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Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Member Since: May 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean
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About this Cook
Recently married, recently acquired a crockpot and a blender--the culinary options are now boundless (at least comparatively ^_^).
My favorite things to cook
Chili, cupcakes (even though I don't really care to eat them), enchilada casseroles
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking holiday dinners in our pajamas and then eating them in our pajamas. ^_^
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib
Awesome recipe! We made this for Christmas last Saturday. We followed the recipe exactly for a 6lb prime rib. So, 30 min at 500, turned off the oven and didn't peek for 2 hours. It was cooked to a perfect medium rare and had a delicious, rich crust from the fat and butter and herbs. It did get very smokey in our kitchen and it was kind of alarming at first with the smoke and the sizzle of the melting butter, but we just took down the smoke detector and trusted the recipe. The meat was juicy, tender, flavorful, and just perfect. Frankly, it was better than the last time we had prime rib at a steakhouse in town. My husband's only quibble was that the prime rib was a bit cool, but then, we did have to let it sit for 30-40 min while we waited for the green bean casserole to finish cooking, so that could be our fault for not eating right away. Served with extra-hot horseradish, Chef John's au jus, Mrs. Gerry's mashed potatoes, my mom's green bean casserole, and french bread. Oh, and last night we used the leftover prime rib to make beef stew. ^_^ It felt horribly decadent to use such good meat in stew, but we needed a change and it turned out amazing, too.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2012
The Best Chicken Fried Steak
Pretty darn good. Never made chicken fried steak before but my husband requested it for his birthday. Only change to the recipe is that we fried in veggie oil instead of shortening. Very tasty. Will make again. :)

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Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2012
French Dip Sandwiches
Very simple and very tasty. We used a 3.5 lb roast this time (4 lbs last time) and followed the recipe to the letter. I let it cook in the crockpot all day and the house smelled amazing. The leftovers are great in sandwiches and tortillas with veggies and cheese if you don't want to use the au jus every time. This is definitely my go-to recipe for simple and delicious football food. :)

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Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2012

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