nmnative's Cooking Page | BigOven
  • Joined December, 2011
  • Intermediate Home Cook
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A life long native of New Mexico. I'm just an ordinary guy trying to feed his family. I love food, cooking it, shopping for it, learning about it and, of course, eating it! I don't cook elaborate meals. Rather, I cook meals that are simple, use common ingredients, and result in delicious food! I also love watching my family and occasional guests enjoy what I make for them. Love to grill and barbecue. Big fan of Southwestern and Tex-Mex dihes. Enjoy pretty much any authentic Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban and in general Caribbean foods. Have been trying my hand at some Cajun and Creole dishes as of late.

My Most Recent Ratings

Chicken-Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Chicken-Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Great recipe. By far, the best chicken-fried steak I have ever made! I can't wait to make it again. — sgrishka 2/14/2012
Aunt Evelyn's Meatloaf

Aunt Evelyn's Meatloaf

This version of meatloaf was very good especially the glaze. I thought the glaze was excellent. My family really liked the meatloaf but for me it was very tasty but just not my style. I guess I'm just a meatloaf purist who does not care for cheese in his meatloaf. — sgrishka 1/21/2012
Grandma's Meatloaf

Grandma's Meatloaf

This is a great recipe for a great meatloaf. My family loves it. I also tried it using 93% lean ground beef but it came out a little denser or drier than I liked. I will stick with 85% lean chuck or maybe use 93% but replace part of it with some ground pork. It is a crowd pleaser as written. — sgrishka 1/21/2012
Southern Spoonbread

Southern Spoonbread

Very tasty and super easy side dish. I have made it a number of times and have also used buttermilk. Both ways have turned out great. — sgrishka 1/21/2012
Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Very simple very fast but a great banana bread with delicious taste. — sgrishka 1/21/2012
Robyne's Sweet Potato Cornbread

Robyne's Sweet Potato Cornbread

Awesome recipe to use up some left over baked sweet potatoes. This was probably one of the best tasting variations of cornbread I've tried in a long time. The proportion of flour to cornmeal suited our taste. The pumpkin and cinnamon added a new and delicious flavor dimension to the classic cornbread taste. Keeper! — Henrymiles 1/14/2012
Pineapple Upside-Down Biscuits

Pineapple Upside-Down Biscuits

A great recipe idea for the little ones! These were easy to make, for me and the kids :-) and an added benefit was that they actually tasted pretty good considering they are made with canned biscuits. — smobrien 1/14/2012
Malted Milk Chip Cookies

Malted Milk Chip Cookies

Fantastic cookies! I loved the flavor from the malted milk balls. — smobrien 1/14/2012
Walnut Cookies

Walnut Cookies

These were awesome! I made them for my moms. She loved them, our family loved them, and I loved them too! My moms loves her sweets, especially cookies, and pretty much anything with walnuts or real maple. I found this recipe and realized that with a couple simple changes, it would satisfy all of moms loves. To get some maple into the recipe, I replaced half the granular sugar in the filling with pure maple sugar. I also added some maple sugar to the icing. Again, these were awesome! — sgrishka 1/14/2012
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Chocolate Chips and Toffee Sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Chocolate Chips and Toffee Sauce

It is delicious and surprisingly easy to make. This will definitely be a favorite. — vogelap 1/14/2012
Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak

Great tasting and great instructions. Using local grass-fed beef, I've grilled this twice as stated and two more times using the grilling instructions but changed up the marinade using a Southwestern marinade one time and a Caribbean marinade the other. All four times the steaks turned out perfect, having a tender texture with just a bit of chew and amazing beefy flavor! Everyone I served it to raved how good it was and wanted the recipe. Leftovers made great tacos. — sgrishka 12/30/2011

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