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Home Town: Langdon, North Dakota, USA
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Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Hunting
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Dec. 6, 2014 11:34 am 
Updated: Dec. 14, 2014 10:26 am
Before you read, if you click on the pictures, you can see the whole thing.   I don't know why the AllRecipes blogs do that to my pictures.   Ok, on with the blog.It's been a little busy.   I haven't had a lot of time for some of my usual foodies addictions, like the buzz and the continuous… MORE
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About this Cook
Dad of two great girls and husband to one equally great lady.
My favorite things to cook
I like Italian and Mexican. I enjoy a challenge and tend to move on once I have it mastered.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom taught all of us boys (and girls) to cook. It's always nice when Mom has us over and I get to carve the meat for her.
My cooking triumphs
My favorite triumphs are cooking twice for my daughters and their friends proms. Both years I served about 15 and stuck with my own Italian recipes. The kids all loved the meals. Now the girls (in college) and their friends try to make a point to come out for my cooking, which usually turns out! I love having them here and the cooking helps! Also once a year I have to make pies for a local fundraiser and last year, the old ladies thought I had bought the cheesecake with the pretty swirls and passed it off as my own. Nope. Sorry ladies!
My cooking tragedies
Yep, I've left the giblets in the bird once. I also believed the pop-up thermometer one time when I shouldn't have. Yea, and I did a rotisserie chicken in 7 minutes flat. Forgot to turn the grill down from preheating. That wasn't pretty.
Recipe Reviews 155 reviews
Chinese Shrimp and Tofu Soup
This recipe was my first time with tofu. I followed exactly but I will likely make a couple of changes the next time I try this. I will cut back on the salt, maybe by about half. Also, I've been told that tofu takes on the flavor of the food it is cooked with, which I didn't find the case in this recipe. I just don't think it was a part of the whole dish long enough to get those flavors. As some suggest, I may stir fry it next time, and yes, there will be a next time. The rest of the dish is fantastic. The ginger/pepper/garlic mix is perfect. I questioned using black pepper instead of white, but the black was definitely the way to go. Thanks for a great first time and this gives me a great start.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2015
Pesto Cream Sauce
What's not to love here? It comes together in a perfect creamy sauce that you would have in any decent Italian restaurant. I omitted the mushrooms, due to my families preferences and subbed out the Romano for Parmesan out of necessity, but otherwise followed as written. I will make again.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2015
Scotch Eggs
This was fantastic and easy to make. With the flour in sausage, the sausage held good form and stuck together really well. I had used a seasoned breakfast sausage, so this did get to be a bit salty with the additional seasonings called for in my recipe, but that was my error. The only thing that I think was off in the recipe was the cooking time. I think about 3 1/2 or 4 minutes would have been better.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2015
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