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KELARJIAN


KELARJIAN
 
Home Town: Fresno, California, USA
Living In: Fresno/Easton, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm of Armenian decent. Daughter (8) and Son (6) are pretty good eaters (they'd better be or they're gonna starve!). I'm a raisin grower and own/operate a swimming pool service company. I used to cook for the guys of SAE at Fresno State. Mom was the best cook that never made a dime from it. I learned from her. I also do the shopping looking for good ingredients ON SALE. Some people need to learn this. Besides listed activities we motorhome it for our vaykays and ski; water and snow. Life is good... if you have good food.
My favorite things to cook
Can't narrow it down. I like/want it all. Probably old Armenian recipes but time is tight these days.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Rolled non-meat grapeleaves. Lamb. Eggplant. Grilled chicken.
My cooking triumphs
Our wedding (divorced), rice pilaf and shish kebab (boned out, trimmed and cubed 30 legs of lamb). Still love that type of dinner but got rid of wife.
My cooking tragedies
Never had any... yeah, right! The point is to adapt and DON'T PANIC. You can save it. How do you think we got Blackened Cajun foods? Hmmm?
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Mushroom Slow Cooker Roast Beef
This is abysmal. What a waste. Barbaric. A ruined rib roast and a ruined pot roast (use chuck next time). I gave it one star because I couldn't give it 0.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2013
Dark Chocolate Chipotle Cookies
I'm going to bake these this weekend when the Kids are Home. I'll add raisins (pasas) and pumpkin seeds (pepinos). This reads like a keeper!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2013
Armenian Rice Pilaf
Same basic recipe that has been in MY Armenian family for 3 generations (in The USA) and my little ones are starting the 4th generation now. The old timers would sometimes top it off with plain yogurt or diced tomatoes as do I. I also use sea salt and fresh, finely cracked white pepper and maybe a bit less butter. I strongly recommend using converted/parboiled rice as it doesn't clump though basmati and jasmine are pretty darn good too as is large milled cracked wheat (bulgur). BTW: I too prefer orzo. You can pre-brown this (the trick always is to get it only GOLDEN brown)in a slow/moderate oven layed out thin on a backing pan stirring several times. Put it in a jar, then mix ALL other ingredients in a rice cooker and sit back and have a drink. FIVE STARS!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2013
 
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