LITTLEBIGJOHN Profile - (1940529)

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Living In: Bohemia, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm married to the same wonderful woman since 1979 and we have a good-natured, terrific son.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make fresh bread and biscuits. Organizing and executing large BBQ parties are the most interesting and challenging for me since they frequently include several types of beef, chicken, pork, fish, and vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am in the process of documenting all the recipes that our family has been preparing for years. I hope to give this volume to my son when he gets married.
My cooking triumphs
Turning out my first loaf of italian bread was easier that I thought and worth the effort. Making a really good batch of biscuits was a lot harder than I thought but I eventually found a fool-proof recipe that I loved. I discovered that cooking (greatly assisted by family and friends) for groups of 100 or more can be tremendously satisfying.
My cooking tragedies
Many of the first biscuits I turned out for my family were inedible. But the worst was my first attempt at making Osso Buco; rubbery with a river of tasteless gravy.
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Italian Biscotti
This is a surprisingly simple, classic recipe for italian biscotti that any novice could make, and any expert would be proud to produce. I like biscotti a little thicker than average so I cut them into one inch slices for the second baking. As I had two trays to cook, I also raised the heat to 400 degrees and toasted them for 15 minutes so they were medium brown and very crunchy. Warm with coffee, they were so good I baked a batch to send to my mom.

46 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 5, 2008
Chicken Piccata III
Simple but delicious.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2006
Simple Scones
Superlative. These can not be improved upon!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2006

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