RobBoiarski Profile - (16249559)

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Living In: Upper Arlington, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I started cooking back when I was in my mid 20's and really found it enjoyable to prepare food for people. It was not the hobby I bragged about with the guys...until after all the chef shows made cooking cool. Over the years I think I am improving and my family agrees. I have three kids. Two girls ages 13 and 8. Then there is our little guy seen in the photo. Both my wife and I work in the medical field. I fix equipment at a local hospital and she is an RN.
My favorite things to cook
I really get into grilling so cookout foods are at the top of my list. I tried a lot of recipes from taste of home and have a few other cook books I have received as gifts. I would like to get better at baking as I enjoy breads. Actually all my family loves bread and when you get it fresh at the store its costly. Pies, cookies and treats are fun and I enjoy the presentation of food. Photography is a hobby too so you may notice my photos out there.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is Polish..the "ski" may have given that away to some people. We have a tradition of eating foods around Christmas that represent the Saints. Yes, it sounds strange...we eat 12 different foods including beet soup and pickled herring. On my mothers side we really go all out for Easter. I always help my grandmother make the endive. This is a salty German dish with potatoes, bacon grease, bacon, onion and of course endive. That plus a lot of cider vinegar.
My cooking triumphs
Hmmmm...I would say every time my girls ask for seconds its a triumph. They are picky eaters and even getting. Them to eat is sometimes a challenge.
My cooking tragedies
I went to make dinner and found the stove top would not heat. It was electric, so I went to remove the burner for inspection. I can't remember why I touched the sink at the same time but the result was very shocking. I was tired and generally felt crappy for almost two weeks after the incident.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Tuna Noodle Casserole II
Easy recipe that kids or adults enjoy. I also used regular milk but only 1/4 cup. In a separate pan I heated frozen corn, peas and onions with a TBLS of butter and salted. To the noodles I added Velveeta instead of shredded cheddar, cut into chunks. Mixing 2 cans of tuna instead of one then topping off with 1/4 tsp of onion powder. I mixed everything together but the noodles really good; then added the noodles hot to help melt the cheese. After it had baked at 350 for 20 min covered with tin foil. I topped with casserole cheese from Kroger Then put the crushed chips on top and let it go uncovered until the cheese melted. My kids love it when daddy cooks this comfort

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2012
Mexican Lasagna Rollups
Our family loves this recipe! We have made it several times, with even our picky girls coming back for more! We have typically made it as directed, but tonight tried something a little different, and it turned out fabulous! We only used 1/2 lb ground beef, and replaced the other half with: around a cup of corn (frozen) and a cup of green pepper (chopped/frozen). We cooked it then added it in after the taco seasoning to the ground beef. It gave the dinner an extra vegetable, and a little added variety! Overall, this is a wonderful dinner, we make it about 1-2 times a month! Thank you for the recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2011
Asparagus, Chicken, and Pecan Pasta
Awesome! Absolutely the best dish we have made from this site. I would not change anything. Next time I might try breaking the pecans up so that I get more in every bite. Also we roasted the pecans in the oven before adding them but it would be good even without the nuts.

26 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2010

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