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Bob in Houston

Bob in Houston
Home Town: Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Bellaire, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Blog...  1 post
Nov. 15, 2010 10:54 am 
Updated: Dec. 18, 2011 9:23 am
Ever since I began to use AllRecipes, it has really bothered me that people will make several changes to the recipe and then give the results a bad review.  If somebody gives me directions to their house and I decide to make a left hand turn instead of a right hand turn, I don't complain… MORE
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Ray and Me
Me with Rachel Ray
About this Cook
I started doing all the family cooking in the late '90s. Other than a few classes I'm self-taught and try to learn more every day.
My favorite things to cook
Just about anything. I don't think I've ever followed a recipe 100%. I like to add my own twist and flavors to everything I cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandfather was a chef, so I guess I take after him. Our family tradition has always been to sit down a have a home-cooked meal every day.
My cooking triumphs
My family and friends say I make the best pulled pork bbq this side of Alabama, but any time I cook for the extended family and everyone eats and no one gets sick and dies, it's a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
All of my tragedies are the same - occasionally overcooking things such as beef tenderloin and fresh fish. Expensive mistakes!
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Juicy Marinated Steaks
NEVER, EVER pierce a tender steak like a rib eye at any time before, during, or after the cooking process! There won't be a bit of natural juices left. This recipe is great for a flank steak or London broil because those steaks need help with juiciness and tenderness. I gave it three stars instead of five stars because of the advice to pierce the rib eyes.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 26, 2011
Whole Wheat Pasta
This recipe makes great pasta and couldn't be easier. I had to add a little bit of water, but I think that because I made it on a cold day and my forced-air gas heater was running, drying out the air. This will now be my go-to pasta recipe. Family loved it.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2010
Cream of Fresh Asparagus Soup II
This is the best asparagus soup I've ever tasted, and I order it in many fine restaurants. Ignore everyone who has reviewed this recipe without making this recipe verbatum and tell you to add bacon, lettuce, tomato, potato, wine, rubbing alcohol, peanuts, pork, lighter fluid, etc etc. If they never followed the recipe, they shouldn't be reviewing it. Make it exactly as described and you won't be disappointed. After making it the first time, go ahead and add some chocolate chips or pine cones or whatever you think it needs, but review it based upon this recipe. It's a winner!

676 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2010
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