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Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Living In: Eden, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Not too far removed from college and am exploring the joys of cooking. Still learning technique and how to use certain ingredients. I have a very limited income so recipes without exotic/hard to find/expensive ingredients are key. I'm also trying to eat healthier so I try to cook as many meals as possible from scratch.
My favorite things to cook
I get great satisfaction out of making food people enjoy and that I can afford. So usually my favorite meals are the ones I've made cheaply. Got ground beef free after coupons, made burgers and fries from allrecipes. So much healthier than fast food, and a ton cheaper. I like to grill as much as possible too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big dinners on Thanksgiving and Christmas....All the food you could ever want, everyone's favorite dishes, and plenty to go round.
My cooking triumphs
I think my turkey routine is absolutely perfect. I use it on turkeys and turkey breasts and it has not disappointed yet.
My cooking tragedies
Brownies :( I use the popular recipe here and it's only worked for me once--I either get spongy, or thing, flavorless, stuck to the pan chunks.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
Great! Very forgiving recipe--I used chorizo sausage and left out the chili powder.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2012
Beer Butt Chicken
Beer butt chicken is hard to mess up! I changed a few things about this recipe--couldn't imagine using a cup of butter so I rubbed with olive oil instead. I also seasoned with my favorite roasted chicken seasonings--garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, paprika (for color), and thyme. I used a larger beer and recommend buying a beer you actually like as opposed to whatever single can you can find. You may use something that you don't like the taste of, which kinda ruins the dish. I use grass fed chickens and they never take 3 hours. For even more juiceness, consider brining before putting on the grill. Like I said, this is hard to mess up and truly a treat!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2011
Grilled Buffalo Wings
This was a simple and easy recipe! The sugar makes everything burn a lot quicker which is my only complaint. By keeping the sauce on the grill it reduces very quickly and the sauce burns over medium heat because of the sugar from the soda. I added a cup or so of water throughout to keep the sauce going.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2011

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