REDNECKMACHINIST Profile - (18873180)

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Home Town: Canton, Ohio, USA
Living In: North Canton, Ohio, USA
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a husband and father of 3 children. My kitchen is huge and in constant use, so I use my culinary talent constantly. My wife can cook also, but she does only occasionaly. I have the gift of my maternal grandfather(who was second generation Italian.) My skills have been honed over the years are in quite a demand from family and friends alike.
My favorite things to cook
Grilling anything. I prefer grilling over charcoal and open fire(apple is my preferred wood, but hickory and cherry work well.) I also enjoy oven roasting and deep frying.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My wife makes holiday dinners but about 5 years ago, she bought me a turkey fryer to do Thanksgiving dinner. It turned out so well that it turned into a tradition for us. We are contemplating moving our home tradition to our wooded vacation property with my wife's sister and brother-in-law and then staying to deer hunt. Soon I am going to try a deep fried ham for Christmas. If I can get it straight, I will be posting that.
My cooking triumphs
We are a large meat & potatoes family, so I can come up with almost anything. I have the ability to take anything and tweak and season it to come out to almost gourmet quality.
My cooking tragedies
One incident happened about 15 years ago still stands out and I think it was my biggest failure. I was in the middle of oven roasting a turkey for Thanksgiving with my live-in girlfriend at the time. When I went to pull it out of the oven, I had the roaster uncovered and pulled the rack out too far. The whole apparatus came out and fell to the floor. I got 2nd degree burns on the tops of my bare feet and no turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily, no one was coming over, and the burns, somewhat serious, were treated at home. We ended up going to a convenience store and getting deli turkey and having turkey subs and chips.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Baked Soy Lemon Chops
I have made this alot and i usually change things around to suit our tastes but i left this alone. I do, however, have a vacuum sealer with a marinator attachment. I marinate my chops with it and it really pulls the flavor into the meat. It makes a wonderfully easy and tasty recipe that much better.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2013
Maple Glazed Pork Loin
This was absolutely fabulous!!! I replaced the vinegar with soy sauce and basted the roast every 10 - 15 minutes during the last hour in the oven. I just might try this on the grill.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2006
Cube Steak Parmesan
This recipe was a definite hit!!! The only thing I changed were the cracker crumbs. Instead of those I used italian seasoned bread crumbs. I have made this using both tomato sauce and using Ragu 7-herb spaghetti sauce. We prefer the Ragu to the tomato sauce. This goes well on a bed of linguine mixed with butter and grated parmesan cheese.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2006

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