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Home Town: Lakeland, Florida, USA
Living In: Carbondale, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a Neuroscientist, but I love cooking as a way to relax and take part in my household. Born and raised in rural Florida, I have been cooking since I was a child, as it was one of my chores (which was fine by me). After living in Chicago for a while, haute city food style cooking crept into my cooking a little, but most of the time what I prepare is a return to my roots, minus the deep fat frying.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook simple, clean food that is light but full of flavor. I was raised to be pretty "meat and potatoes," so a lot of my food is a variation on that theme. During grilling season, you'll find me outside by the grill, beer in hand.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother and grandmother baked a lot, and trained me to do so, too. I still make Stollen every year at Christmas, in their memory.
My cooking tragedies
The worst ever was a cake from a Martha Stewart cookbook (which was NOT my idea in the first place). I don't believe anything she (Martha) says now.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Mexican Style Shredded Pork
Beautiful. This versatile recipe will be in my cookbook for life. Perfect as suggested and the product is very good over rice, as well as in tacos, etc.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2008
Grandma's Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy
Recipe came out great, thanks to my meat thermometer. As mentioned earlier, the cook time for this is too long. I also used flour to thicken instead of corn starch, as I don't like clear gravy. We liked it, and it is now in the rotation.

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 7, 2007
Potato Chips
I think it may have killed my microwave, as it was only one year old but died minutes after my marathon potato-nuking session. Yargh.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2006

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