Just love food...

  • Location: Denver
  • Favorite foods: Seafood ( it's tough being landlocked in Denver )
  • Last bite on earth: Crawfish etouffee!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Mixed with Ranch dressing!!!

William-Sonoma gift card.

carmason... Thanks... I'll be sure to pick up about 20 of them...

A question of online tipping etiquette

@jjedd63 - I think you are 100% correct!!!

Is stainless steel cookware oven safe?

SS is absolutely safe for the oven.
I sear meats in my All Clad Pots & Pans and transfer them from the stove top to the oven all the time with no problems at all.

Treating a new cutting board?

I have a Cutting Board Gallery (formerly Ozark West) Walnut, end grain board, and I use mineral oil on it once a month.
After I have let the mineral oil set for about 15 minutes, I wipe off the excess, then apply a wood conditioner, let that set for another 15 minutes, then wipe off with a clean paper towell.
After you have done this process, your board will be well conditioned, and fast as lightning...
Here is a link for the wood conditioner.

Paula Deen's Diabetes Reveal

I do enjoy watching her show... However, after watching how whe cooks, its no big suprise...

What to do with a Ham Bone? (From a real ham, not the cute dog)

Great White Northern's!!!!

The Best Basic Guacamole

Could use some garlic...

What Foods Have Been Ruined?

My wife will no longer eat Chili Cheese Fritos because she swears one time she found a cricket leg in a bag...
I on the other had will still down half a bag in one sitting...

Large Wood Cutting Boards??

I love my Ozark West board. Its an end grain Black Walnut board, that I've had for about 4 years now. I had a Boos board, but had to return it two weeks after I got it (it split).

How many do you have, and what spices can you not be without?

Must always have, Garlic powder, Onion powder, Curry powder, Cumin and Penzy's taco seasoning!!!!

How do you like your eggs?

Poached so soft I can consume them through a straw!!! Mmmmmm!!!!!!

Pizza Dough for three pies.

Great!!! Thanks for the tips/links!!!!
I shall make the dough tomorrow, for pizza on Saturday!!!

How do you take your coffee?

@redfish... I second that!!!!!

Recommendations for Denver or Boulder, CO

Syrup, in Cherry Creek is also a good place to get a delicious breakfast, or an open faced burger for lunch.

Grill pan vs skillet

I use my cast iron pan for most anything and most everything. Spaghetti sauce, to T-Bones, potato pancakes, to corn bread. It is my workhorse in my kitchen. My grill pan...... Not so much.........

Do you like buffets...really?

I tend to stay away from buffets. For some reason I feel I have to eat till I cant move...


I own 4 Shun knives (3 Shun Classic & 1 Ken Onion) and 1 Wusthof knife.
I have to say I wasted $200.00 on the Ken Onion Multi Chef's knife. It was an impulse buy, and I rarely use it. Now for my Shun Classic's... I use them almost daily. They feel great in my hand, and they are scary sharp!!!
I also love my 6" Wusthof Chef's knife.
As with any high end knives, if you take care of them (NO DISHWASHER), they will last a lifetime.

Paula Dean or Rachel Ray?

Paula!!! RR gets on my last nerve!!!!!!!!

Your last $100.00 What food would you buy?

50 lbs. of BACON!!!!!

Which Gas Range!!!

We bought a GE Profile Dual Fuel double oven a little over a year ago.
We LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!

Worst cooking related chore?

@bitchinfixins, the way I clean my wood cutting board after cutting up a bunch of onions, garlic, etc... I sprinkle the board with a healthy ammount of coarse salt, then scrub the board with a half of a lemon.
Works really good!!!

Too Much Parsley - What to Make??

Make Mauldashers.

Shameful snackage

Alright... I'm not that weird, I promise. My shameful snack is as follows.
1 Hot Dog bun slathered with a healthy ammount of Mayo.
2 - 3 Slices of well done bacon
1 Hand full of Nacho Cheese Doritos
Lay bacon strips on Mayo slathered hot dog bun then evenly stack doritos on top of bacon, close hot dog bun and firmly press to break up Doritos.

Talking Snackage

Also try the thin bagles with light cream cheese. Great breakfast and only about 160 calories (depending on how mych cream cheese you shmear on). :)

Heading to Jamaica

Leaving for Jamaica in a couple of days. We are staying at a resort in Rose Hall, however we plan on going into town for at least one afternoon. Are there any indigenous foods I should make a point of trying?

William-Sonoma gift card.

For Christmas I got $175.00 worth of William-Sonoma gift cards.
I already have a few pieces of All Clad pots and pans, and I have several Wusthuf and Shun knives.
I am having a difficult time deciding on what to add to my kitchen...
Any suggestions?

Pizza Dough for three pies.

I should probably apologize in advance, since I'm sure this topic has been covered before...
Can anyone offer a pizza dough recipe that is not too difficult???
I am planning on making three pies, and would love to get a recipe that has the US measurements for three batches of dough.

Having a Fajita craving!!!

I've got a serious hankering for some authentic homemade Fajitas. Only one problem.... Ive never made them... Should I grill, or cook in cast iron??? Should I marinade, or dry rub???
Can anyone help???

Cold in Denver

It is bitter cold here in Denver, and I've got a hankering for some good Green Chili to warm my bones.
Only one problem... I dont have a very good recipe...
Can anyone help???

Pitiful Pot Roast...

I will be the first to admit that I'm not the best cook, however, I thoroughly enjoy cooking and will attempt to cook almost anything. I have tried to cook pot roast 5 times and it never comes out worth a darn. I've seared it, then put it in the oven, cooked it in a bag, crokpot and in a pot on the stovetop, and it always comes out dry... What the heck am I doing wrong???

Chopping like a pro...

Can anyone give me some pointers on how to chop like a pro?
I have the high end knives (Shun & Wusthof) and the high end cutting board (Ozark West). But for some reason even after I purchased the tools, the talent has yet to show up...