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Kitchen Commander

Kitchen Commander
Home Town: Born/Raised - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Living In: Reno, Nevada, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Proudly retired US Army, hence the name Kitchen Commander. Very sucessful B2B sales consultant. Sales manager & good friend likes to refer to me as his platoon sergeant because of my common sense solutions and candor in speaking with people. Very happily married to my wife of 28 years. Outstanding son who is music director for Dayton High School in Dayton, Nevada. Have a very blessed life and am grateful for it.
My favorite things to cook
A lot of recipes that use bacon and onions. Bourbon cream sauce that I use on a variety of different meats. Rubbed Ribeye steaks. Marinated Ribeye steaks. Slow cooked baby back ribs that fall off the bone. Gourmet burgers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sunday has been my cooking day for the family for several years now. It's the day I try new things. No one is ever disappointed.
My cooking triumphs
I created a recipe from scratch for twice baked potatoes. Everyone that's ever had them loves them. I don't measure the ingredients so I haven't posted it on here yet. I've got another recipe for a marinate that I love but I can't take full credit for. It's 1 bottle of Black Butte Porter beer, and equal amount of teriaki sauce and cajon seasoning. Marinate any beef in it for 24 hours and enjoy something great. My most recent and greatest creation thus far was done by studying seveal Carbonara recipes for ingredients and procedure. I used different ingredients from the various recipes, my own quantities and some ingredients on my own. I've done it for the family several times and for a few dinner party's. It got rave reviews from everyone. I submitted the recipe to for posting but it's yet to be posted. I hope one day it will be posted, because it's absolutely delicious.
My cooking tragedies
To many to list. But none lately. I guess the worst ones are cooking on the grill and not paying close enough attention and coming back to find a flaming inferno of charred meat. Doesn't happen anymore. Got a new higher end grill and I use a timer if I need to step away from the grill so I don't loose track of the time.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Peppered Shrimp Alfredo
This was outstanding! I think it would have been excellent even without changes, but I did make some slight changes. I used a little more shrimp than a pound. Instead of cayenne pepper I added smoked paprika. I also added about a 1/2 cup of chardonnay to the veggie mix as it was cooking. My wife was blown away at how good it was. I think the next time I will add some chopped spinach and some bacon crumbles to give it more of a carbonara flavor.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2013
Wiener Schnitzel
My grocer didn't carry veal, so I used some nice pork loins. Pounded them out nice and thin and they came out excellent. Almost as good as the best I ever had in Germany. Son and his girlfriend gave them an A+. Part of that, no doubt to my incredible skillls as a chef.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2009
German Potato Pancakes
Made if just as the recipe called for. I noticed that using fresh yukon gold potatoes, the mix was a little wet. I put the potatoes in a colander over another bowl pot so they could drain. They came out perfect. I was making all german for the family this evening and these were as authentic as any I ever had in Germany when I lived there for 9 years.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2009
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