Michael Profile - Allrecipes.com (18129052)

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Home Town: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Living In: Duluth, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Boating
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About this Cook
Retired sailor, PhD student, dad
My favorite things to cook
Food that tickles my wife's palate and anything my kids (both adult and at home) like, comfort foods and tasties that amaze and amuse my friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big family dinners, steaks and/or fish on the grill, and a lot of conversation around the table. Holidays are huge pot luck events where all the cooks in the family show off a bit.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to can in a pressure cooker and adapting favorite recipes for canning so even if a hurricane hits we can eat what we like.
My cooking tragedies
Canning clam chowder made with a nondairy creamer, it was hydrogenated and continued to throw yeast and I lost almost 2 gallons.......while it was sitting in the back of a kitchen cabinet.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Irish Lamb Stew
I prepared this exactly as described, right down to chilling and defatting. I was reheating it the enxt day on the stove and my inattention allowed the gravy to caramelize on the bottom of a cast iron pan. It wasn't burnt but close. I scraped it all into a plastic container and refrigerated it once more. That simple error elevated this to a whole new level of silkiness. The gravy was supple, spoon coating thick and the entire pot was consumed by one person over 3 meals. It is a definite keeper.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2010

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