Swampy's Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (2/2011)

Swampy's Kitchen

 
Feb. 25, 2011 1:14 pm 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2011 7:35 am
(It's Friday again and this blog may start to be getting a little green & furry on the edges from sitting on the backshelf for so long. I do want you to know that I really do appreciate your clicking on my random ramblings. Thank you. Now go read & comment on a fresher… MORE
Free Breakfast
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Stoneridge Stir Fry
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Stoneridge Stir Fry - the close-up
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The Birthday Girl
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Feb. 14, 2011 10:02 am 
Updated: Feb. 22, 2011 5:56 am
During this past Super Bowl, one of the dishes I made was described as a Cherry Balsamic Duck with Spinach & Goat Cheese Panini. It was far & away my favorite dish out of the many that I made that day. The dish actually walked away with the coveted MVP Award and it did get to go to… MORE
Cherry Balsamic Duck & Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese
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Cherry Balsamic Duck with Spinach & Goat Cheese Paninis
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Feb. 8, 2011 1:49 pm 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2011 9:02 am
Cheeseheads Rejoice ! The Anthem has been botched. The commercials have been watched. The Half Time Show has shown which super group is really nothing more than a very generous mixing board. The food has been consumed. The time has expired and the confetti cannons have been fired. The Green Bay MORE
Basil Monterey Jack Roasted Red Pepper Corn Muffins
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Pittsburgh Barbecue Ham Crescents
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Crawfish & Corn Nacho Scoops
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Cheddar Bacon Deviled Eggs
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Doug Matthews

Home Town
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Living In
Mendham, New Jersey, USA

Member Since
Mar. 2000

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work

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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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