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Home Town: El Granada, California, USA
Living In: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Abalone blues
About this Cook
Excavation company foreman for over 20 years. Cooking comes naturally from the family... always good smells in the house. Hoping to have a bigger kitchen in our next house!
My favorite things to cook
Chili, stews, slow-cooked/water-smoker ribs, BBQ oysters.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Huge spaghetti and salad dinner with nuclear garlic Italian dressing. Always use as much garlic as possible.
My cooking triumphs
Kai's Crown Pork Ribs (recipe onsite), a good chile verde, awesome salsa...
My cooking tragedies
Oh, there have been a few, but I seem to have forgotten them...
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas
This is an excellent enchilada recipe! The cheese mix is superb, the mix on ingredients is great as it stands. I always add my own spin on things, and this was no exception. I put in one small bunch cilantro and added it during the taco seasoning addition/cook. I also did pepper jack inside each enchilada, and used a 12 oz. block of Monterey for the shredded cheese that went over each layer of enchiladas (I did two 8" x 8" baking pans so the in-laws could have some) and covered the bottom layer with sauce and cheese, and the top as well. Where I really went off track was in adding some hominy. I fried it to get some color and texture, scraped the burnt pieces from the cast iron pan and mixed them in (awesome!) and added it to the taco seasoning cook also. The mix settled nicely as I heated the tortillas and then I plopped on a pile to each of TWENTY (instead of 12, since there was more filling... could have used twenty four) 6" tortillas. Each layer of five was covered with sauce and cheese, two layers per pan. This recipe is golden! Thanks for sharing!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2013
World's Best Potato Salad
Just made this and even before it's had a chance for the flavors to meld, it is one of the best potato salads I have ever tasted! One tends to gravitate toward those foods which instill comfort or familiarity quite often: this reminds me of mom's potato salad, but it goes beyond that. The tang with a layer of sweetness, perfectly matched... the wonderful zing of the sauce and the mixture of egg, potato, onion, celery and various fixin's. YUM! Awesome potato salad! Thank you for sharing it!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2012
Jalapeno Popper Spread
Oh yeah! Though I did use the suggestions regarding the addition of Panko breadcrumbs, I can tell that this would be a five-star without it. Very good combination of flavors and great balance. The browned crust of bread crumbs and Parmesan... YUM! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2012
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