JOSHDAWSON Profile - (18368980)

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Home Town: Normal, Illinois, USA
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Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Dessert, Gourmet
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Peppered Shrimp Alfredo
Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating
About this Cook
I grew up in a family that was passionate about cooking and it rubbed off. I love eating good food and sharing good food with others. I love convincing people that they really don't hate foods that they think they do (fish, mushrooms). My opinion is that there are very few bad foods, just bad ways of preparing them.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that my guests will enjoy. I especially love cooking with mushrooms and experimenting with new flavors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My brother recently commented on our last family christmas that he disliked how every meal had such good food because he felt like it dimished his capacity to enjoy it. I think that's a good thing.
My cooking triumphs
When someone puts something in their mouth that you made and their eyes get that glazed over look, like they were expecting the ordinary and now experiancing the extraordinary. It hard to catch this between all of the tipid comments you get about half way good food, but when you see experiance it its almost religous
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make a deep dish pizza for a date. We ended up getting Papa Johns afterwards.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
GREAT fish recipe and easy to make too!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2009
Almond-Crusted Halibut Crystal Symphony
Really great recipe. Try adding a candied pecan cluster for an interesting garnish.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2009
Hazelnut-Mushroom Pilaf
Good recipe but not great. The hazelnuts seemed a bit out of place.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2009

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