Cookieman Profile - (13808619)


Home Town: Jamaica, Illinois, USA
Living In: Longmont, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Hunting
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Jan. 27, 2010 10:34 am 
Updated: Feb. 24, 2011 10:20 am
Have you ever heard the term molecular gastronomist? Do you know who the MG’s of the world are? What does it mean . . . is it for real? These are all questions you may be asking . . .  especially after seeing the term or title in my blog. Well Iets answer those questions including who… MORE
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The Peev . . .or Cookieman
About this Cook
Hello, my name is David; I have been married 30 years to my wife Kathy and we have 2 kids who are now young adults. My wife has a degree in early childhood education and has been in the business for over 30 years. I have spent most of my career in manufacturing and recently accepted a job with Amgen Inc., a biological manufacturing facility. Amgen cultivates cells for the purpose of creating scientifically designed proteins for various medicines. So when people ask me what I do; I tell them I make drugs for a living. Ironically, the fermentation process for making drugs is very similar to the process of making beer. Yes, I like to make beer as well. My wife and I have an open house for children young and old, parents, friends, and neighbors: All a merry mix, we refer to it as the Teenage Hub . . . even though our kids are no longer teenagers. We love our dogs Abby, Jaguer, and Alley and invite people, “young and old” to come over for weekly cook
My favorite things to cook
Barbacue and smoked meats. Mexican meals, especially green chili, I am known amoung my family and friends for my green chili. I can also make a mean tamale.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oster dressing at Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
I have an excellent recipe for cooking country style spare ribs. These ribs are cooked in a glass cassarole dish in the oven for three hours using lemon juice and homade barbacue sauce. By far the best recipe I ever known. I have never received less than a WOW!!! for this one.
My cooking tragedies
I don,t have many tragedies anymore but everyone usally leaves the area if I do.
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Family Favorite Sloppy Joes
I have several recipes for sloppy Joes but this is one of the easiest and most flavorful recipes, with the fewest ingredients I have found. Some people comment it is too sweet, but not for my family we tend to like sweet. There is one ingredient I do like to add to various hamburger related recipes that adds vegetables and stretches the recipe, and that is the Bellaire brand Southwest Vegetable mix. For those of you not familiar it is a combination of chopped green peppers, onions, black beans, and corn. It is located in the frozen vegetable section of the grocery store. Costco has small pretzel buns that go perfect with sloppy Joes.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2014
Potato Bacon Clam Chowder
This does look like a good recipe but personally I would not go through all the work and not add the clam. With that said, if someone didn't like the clams then this would be a good recipe, although I have not made this particular recipe it is very simular to one I have made several times. PS: To "Ron the Cook", yes, you add the bacon at the end with the drippings, keeps the bacon from melting into the chowder.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2014
Hearty Spanish Rice Bake
This is a tasty family all came back for seconds commenting on how good it was. It looks like a lot of ingredients but I just sliced and diced everything, measured all of the dry ingredients into a small bowl, and pulled the rest of the ingredients out of the pantry before I started browning the meat. Everything went fast after that. I like spicy and my family does too, but not as spicy as me, therefore I left out the sliced jalapenos and used Hot Rotel Tomatoes instead. I used a cup of cheese in the mix but probably closer to a 1-1/2 cups on top; served it with sour cream (a must) and tortilla chips. The next day I used the left overs for burritos, perfect and didn't need additional cheese. Will make again, thanks for sharing.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2013
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