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Sean P.

Sean P.
Home Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
Living In: Winter Park, Florida, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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My jumbo blueberry
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About this Cook
What can I say I love to cook and entertain. I have a family of four (17 if you count the in laws ) and pretty much cook at all the family events. We also do most of the hosting and I think it's great to have a lot of people over and see the satisfaction on their faces after they have had a great meal. It was our sons high school sweetheart (Rachel) that introduced me to this site 8 yrs. ago (her mother uses this site alot) and I didn't wise up and join until 06 when just peeking in and printing recipe's wasn't enough.
My favorite things to cook
BBQ has always been my favorite. It just seems to bring everyone together and I just enjoy feeling like a pit master. But by far hosting and preparing the holiday meals is just the thing that makes me feel good. Preparing the turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, prime rib (for Christmas) are by far my favorite's.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday dinners. There is just nothing better than having family around you during the holidays. I told my wife years ago that when it comes to the tradition of holiday dinners that we need to carry that torch. And besides I really enjoy hearing the compliments and seeing the smiles on everyone's faces. Isn't that what the holidays are really about.
My cooking triumphs
I believe the biggest cooking triumph I ever had was when I was 17 years old and decided to make a chicken cacciatore recipe I found in some cookbook. It came out great! My family was totally blown away and couldn't believe that I made it.
My cooking tragedies
Well this one is easy. One time when I made an apple pie I accidentally sprinkled cumin on top of the pie instead of cinnamon. Boy it"s kinda funny my son to this day will not let me forget that. Good thing it happened early in the day. And yes I was able to get to the store and repurchase all the ingredients in time to make another pie for desert that day. Did I mention it was on Thanksgiving and thank God Albertson's was open till 3pm.... :)
Recipe Reviews 50 reviews
Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib
I was really nervous making this. First time I tried to make prime rib a few years ago using a thermometer I ruined a 143.00 rib roast. ( over cooked) so I watched Chef Johns video and printed out the recipe and proceeded to follow it to the letter. This was AMAZING!!!! I could not believe how great this was. My mother loved it. My daughter and her fiancé really enjoyed it too. Thank you so Much Chef John you've just gotten yourself another fan. I let the roast sit out for 6 hrs as suggested. And did the math for a roast that was 9.22 lbs. the hardest part was not opening the oven door. What a great way to make the perfect rib roast.. I did pull it out 15 min earlier because it was a big roast and was afraid if the bones got to hot might over cook. It was perfect. Pink moist and delicious. Also made the beef au jus from his other video. So easy and made me feel like a culinary king.. Thanks again Chef John...

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 27, 2013
Pasta with Italian Sausage and Pumpkin Sauce
What a great dish. I made this for lunch today and my family loved it. I served it with a Cesar salad, the artichoke Parmesan French bread and for desert I made the coconut flan! All from this site everyone just enjoyed it. Will definitely make this again. Thank you again for sharing a great dish...

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2013
Coconut Milk Flan
First of all follow the recipe... I made this and forgot to spray ramekins with Pam and also forgot to put foil over roasting pan. Pulled out after 45 minutes and surprisingly it was still delicious . But was frustrated that I didn't follow instructions so I made another batch this time following recipe and instructions to the letter. I also used a trick I do when I make Creme brûlée . I put a dish towel on the bottom of the roasting pan before I pour in the water bath. Well anyway the first batch was delicious but the second was outstanding!! It looked so perfect and when my daughter and her boyfriend came over the next day for lunch they were just amazed. Trust me just follow the recipe and the instructions and you will really enjoy this flan. Thank you for the recipe...

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2013
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