Christina Profile - (10416666)


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Living In: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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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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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About this Cook
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!
Recipe Reviews 1627 reviews
Sriracha Roasted Chicken
AWESOME!!!!!! Super spicy, a little sweet and a HUGE hit with my guys! I marinated mine for the full 24 hrs. My little guy suggested trying this with chicken wings, so I can't wait to try it like that. I did remove the skin from the chicken thighs, just to make it a bit healthier, and that worked wonderfully. It took about 45 mins. total for the chicken to be done. Hubby wants me to make a jar of the sauce for him to take to work, lol, that's how much he loved it! The recipe didn't specify what to do with the limes and cilantro, so I just assumed to put them on before serving. I also drizzled mine w/ a bit of honey to cut the heat a bit (I like spicy, but not too spicy) was delicious w/ that addition. This is a definite keeper~YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2014
Tami's Red Sauce: Bolognese Tomato Sauce with Ground Beef
Simple and delicious! I did not use the amounts of basil and oregano called for per personal preference, I just used them to taste I used dried herbs). I wouldn't call this a 'Bolognese', exactly, but more of a meat sauce. Either way, it was a BIG hit with the family, and something I will def be making again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2014
Sweet and Sour Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin
Tasty and a nice change from the usual ways I prepare pork tenderloin! I rubbed the spices on the night before and they really did infuse the pork w/ great flavor. We really enjoyed all the flavors going on in this. I served it w/ sauerkraut (that I baked in the dish w/ the pork) and mashed potatoes. I would def make this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2014
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