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sferguson


sferguson
 
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Living In: Grass Valley, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am a business and IT professional in his late 20's who enjoys a variety of activities, with cooking being one of the primaries. My experience stretches for about half my life and my specialty to this point has been Italian and American, but, recently, I have been branching into Asian and Mexican foods and I want to start experimenting with Indian cuisine in the near future.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta remains my personal specialty, and I am always trying new combinations and sauce ingredients. I tend to be more discriminating when evaluating my efforts than those I normally feed, but I don't remember the last time that one of my sauces went truly wrong.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The full turkey spread at Thanksgiving as well as the family tradition of Corned beef on St. Patrick's day would be the highlight of my year for family food traditions.
My cooking triumphs
I experiment almost constantly and have a very good record of satisfied diners. My only experience with dissatisfaction recently comes from my sister whose stomach disagrees with black pepper, which (prior to this problem emerging) was one of my primary spices.
My cooking tragedies
My worst cooking experience was my only (to this point) attempt to make a pan-fried bread. This was only a year or so after I actually began using a stove (I might have been 15) and the end result was nearly inedible (luckily it was a personal attempt that no one other than myself tasted). My appreciation for careful addition of salt into recipes comes from this experience, not very much can still, easily be too much.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Proper English Cottage Pie
A very good recipe, I made a few modifications (first is the removal of the cinnamon, it doesn't belong in this recipe), I also doubled it and made it in a 13x9 pan. I also added some garlic powder (both to the meat mixture as well as to the mashed potatoes) and added 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms. It was well received by everyone...

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 29, 2013
Irish Cream Bundt Cake
Simply wow. This might just have become my favorite dessert. We used St. Brendan's Irish Cream and the finished product was definitely one of the best cakes that I have ever had.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2012
Mexican Rice
I changed this recipe around a bit, but the end result was great... I would say what and how I changed it, but that's not how I cook... at least the first time.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2012
 
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