JChester Profile - Allrecipes.com (19258717)


Home Town: Hampton, Virginia, USA
Living In: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Music
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About this Cook
Born: Oct. 1952. (Do the math.) Occupation: Audio/Video system design & sales. Avocation: Part-time musician (Sax, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Beef Stroganoff, Waffles, Swiss Steak, Chili
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Fresh Mushroom Rice Pilaf
Great dish! ...but let's make this easier! We had fresh mushrooms to use up and I found this recipe. I cooked the onion, peppers & mushrooms as directed, but added 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic (mine was from a jar) from other suggestions. Then, I stirred in the same measurements of water and rice... BUT, I used YELLOW RICE ("Par Excellence with Saffron" from BJs'). I just knew it wouldn't need: salt, pepper, garlic powder, bullion, broth or ANYTHING ELSE! I also knew that I was taking a chance & warned Wifey that she would be a 'test subject' Happy to report that the experiment was successful! The YELLOW RICE filled out ALL of the other flavors beautifully & took out all of the guesswork! This was our main dish and we both loved it! This will be a regular veggie-night dish, for us!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2014
Chef John's Baked Eggs
YUM! I tried this recipe this morning and loved it! I omitted the red and cayenne pepper and the cream, reduced the salt and used jarred sauce (Classico Tomato and Basil) and thought it was still too much spice for an egg dish. I'll probably try crushed tomatoes with basil next time. I baked it for exactly 10 minutes, in the toaster/oven and let them set up, on the counter, while I made my toast and they came out perfect! I wish I'd remembered to buy English muffins... I think they'd be great with this.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2014
Pasta Primavera Sauce
This was great! Like others I sauteed the veggies; minced garlic, carrot, onion, 2x green pepper(didn't have red), zucchini & yellow squash. I also saved the broccoli & fresh basil for the last 10 minutes of simmering, after adding the broth, tomatoes & paste. I did NOT add the bay leaf or sugar & didn't miss them at all! I just eyeball measured all of the dry spices & it came out 'just-right' spicy & well balanced. Served it over Angel-Hair pasta & it worked very well together. Wifey loved it! We have plenty of leftovers, for the week but I WILL be making again! Thank you, April!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2014
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