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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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Winter 2015
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.
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Nutella(R) Coffee Shake
I made this for my lady and she loved it. She thinks this will be a regular thing for her. Thank you!

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Reviewed On: May 22, 2015
Jamaican Oxtail with Broad Beans
This recipe is amazing and brings me right back to Jamaica! This is my first time using both oxtail and sun bonnet peppers. I followed the recipe really close, but I had to substitute scotch bonnet pepper powder for the actual pepper. I used 1/2 teaspoon which gave this a nice bite, but wasn't wipe your forehead bite. I think you need to be at 3/4 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of powder for that. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the flavor of the scotch bonnet and can't wait to use it in other meals. The oxtail itself was really nice and not as fatty as I expected. I did also sub in allspice powder for berries (about 1/4 teaspoon). This meal has every flavor that I've been missing and I can't wait to make it again. Thank you Sunny!

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Reviewed On: May 14, 2015
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake
I made this for my Mom on Mother's Day and I picked a good recipe for the occasion. It's nice and creamy and rich. Served with caramel and homemade whipped cream makes this very sinful and completely worth it. I did have issues making the caramel and I threw the first batch away. I thought it was boiling a little too hard, so I reduced the heat to low for a slower boil. What happened was the water evaporated and the sugar crystallized. On the second try, I kept it at a higher heat as the instructions say, and it came out perfect. The other issue I had was the baking time. My oven temperature is dead on, and I followed the baking time, but I had to add 15 minutes to the time to get it to set up like it was supposed to. I have a feeling that the increased bake time was because I used the tinfoil around my pan, just in case it leaked. I think this may have added an extra layer of insulation. I wouldn't do that again, I would just make sure my pan didn't leak. I had prebaked my crust, but I think this wasn't necessary and I wouldn't do that again. Overall a great recipe and I'm sure I will be making it again. It isn't that hard of a recipe if you don't over-think it like I did.

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Reviewed On: May 10, 2015
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