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Big Mike Gone Small

Big Mike Gone Small
Home Town: Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Living In: Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I am 45yo And just had gastric bypass surgery. I have just found a new love for cooking as i can eat as much as I used to, I love cooking for my partner Michael, I really have to particular favorite style, but i do seem to really like baking. So cooking for sustenance baking for fun.
My favorite things to cook
So far its been baking I just made a pumpkin pie from scratch even the crust I was amazed it was so exciting, and came out delicious, Michael is not easy to please with food so it is exciting when it works out.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My heritage is Italian, but the fancy dinner in my house growing up was breaded and fried pork chops, buttered noodles and peas. Don't get me wrong very tasty but my mother was not exactly a culinary giant. I am excited about trying new and exciting thing, maybe mediterranean
My cooking triumphs
My first triumph was an easy enchilada crock pot recipe I found on this site Michael loved it....yea me
My cooking tragedies
When i first got my crock pot I thought you just trough in meat and veggies and the slow cooker does the blending for you...oops. O well live and learn at least the mush that came out was...well kinda edible. I am now learning about spices.mmmmmmm fun.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Dana's Famous Swedish Meatballs
I started cooking this for friends who were coming over and things got off to a bad start. DON"T mix the breadcrumbs and sour cream in a separate bowl! In thirty seconds it becomes a hard lump that is impossible to get evenly mixed into the meat without completely overworking it. Cut down on the clove! 1/2 teaspoon is WAY too much. When these are cooking all you'll smell is clove. Not good. Lastly, be prepared to get something on-the-fly to go with these. There is no sauce and the recipe mentions something about beef gravy but there are no instructions for one and the gravy is NOT listed as an ingredient so when you print up the shopping list, the gravy doesn't get included. The taste is nothing but clove. Rather than dumping it out, I quickly saved it by grabbing a jar of heavily flavored spaghetti sauce and boiling up some pasta. Luckily dinner was saved. Hand out dessert right away before someone notices the after taste and send everyone home with your apologies. Look at it this way, you'll never have to cook for your friends again.

44 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2010
Never Fail Pie Crust II
I love this pie crust it is so easy to do. The only thing I do to make it a little easier is, I dust the top of the dough before forming it to the pie pan it make it so much easier and is a lot less sticking to your fingers.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2009
Easy Cheesy Chicken I
This was very easy I did however add portabello mushroom and got a so/so review from my partner. I liked it. I mean I probobly woun't make it again, but it was ok.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2008

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