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I love to cook and entertain. Of course, the main part of entertaining is sharing good food with good freinds. I'm also a recipe and cookbook junkie. I don't think there's any real help for cooking junkies, hence, here I am checking out your recipes.    In addition to cooking, I love photography so BigOven keeps me in tune with both of my hobbies.   

I've started a food blog and having fun with that.  It includes many of the recipes that I've added here.  Hope you visit sometime.  www.kcinaz.me is the site.

Love grilling most anything, especially steaks, chicken, lamb and seafood.  I cook with a gas stove, gas indoor grill and for outdoor cooking have a gas grill and seperate electric smoker.  I have been having fun experimenting with different types of appetizers.  I was challenged early in life to learn how to cook.  My mother was teaching me how to make fried chicken and I accidentally rolled the chicken in powdered sugar instead of flour.  I think I was 15 or 16 at the time.  This lesson taught me to experiment with cooking and not to get too upset when something doesn't turn out great the first time. Usually a little adaptation will make it work.

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Come visit my new Recipe Blog KCinAZ at http://kcinaz.wordpress.com/

2 years ago    KCinAZ

Just added one of my favorites; Roast Beef Tenderloin. Could be done on grill as well. May add that recipe later. Would just change the cooking method not the seasoning.

2 years ago    KCinAZ

One of my favorite cooking guides is "Timing is Everything" by Jack Piccolo. Anytime I dont have a specific recipe direction on cook time, oven temp, etc I refer to this book and it has never failed me.

2 years ago    KCinAZ

Started adding some of my staple and family recipes from my computer.

2 years ago    KCinAZ

I absolutely love BigOven. My recipes go everywhere with me whether it's on my phone, at the cabin or anywhere on vacation.

2 years ago    KCinAZ

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