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Home Town: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Living In: Keaau, Hawaii, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Widower trying to put all the kitchen toys to work! Finding it fun.
My favorite things to cook
I find that baking bread is the favorite thing right now. So simple but very challenging at the same time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom used to make the best homemade candies. If I didn't live in Hawaii, I'd be making some. Humidity is way too high here for that.
My cooking triumphs
Winning best dish award at the last cooking club get together. I made the Alton Brown's Red beans and rice with a big platter of corn muffins from a AR recipe.
My cooking tragedies
Putting way too much anise in a scratch cake my mom let me make when I was about 12 or 13. Just couldn't taste the anise in the batter so I kept adding more!! Should have smelt the house.....
Recipe Reviews 193 reviews
Spanish Flan
Made changes but only because I like a more solid flan. I added 3 yokes, only used 3/4c sugar for the caramel, and baked in a water bath uncovered. This is a very easy and fast recipe to put together (used my blender). The 3 extra yokes made it a very smooth but firm textured desert. Until come across a better recipe, this will be at the top!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2013
Brown Family's Favorite Pumpkin Pie
Made this pie (finally, it's been in my recipe box for over a year!) for Christmas dinner and party at a good friends house today I really like the flavor. I do like traditional pumpkin pie but this is just a little step above. I'll make this one again but will still like the Libby's recipe for a real basic pie! I did double the spice per one reviewer. I doubled the recipe for two big deep dish pies, so when I doubled the spices, I used "rounded" measuring spoons. That worked fine. I also doubled the topping and used it all but about 1/4 cup. There again, when I doubled the topping, it should have been 4TBS of flour but used 8TBS per another review. Cut very cold butter into the flour/spices. I used pecans rather than walnuts just because I like them better! I did not add the nuts to the topping mixture but sprinkled them on top of the topping mixture after it was divided between the two pies. I had chopped 2 cups of pecans but stopped after putting about 1/2 cup on each pie. Just looked like it was more than enough. Again, great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2012
Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast
I've done many pot roasts and many were good tasting, some not so. This recipe put it all together with great tasting gravy (just strained it and added two table spoons of corn starch) and wonderful tender chuck roast. This is the first time I've ever NOT browned the roast prior to putting it into the crock pot and you couldn't tell the difference. Two things different from the recipe. I used two cans Cream of Celery soup (didn't have mushroom) and had some left over red wine (about 3/4c) that I through in. Nine of us for dinner tonight and everybody thought the roast was great.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2012
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