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Home Town: Savage, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2011
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Reading Books
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Lil' Swiller
About this Cook
My girlfriend does not cook (very much), so it falls upon me whenever we feel like eating a good meal. I am 31 years old, and being from Minnesota, the majority of my dishes are casseroles or "hotdishes". I like to eat, so I tend to overdo it when I cook. I thoroughly enjoy cooking meals that require a lot of preparation and observation, but I also like throwing stuff in the over and walking away too. I would say that my skills are slightly above-average for a 31 year old guy, and there are a lot of things I still want to learn.
My favorite things to cook
I tend to use a lot of chicken and ground beef, but I'd like to start branching out and trying some alternatives. I tend to cook more in the winter since I'm stuck inside so much, so my meals tend to be hearty and filling. I like leftovers, so even though there are just two of us, I tend to cook like there are several people.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Forgetting to add ingredients and acting as if it were intentional.
My cooking triumphs
Sharing a recipe for chicken enchiladas that I made with my girlfriend's mom, a homemaker who has been cooking meals for her family for almost 35 years.
My cooking tragedies
I'm pretty lucky that I've never burned anything, served something undercooked, or caused a fire. There was one time not long after I had moved away from my parents' house that a colleague told me about a recipe for One Pot Spaghetti. I went home, excited to try it out. I browned the ground beef and added the sauce, and when it came time to add the noodles, I was presented with a challenge. I knew I needed to cook the noodles, but I wouldn't be draining the water. Instead of realizing that the sauce would help cook the noodles, I added WAY too much water. To say that the sauce was a little runny would be an understatement. I have not attempted this recipe since.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguini
Excellent. Took a bit of prep time, but tastes just like I got it from my favorite Italian restaurant. Added capers on step 3, and it really enhanced the flavor. Will make again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 16, 2014
Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst
I've made this for a New Year's party and an office potluck; both times I was not able to have any of it because it was gone so quickly. Each time, I prepared these treats as written, but placed them in a large crockpot to keep warm. As far as I've been told, they are delicious, but I'm going to have to make a batch for myself to see what all of the fuss is about.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2012
Chipotle Marinated Grilled Chicken
This recipe was pretty good, the combination of ingredients made for a suprisingly moist and tender chicken breast. If I make it next time, I think I would reduce the honey by half. It seemed a little too sweet at times, but that's just my personal preference. Prep time of 10 minutes seems a little short; it took more like 20 minutes (probably because I'm not an expert chef). Good taste, will try again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2012

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