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Jun. 2, 2014 10:49 am 
Updated: Jun. 3, 2014 5:21 pm
With the summer months FINALLY here (YAY!), it's nice to find delicious, easy recipes for the grill. This month's sponsor is Reynolds brand, and they've come up with some really awesome grilling recipes that will keep your kitchen cool and you looking like a rock star! I tried two recipes (so… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 5, 2014 9:52 am 
Updated: Mar. 8, 2014 6:55 am
Heart disease runs in both my mother's side of the family and mu husband's side of the family. Sadly, we have lost many family members to the horrible disease. My mom was diagnosed with congenital heart failure 11 years ago, and had a difibulator/pace maker put in 3 years ago. Hubby had a… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 16, 2013 11:22 am 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2013 4:00 am
Ore-Ida products have always been a staple product for my family for as far back as I can remember, and they still are today! Their wide array of products are not only convenient, but they are actuall delicious, which is a big plus when we try to spend our money wisely, but we are still… MORE
 
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YUM, gotta love breakfast for dinner!
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Oct. 16, 2013 10:56 am 
Updated: Oct. 16, 2013 5:42 pm
We are a family that LOVES sausage! In fact, my mom, dad and I just got done making our own, so this month's Allstar challenge was right up my alley. The first recipe I made was 'Spicy Sausage Pasta Alfredo': http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spicy-Sausage-Pasta-Alfredo/Detail.aspx. This couldn't… MORE
 
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Sep. 25, 2013 9:11 am 
Updated: Sep. 30, 2013 4:04 am
One of the Ambassador challenges this month was with Butterball and consisted of having what was called 'Turkey Tuesday', so for the past 4 weeks, myself and my family were 'Turketarians'. We do eat turkey regularly, so this was easy for us. I chose my recipes, patiently waited for Tuesday,… MORE
 
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Sep. 8, 2013 2:29 pm 
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013 3:04 pm
This month's ambassador activities included something totally different (and totally scary, lol) for me...cooking with bison! Though I WAS scared, I was also very excited to try something new. I chose to make 'Bison Souvlaki… MORE
 
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Aug. 23, 2013 10:01 am 
Updated: Aug. 25, 2013 5:04 pm
I am a BIG fan of beef, particularly ground beef, as we basically grew up on it...I swear I could eat burgers everyday! The great thing about beef is that now days it comes in so many varities that it can fit into everybody's diet and price range. I made two recipes this month sponsored by… MORE
 
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Aug. 11, 2013 4:58 pm 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2013 11:14 am
I was very excited to find out that one of this month's Ambassador assignments was to prepare recipes using Goya products. Those chosen, recieved a box in the mail loaded with all sorts of Goya produts (I swear I was like a kid in the candy store oo-ing and ahh-ing at all of the goodies),… MORE
 
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May 23, 2013 7:11 am 
Updated: May 26, 2013 10:28 am
My love of cooking started at a very young age. If it’s even possible, I like to think that I was born with it. From as far back as I can remember, I was always at my mother’s feet, watching what she was doing, or helping my dad make one of his ‘famous’ soups. I was one of the lucky ones…I… MORE
Rice Balls alla Christina
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Apr. 22, 2013 6:52 am 
Updated: May 22, 2013 10:37 am
Saturday night is the designated 'dip night' in our house. We all look forward to it every week and the guys like to decide what we will have and what we will be watching. We set out a blanket, all gather on it, and enjoy whatever we decided on for that night. We joke that now that the girls… MORE
Margarita/appy/dip night
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Christina

Member Since
May 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Walking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
Hi Everyone! My name is Christina and I live in Pittsburgh (born and raised here) with my husband, Jim (we have been married for 11 years), my son Gabriel (he is 7), and our twin baby girls born June 22, 2011, Abby and Ally. I love cooking and sharing recipes and have a pretty extensive cookbook/recipe collection. I think my love of cooking comes from my mom and dad. We are definately a family that loves to cook (AND EAT!). I also enjoy watching hockey, LET'S GO PENS!, walking, crocheting and doing crafts. I am looking forward to meeting alot of new people here, and sharing tips and ideas.
My favorite things to cook
EVERYTHING! I love trying new things and we are not a picky family, so anything goes!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just cook with love and patience. I am 1/2 Italian and 1/2 Lebanese, so we have tons of family traditions.
My cooking triumphs
When I was maybe 12 years old, I had a dinner party for some close neighbors and I made stuffed shrimp, homemade gnocchi with sauce, salad, homemade croissants and creme caramel for dessert. I was so proud of myself. When I cook and I can see the look of enjoyment on the people I am servings faces, that is a triumph all in itself.
My cooking tragedies
None that I can recall, LOL!
 
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