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About this Cook
I've always liked to bake but had a pretty limited number of dishes that I cooked. I found this site while endeavoring to change that. The recipe exchange and ingredient search have been so helpful to my lack of imagination. I'm gradually replacing many pantry items with fresher and/or more natural ingredients.
My favorite things to cook
Soups and sauces are my current favorites. I never would have dreamed I would be making these two things from scratch.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Ham gravy. I'm always surprised that so many people have never heard of it. My family doesn't consider a ham dinner complete without the gravy.
My cooking triumphs
Making cookies on the gas grill probably tops the list. I'm always happy just to have something turn out as intended.
My cooking tragedies
I used wax paper to line my baking sheet when I ran out of parchment paper. Some things are so glaringly obviously in hindsight. I stood in the front yard holding a smoking pan of half-baked biscotti wondering how I didn't see this coming. What a maroon...
Recipe Reviews 185 reviews
Chipotle Ranch Dip
I used the seasonings for the homemade buttermilk ranch that I have been making for this recipe. I scaled it down to about 1/2 a cup or a little less of mayo/greek yogurt blend and used a whole, small chipotle. It was just about the perfect amount. Minced it was about 1-1.5 tsp. I didn't have any green onions so I added a pinch of onion powder. Very good on our burgers.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 1, 2014
Chipotle Sauce
I just wanted a simple burger topping and this seemed to fit bill. However, it was too mayonnaise tasting for me even after tripling the chipotle. I ended up using it as an ingredient for the chipotle ranch dip recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 1, 2014
Sausage and Asparagus Spaghettini
We made this on the grill. I put precooked, sliced, sundried tomato/basil chicken sausage in a foil pack with the garlic, asparagus, black pepper and a pinch of kosher salt(I don't use garlic salt). I do not like cooked tomato so I left that out and added it to the pasta after draining and then topped with the rest. This was easy and flavorful. I also used bowties instead of spaghettini

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Reviewed On: Jun. 24, 2014
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