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Home Town: Bethpage, Long Island, New York, USA
Living In: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm the cook. My sisters the baker. My wife and I owned a restaurant for several years, where I was NOT the chef. We hired an excellent chef and I did daily specials as the mood suited me (Which was most of the time). I love cooking special things for my wife and our friends and try to do something different each night, which is why most of my cookbooks looks like they came from the salvation army!
My favorite things to cook
Anything on the BBQ. Fish, shrimp, ribs, steaks, vegetables and oh yes, portabella mushrooms stuffed with a variety of fillings! I also love southern dishes and have yet to find a recipe from my series of Southern Living Cookbooks that I didn't like!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom (an excellent cook and baker)was Russian and my dad German so, "comfort meals" ruled: Chicken and dumplings. Sauerbraten with potato dumplings and red cabbage. Stuffed cabbage. Stews. Stuffed pork chops with scalloped potatos, etc.
My cooking triumphs
A raft of different salads: From light and airy to everything that looks good in the produce and cheese area. I have also mastered cooking just about anything on the BBQ. You will not however find me searing anything on high heat! I never cook above MOM (Medium/Off Medium) which slow cooks the food and keeps it moist and juicy and brings out the natural flavors.
My cooking tragedies
Cakes, pies and pastries. I seldom measure anything so you can imagine what my cakes come out like. As I said, I'm the cook. My sisters the baker. Besides, that's why we have bakeries and Mrs. Smiths frozen pies!
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Chicken Noodle Soup
Quick and easy with great flavor! I usually make changes to most of the recipes but this one required no changes. I have also added fresh mushrooms when the mood strikes. Simply slice and add them as you saute the celery and onion.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2013
The Best Stuffed Mushrooms
Absolutely Outstanding! This has become one of my "Go To" recipes when I can't make up my mind what to make. So simple and soooo good! Thank You Leslie !

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 7, 2012
Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce
Great "Quick" Chicken dish that really tastes good. I made extra sauce to pour over egg noodles.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2009

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