gallon ziploc bag to do all the mixing. I'm all about less mess. Used cornflake crumbs instead of bread crumbs and Pamela's Baking Flour in place of flour to make recipe gluten free. Terrific! No one would ever guess they were gluten free. So crispy and not greasy at all.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 25, 2013
Meatball Nirvana
Only change I made was to use corn flake crumbs instead of seasoned bread crumbs to keep the recipe gluten free. This is my new meatball recipe! The flavor was great and the texture was like velvet in my mouth! I was surprised how moist they were and very pleased that I was able to keep it healthy by not using an egg and using skim milk.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2013
 
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