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Northern Pike
About this Cook
I love reading 2 things; Nautical Charts and recipe books. I am not much of a baker yet but I cook over the BBQ and stove. I have not taken lessons and my experience is just what my curiosity has taught me. I am the main cook in the house and I love using fresh spices, lots of spices.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite dish is Chili crab. It took me over a year to find and modify recipes to my liking, just like the chili crab I ate in Singapore. I love stews, pastas, and all kinds of meats. I'll try any veggies too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
3 cheese sausage basil lasagna has become a family favorite. I'm not even a huge fan of Italian food but it sure does taste good. I love spicy food like Cajun, Thai, Indian, and the like. If the heat is a by-product of the spice...it has to be good.
My cooking triumphs
My last triumph was a pasta dish from this site. It was with spicy Italian sausage, diced tomatoes and basil. It was restaurant quality. My next meal is my next triumph, I hope.
My cooking tragedies
I feel using ketchup in any recipe gives it a, well, ketchup taste. Same with chili powder. I am not a fan of chili powder and avoid it at all cost. I have ruined great hunks of meat with just a little bit of ketchup and/or chili powder.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Jose's Shrimp Ceviche
I shelled deveined and cut up the shrimp prior to adding to fresh squeezed lemon juice. I used one avacado and only half an onion. I didn't use celery. Basically I followed the recipe but used what I had on hand. It cooked for approx 2 hours. Anyhow. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is a great foundation and I agree with the other reviews, don't be afraid to make it your own. It will be awesome as the rest have. Enjoy it. It says summer fun all over it.

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Reviewed On: May 15, 2014
Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta
The only thing I did different 'was boil the chicken in water with "Better than Bullion". Then followed the recipe. Ohhhhh Myyyyy! Delicious. Easy to make but the flavor is crazy good. Thank you for the recipe.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2014
Fluffy Pancakes
Delicious. I know there is only so much you can do with a basic pancake recipe but this is perfect. I will easily add fruit, like blueberries, next time. Stop reading and start cooking. You like it. Just saying

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Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2013

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