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Kevin Higginbottom

Kevin Higginbottom
Home Town: Federal Way, Washington, USA
Living In: Edgewood, Washington, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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  • Waffles I
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    By: OneShyOfABunch
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Chef Kevin
About this Cook
Full time real estate professional and currency trader. Husband and father of 3.
My favorite things to cook
Smoked meats and fish, chili, prime rib, roasted meats, stews and soups.bagel dogs.
My favorite family cooking traditions
English Trifle with Bird's Custard (way too good and fattening!)
My cooking triumphs
Mastering my smoker. I have a smoked salmon recipe that I could open a restraunt with. Hands down the best you ever had!
My cooking tragedies
Can't think...I overcooked pulled pork in the crock pot once...
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Turkey in a Smoker
Followed recipe except that I brined bird overnight in 1 quart apple juice, 1 cup salt, 4 cloves crushed garlic and 1.5 gallons water. I use a 5 gallon bucket and put the bird in a food grade garbage bag with the brine mixture and pack the top with ice. The 14 lb turkey was done in 6 3/4 hours. Brining seems to speed up the cook time. Cooking temp was between 225-250F. Flavor was very nice. Got rave reviews from the family. Served it on toasted french rolls with melted swiss cheese and bbq sauce. Not too smokey. I used apple wood which is my favorite for smoking poultry. Bird was super moist. I ran the smoke for about 4 hrs of the total cook time in my vertical gas smoker. Not a ton of meat on a 14 lb bird. Not sure if I will do this again. I am kind of a traditionalist when it comes to turkey. I think I prefer to smoke chicken pieces, thighs in particular. This was probably more work than I like for the amount of meat that it produced. I still would rate this a 5 star recipe.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2011
Garlic Prime Rib
Simple and absolutely delicious! Made this recipe for the 4th time this Christmas.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2011
Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings
Nice soup. Good use of the leftovers! The family liked it. I think I was wanting more of a stew so I will probably change it up a little next time. Used bisquick dumplings, 10 min uncovered, 10 minutes covered and they were perfect!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2010

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