SoupLOVA Profile - (10128281)

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Living In: Buffalo, New York, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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  • Simple Scones
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    By: USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
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me and my hubby!
About this Cook
I live in Buffalo with my husband, son and our Min-Pin, Mila. I absolutley love to cook and entertain- I love preparing big meals for my family and friends. After a long day at work, cooking is a form of therapy and stress relief for me (that and a nice big glass of wine!!) My husband is the master of the grill - so we enjoy trying out new recipes together and working as a team to create some pretty yummy meals!
My favorite things to cook
As soon as the weather turns cold, my favorite things to make are homemade soups and stews! I love the way the house smells and I love how a big bowl of soup can just warm even the chilliest Buffalo nights! I also LOVE cooking for the holidays- we have Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve at our house every year- I make many of the traditional recipes I learned from my grandmother, but always throw in a few new things of my own!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every night we sat down as a family and had our dinner- This is something that my family and I now do every night. It not only makes dinner special, but gives us an opportunity to unwind, have a glass of wine, and enjoy eachothers company!
My cooking triumphs
Anytime my cooking brings our family and friends together, the first time I perfected my grandmother's roast beef recipe, When I realized that my husband wasn't a picky eater and would try pretty much anything, Anytime my father tastes something I've made and says that it tastes like his mother's cooking (my grandmother was an amazing cook!)
My cooking tragedies
I am a great cook, but not the best baker! I swear, its because I hate to measure things. Whenever I try to bake something from scratch, it never turns out quite right! I'm working on it...
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Amazing! I made as directed and they turned out perfect! I plan on making them for my annual Christmas cookie exchange this year!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2009
Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
Excellent Holiday cookie recipe! Everyone loved these and they were so easy to make! I followed the recipe exactly and didn't run into any of the problems that other reviewers experienced with flattening and the filling running out. I will definitley make these again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2009
Spinach and Feta Pita Bake
Amazing! You can make this with so many different veggie combinations - I recently made these as an appetizer for a gathering- rave reviews! I used a creamy israeli feta cheese- very good! This recipe is so easy and yummy- I will be making again and again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 12, 2009

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