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Home Town: Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Hamburg, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am an IT professional and avid outdoorsman. I started cooking to try to satisfy my wide range of tastes and situations.
My favorite things to cook
I prefer to prepare main courses and side dishes of nearly any kind. I love to try new things and can be quite adventurous. I've never met a food or tradition I haven't liked!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up enjoying German, Slovak, Italian, and wild game dishes.
My cooking triumphs
Any time someone asks for seconds!
Recipe Reviews 98 reviews
Simply Potatoes(R) Cheesy Hash Browns
Everyone's favorite side this past Mother's Day dinner. Used 2 cups sour creme for a double batch, and added salt and pepper; otherwise stuck to the recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 13, 2014
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
I added significantly more cheese than called for, and I left out the peas because my wife can't stand them. It turned out fantastically and my wife can't wait for more left over ham so I can make this again!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2014
Jamie's Minestrone
Fantastic! I used a combination of many of the suggestions that together turned out to make one of the best soups we've tried: I used about 46 oz. of chicken broth, no water, 2 cups of tomato sauce, about 3/4 cup of wine (half when the recipe tells you to and half near the end). I used dried spices, but probably ended up using about the same quantities of the dried that the recipe calls for in fresh. Otherwise this might be bland. I also added a pinch of crushed red pepper, not to make it hot, but rather to bring out the flavors. oh, and I chose not to use any kind of bean other than the green.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2013

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