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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Florida, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
Grew up in the kitchen. Learned from all the women in my family, including 2 professional chefs, lucky me! My family is always in the kitchen, making every ethnic food known to man on any and all occasions. Any reason to eat good food! Because of my extensive hands on experience cooking with my family, my friends are always asking me to cook for them. They come running. Really quite funny, cause cooking just comes natural to me!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making homemade pierogis every Christmas with the whole family slathered in flour! And of course the yearly homemade Polish/Italian sausage to accompany the pierogis! And last but not least, the yearly Palmeni's. YUM!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Eggnog Cheesecake III
Just made this for a trial run for Thanksgiving and oh boy is this awesome! Sooooo tasty and yummy! I cheated and used a prepared graham cracker crust instead of using my springform pan, which always leaks! I stuck to the recipe except for giving a few generous shakes of nutmeg instead of a pinch. The ending result is so flavorful, I am very pleased with this recipe. It definitely made the list for Thanksgiving dessert! Thanks Bill :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2010
Simple Country Ribs
This was a great jumping off recipe! I rubbed my ribs with a rib rub, put them in the pot, covered with a bottle of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce (our fav), then covered in apple juice (something about cooking/marinating pork in apple juice, it's the bomb) then boiled for about 35-45 min. Then basted the ribs with a little more BBQ sauce, put em on the grill to get a little crispy on the outside. OMG! Ridiculous. FANTASTIC! I have to make these at least once a week now or I go through withdrawals.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2008
Grilled Peanut Chicken
This was really good. I've made twice now. The first time I thought it was a bit too salty, so I left out some of the soy sauce the 2nd time around. It was perfect. I too found that the sauce was very thick, but I just used some chicken broth to thin it down a little. by doing so, it gives you extra sauce for dipping after cooking. Excellent flavor, extremely easy and really good.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2008

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