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Home Town: San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
Living In: San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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Baby Jakey with the whole World ahead of him!
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Chili, Curry, Sourdough bread. Probably lots of other things I'm forgetting too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother's Christmas bread, and my father's clam-spaghetti!!
My cooking triumphs
Back in the 1980s, a group of white water rafters were visiting from the Soviet Union. Our outdoor company had a picnic with them, which we all made something to bring. Despite my mother suggesting they would want to try american food, I made piroshki. Took me all night as I made the dough with chilled butter! They were the hit of the picnic, and I was told they were just as good, if not BETTER, than most restaurants in Moscow!!
My cooking tragedies
Several years ago I made a Passover Roast. The roast marinated over night, and then did a slow cook in the over for several hours. As I had a hockey game to go to that night I put it out on the cutting board to cool before putting it in the refrigerator, then dashed upstairs to get my hockey jersey and the tickets. When I came downstairs the roast I didn't see the board, which confused me. Hadn't I just taken it out of the oven less than two minutes later? I went to check the oven and then noticed Glacier, our 15-yr-old Golden Retriever mix,under the kitchen table munching along intently. In less than two minutes she had grabbed the roast off the cutting board and consumed 3/4 of a 5lb. brisket!! She gave me this incredible look when I tossed the rest of the roast away. She did pay for it later as she had waaay too much protein and was throwing up all night. I've made the recipe since and it was great so the tragedy was not in the cooking, but in the dog stealing it!!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Steak Sauce
Was looking for a simple recipe for steak sauce since I didn't have anything in house, and this one came up. Not bad, though I ended up increasing the apple cider vinegar to two tablespoons to give it a bit more sourness, and to make it thinner consistency, like A-1 is. Also added 1/2 tsp of granulated garlic powder and 1/2 tsp of Liquid Smoke.

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Reviewed On: May 25, 2015
Summertime Sweet Pickles
It reminded me a lot more of Kimchi, just without the cabbage. Also, the recipe seems to be for two jars, not one, as I bought half the ingredients yet made a full quart jar.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 9, 2015
Oatmeal Molasses Bread
I also cut the molasses in half, like several others have said they did. Still plenty sweet, but not cloyingly so. But, it blew up in my Breadman machine! By that, I mean it filled the whole chamber and pressed against the glass, making it a bear to pull out of the pan once it was cooked (and that was after I'd pulled a baseball sized chunk out before the cooking cycle happened. Mutant yeast perhaps?

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Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2015
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