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Living In: Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My husband & I retired to Cape Cod in 2001. I love to read cook books & try different dishes. I am limited as my husband is sort of a plan eater. However, he has come a very long way. So if he does not like it, I do not make it again. :) Not a problem!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make the old comfort foods that my grandmothers & mom made. My favorite is Braciolatini, Pizza, Lentil soup, Pasta Sauce, that we used to call Sunday Sauce. I also love appetizers & having appetizer parties. I think that I like whatever I am cooking~I am happiest when I am cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas my mom made her home made Spinach Ravoli. We all loved them so very much. I tried to do them once but they were not like moms. I really do not care to bake any longer however, I still make some of the Christmas cookies mom use to do. Can't disappoint our grandchildren & children.
My cooking triumphs
Trying new dishes & they come out great.
My cooking tragedies
Many year ago, right after we were married I had Christmas Day dinner for the whole family. Mom made her Spinach Ravioli & I did the Christmas sauce. I ran out of fridge space so put the sauce on the back porch. At dinner one of the family members said the meatballs were green. We had to trash every thing. Ravioli, Eggplant Parm. EVERY THING....:( I am still reminded every now & then about that Christmas. I certainly will never forget.
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Fluffy Pancakes
For my 49 years of marriage I have used box mixes. Then one day I was browsing in Allrecipe as I do often. I saw this recipe & decided to try it. Well I made it & my husband & I both loved them. Then he wanted them again the next day....needless to say I have made this recipe 4 times in 2 weeks. They are light, fluffy, tasty & so delicious. I just cleaned out a cabinet tossing all my box mixes. These are so great & simple to make. I followed the direction right according to recipe. you are my best friend. So many great recipes. Keep them coming. Happy Cooking to all...Nana

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Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2013
Tzatziki Sauce
It is funny how ones taste changes. There was a time I would never eat this. I have been making it every now & then for lunch. It is so refreshing & satisfying. I am doing Weight Watchers & this fits in to the program so nicely. Thank you again Allrecipe. Nana

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Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2010
Apple Pecan Cobbler
I just made this for a company dessert for tomorrow night. However, my husband & I tested a small bit of it with vanella ice cream. It was just soooo good. I did cut back on the sugar to a little less the 1/2 cup & added more cinnamon. Also I cut back the sugar to 3/4 cup in the mix. I used granny apples. I may try adding some raisens or fresh cranberries the next time. Hubby & I decided that this was a fine dessert for company. :) It was so good. Thank you again Allrecipe. Happy Cooking.... Nana

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Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2010
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