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paola g

paola g
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Living In: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Healthy
Hobbies: Walking, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm married and the mother of a 4 year old boy with another on the way any day now! I work part time in the family electronics business. My hobbies are cooking, drawing, painting and walking my dog, Pokey, who is a terrier mix.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking everything italian. My family is from northern italy so I've been trying out more traditional northern dishes like polenta and fritelle. I mostly stick to italian, a lot of pasta dishes, seafood, etc. I have experimented a little with Thai cooking, but have not been that successful! I would like to try it again... and get some use out of the wok i bought!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas eve my father always makes these incredible sandwiches with all sorts of unusual ingredients like calamari, headcheese, and marinated eggplant... sounds strange but they are amazing. Christmas day we always have zabaglione, an italian sort of mousse, which is wonderful! Lately I've been making tiramisu as well, sort of starting my own tradition!
My cooking triumphs
Well my first Tiramisu I ever made remains my best and I can't ever seem to get it quite as good! I also make a mean spaghetti sauce that pleases everyone, even my picky in-laws!
My cooking tragedies
Well the whole thai thing, and overcooking capellini pasta to the point that it had just become an entire ball of mush!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Happy Birthday Cake
I made this at the last minute tonight as a surprise for my husband's birthday and it turned out great!!! I actually cut the recipe in half to make one medium sized cake and I still had to bake it for a good 35 minutes, but in the end it was perfect, light but moist... I topped it with a simple buttercream icing and end result=hubby ate 3 pieces :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2009
Juicy Roasted Chicken
Only change I made was to substitute the margarine with half butter and half garlic butter... amazing... soooo incredibly moist and so unbelievably easy. Thanks!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2008
Banana Muffins II
Perfect muffins... I followed the recipe exactly except that I used brown sugar instead of white and these turned out just right, moist, flavorful, delicious!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2008

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