Doug Profile - (18669541)

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Home Town: Fairmont, West Virginia, USA
Living In: Mebane, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My wife and I both love to cook. I cook through the week and my wife usually cooks something special on the weekends. We love to try new recipes. I enjoy building web sites, taking care of our three Shetland Sheepdogs, Joey, Violet and Roddy (the puppy) and making home brewed beer. I'll start making wine again soon. I like to plant things and watch them grow... mostly tomato's and flowers.
My favorite things to cook
I was raised on a farm, so I like simple southern or country dishes, though I try to stay away from frying as much as possible. I can whip up a batch of hamburger gravy on biscuits or make a mean spaghetti sauce... nothing scares me. I'll try cooking anything once!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have standard menu's for the holidays. Turkey for Thanksgiving (deep fried of course). Ham, Oysters, scalloped potato's and green beans for Christmas eve.
My cooking triumphs
Hmmm, I'd have to say that deep frying my first turkey was a triumph. We'd always heard that it was so much better that way, and man were they right! This turkey turned out crisp on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside. Terrific flavor! Can't have turkey any other way now.
My cooking tragedies
So far, no tragedy.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Classic Contadina(R) Spaghetti Sauce
I found this recipe and decided to try it. It's better than my wife's recipe that she got from an Italian lady in Queens, NY. We have it often as we both enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce. I prefer the thick spaghetti pasta, while my wife has a gluten free spelt pasta. It's all good. This recipe will last two people for two or three meals... and everybody knows spaghetti sauce is better the day after!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 9, 2014
Easy Shake and Bake Chicken
We like our chicken a little crispier, so we use 1/4 cup all purpose flour and 1/4 cup corn starch. I also add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2014
Perfect Roast Chicken
Great recipe. A new favorite.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2013

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