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Doug DeFrees
Worked at IBM Research Almaden
Attended University of California, Irvine
Lives in San Jose, CA
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Notes: May 2016
1 May 2016 "Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers" Recipe from August 2012  Cook's Country I like onions and I like burgers and I like them together so this recipe seemed worth trying. Onions are cut up, salted and squeezed to remove water, then pressed into a hambu...
1 May 2016 "Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers" Recipe from August 2012 Cook's Country I like onions and I like burgers and I like them together so this recipe seemed worth trying. Onions are cut up, salted and squeezed to remo...
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Notes: March 2016
13 March 2016 "All American Beef Stew" Recipe from Serious Eats I tried a new recipe for beef stew, this one from the Serious Eats  blog.  I didn't note how much time I spent cooking it, but between the stew and the pie (below) and the relaxing I killed a w...
13 March 2016 "All American Beef Stew" Recipe from Serious Eats I tried a new recipe for beef stew, this one from the Serious Eats blog. I didn't note how much time I spent cooking it, but between the stew and the pie (b...
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Notes: January 2016
10 January 2016  "Traditional French Cassoulet" Recipe from Serious Eats . Looking back, this is the fourth cassoulet recipe that I've tried. I can's say that any would be a favorite, partly because I can't remember the various versions very well and it has...
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Notes: Easy Sandwich Bread
3 September 2015 Prep I have posted twice about making sandwich bread (a white loaf using a King Arthur recipe and a whole wheat loaf with a recipe from America's Test Kitchen) but not with this recipe which was published last year in Cook's Illustrated as ...
3 September 2015 Prep I have posted twice about making sandwich bread (a white loaf using a King Arthur recipe and a whole wheat loaf with a recipe from America's Test Kitchen) but not with this recipe which was published ...
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Notes: Barbecued Beef Brisket and Sourdough No-knead Bread
23 August 2015 Prep I have made and written about barbecued brisket and sourdough no-knead bread each several times before. Bread With an eye towards modifying this recipe by adding more starter, here are the ingredients I used 15 ounces bread flour ¼ teasp...
23 August 2015 Prep I have made and written about barbecued brisket and sourdough no-knead bread each several times before. Bread With an eye towards modifying this recipe by adding more starter, here are the ingredients...
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Notes: Broiled Pork Tenderloin with Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Salsa
  26 July 2015 Prep  Recipes from the September/October Cook's Illustrated magazine Broiled Pork Tenderloin for Two Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Salsa for Two This was a relatively quick Sunday dinner, it took about an hour to prepare everything. The recipe f...
 26 July 2015 Prep  Recipes from the September/October Cook's Illustrated magazine Broiled Pork Tenderloin for Two Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Salsa for Two This was a relatively quick Sunday dinner, it took about an ho...
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Notes: April 2016
10 April 2016 "Sunday Supper: Sloppy Joes" Recipe from Serious Eats I am trying another Sloppy Joe recipe, one of many that I have tried and blogged about. My favorite is still the family recipe from my Aunt Peg. This one is similar in its simplicity to tha...
10 April 2016 "Sunday Supper: Sloppy Joes" Recipe from Serious Eats I am trying another Sloppy Joe recipe, one of many that I have tried and blogged about. My favorite is still the family recipe from my Aunt Peg. This o...
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Notes: February 2016
14 February 2016 "Chicken Marsala a la Ryan's Cafe" Recipe from Food Wishes This is one of Diane's favorite dishes, along with Steak Diane, and so appropriate for Valentine's Day. I have made it before but not using this recipe which is an old one from Chef...
14 February 2016 "Chicken Marsala a la Ryan's Cafe" Recipe from Food Wishes This is one of Diane's favorite dishes, along with Steak Diane, and so appropriate for Valentine's Day. I have made it before but not using thi...
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Notes: 100% Whole Wheat Pancakes
6 September 2015 Prep The pancake recipe is from the July/August 2015 Cook's Illustrated. The pancakes were created quickly: whisk together the dry ingredients, whisk together the wet ingredients, add the wet to the dry and whisk some more. Unlike pancakes ...
6 September 2015 Prep The pancake recipe is from the July/August 2015 Cook's Illustrated. The pancakes were created quickly: whisk together the dry ingredients, whisk together the wet ingredients, add the wet to the dry an...
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Notes: T-bone steak
30 August 2015 Prep Serious Eats (an on-line cooking resource) published an article on The Four High End Steaks You Should Know : rib eye, strip, tenderloin, and t-bone. Doing
some reading, t-bone is harder to cook than the others because of the
bone, odd...
30 August 2015 Prep Serious Eats (an on-line cooking resource) published an article on The Four High End Steaks You Should Know: rib eye, strip, tenderloin, and t-bone. Doing some reading, t-bone is harder to cook than the...
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Notes: Shortcake
  26 January 2015   Prep A video recipe from Chef John at Food Wishes. The video recipe does not include instructions, so I cobbled some together below. One of the appealing attributes of this recipe is how easy it is. I don't know if this is normal for sho...
 26 January 2015  Prep A video recipe from Chef John at Food Wishes. The video recipe does not include instructions, so I cobbled some together below. One of the appealing attributes of this recipe is how easy it is. I do...
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Notes: Smoky Pulled Pork
  12 July 2015     Prep I made this last August and wrote about it in a blog post describing the smoking process in more detail. I started around 2 PM except for applying a dry rub to the meat the previous evening. I bought "Pork shoulder blade roast bonele...
 12 July 2015     Prep I made this last August and wrote about it in a blog post describing the smoking process in more detail. I started around 2 PM except for applying a dry rub to the meat the previous evening. I bough...
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  • IBM Research Almaden
    Research Software Engineer, 1989 - 2013
  • Molecular Research Institute
    Research Scientist, 1980 - 1989
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Doug and his wife, Diane, are live in San Jose CA. Doug has always enjoyed cooking and for several years has taken responsibility for cooking Sunday dinner. He is just a home cook who enjoys eating and has gotten good at following recipes. His wife, who fixes dinner the rest of the week, enjoys having the leftovers to use when creating weeknight meals.
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  • University of California, Irvine
    Chemistry, 1974 - 1978
  • Clarkson University
    Chemistry, 1970 - 1974
  • Chittenango Central Schools
    1957 - 1970
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