Swampy's Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (1/2011)

Swampy's Kitchen

Jan. 31, 2011 11:18 am 
Updated: Feb. 8, 2011 10:09 am
This is it. Thirty two teams have played a combined total of five hundred twenty two games to get to this point. Two teams are left – The Green Bay Packers & The Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday February 6 at 6:30pm Eastern Time – Live from the shrine that Jerry Jones built to… MORE
Jan. 27, 2011 4:33 pm 
Updated: Jan. 30, 2011 3:21 pm
Let’s be honest, nobody cares about the NFL Pro Bowl. Nobody that is except for the player’s wives and the player’s agents and the only reason they like the NFL Pro Bowl is because it takes place in (except for last year when they foolishly played it in ). They also get an extra paycheck and… MORE
Jan. 19, 2011 12:57 pm 
Updated: Jan. 26, 2011 12:37 pm
I know I am starting to sound a little bit like a broken record but what a great weekend of football we just had this past weekend. On Saturday, during the early game we saw a Steelers team that looked beaten at halftime come back out and take complete control of their destiny. In the evening… MORE
Jan. 11, 2011 8:33 pm 
Updated: Jan. 20, 2011 4:46 am
The National Football League Wildcard Playoffs have come and gone. We saw a veteran guest rudely show their young host the door, a young quarterback beat a timeless veteran in the final seconds, another quarterback got bitten by a game ending interception and the run of a lifetime caus MORE
Jan. 4, 2011 1:20 pm 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2011 6:00 pm
The regular season portion of the National Football League schedule has now been completed. After 17 grueling weeks, the field for the playoffs has finally been set and the participants all have one goal in mind. They all want to get to Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 to play in the Super… MORE
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Doug Matthews

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About Me
My mother decided early on that her sons would never have to rely on someone to feed them so we all learned to cook at an early age. I really started to branch out when I moved out west to Denver, SF & Dallas. Combine that with extended business travel to Louisiana & my growing love of spices and you get a real mix of flavors.
My favorite things to cook
Love to make cajun food with my favorites being crawfish pie, alligator stew & alligator chili - I go nuts on Super Bowl Sunday
My favorite family cooking traditions
We didn't have a lot of traditions per se but you could count on pancakes or waffles on sundays - dad making scrambled eggs twice a year on christmas morning & mother's day - veal parmagiana on christmas eve, Thanksgiving with Grandma Matthews and any menu of your choice on your birthday. We weren't a spicy family so I learned a lot of good strong basics in the kitchen from Mom that I have carried over into my cooking today.
My cooking triumphs
I love to experiment with variations of dishes I try around the country. My biggest success is here on allrecipes where I had 2 recipes published in the same cookbook - Southwestern Turkey Soup & Curried Carrot Soup. I think my corn muffins are a great starting point and my alligator chili has become a much requested Super Bowl favorite.
My cooking tragedies
There have been a few times in the past where I tossed everything and took everyone to a restaurant instead. I'm not too proud to say my cooking is awful when it really is.
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