BEACHBUM72 Profile - (1455561)

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Home Town: Hewlett Harbor, New York, USA
Living In: New York, New York, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Working in the financial markets leaves me little time to cook (except on weekends), but I have been able to eat in some of the finest NYC restaurants. It was those experiences that strengthened my desire to become a better cook for myself, my friends and my family.
My favorite things to cook
This is a hard question, because I do not like to limit myself to any particular style or course. I am just as happy to be grilling seafood or fish as I am baking brownies or dessert bars. One request from friends that comes up most frequently is for my dark chocolate jalapeno brownies. They go especially well after grilled swordfish with fresh made salsa.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can't say that I follow any true family traditions. The only comparison I can draw is to my maternal grandmother who, after so many years of perfecting her craft, never consulted recipes. She just knew how much of what would work the best and she was just about always right on the money.
My cooking triumphs
After years of entertaining at home with the help of caterers, I had a party in July, 2005, for about 20 people at my beach house that I prepared by myself from start to finish. I was so happy and received so many compliments and requests for recipes. Fortunately, I had help serving and cleaning up!
My cooking tragedies
As noted earlier, I learned a lot by trial and error. Closer to the beginning of my trials, there were plenty of errors. Too many could be classified as tragedies to list here!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Onion and Cheddar Burgers
Having read most of the earlier reviews, I used 2 eggs and added 2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs. This helped the burgers hold together. My crowd likes it hot, so I also added some chopped, pickled jalapenos (8 rings) and 1 teaspoon tabasco. Excellent flavor.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2008
Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya
This recipe was absolutely fantastic. No leftovers! I took the hint from several previous comments and added the rice to the slow cooker with 1/2 hour to go rather than clean another pot. Added the shrimp with 15 minutes to go. Rave reviews from all! Colleen rocks!!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2004
Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey
To answer the question below; the crumbled bacon is mixed with the gravy, flour, worcestershire and sage before pouring over the turkey breast. I cooked two breasts; one roasted and the other using this recipe. This one came out much juicier, and the flavor is fantastic (you can play with the spices to suit your own tastes). A definite keeper!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2004

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