thedish28 Profile - (10499732)

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Home Town: Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA
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Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My entire family is pretty good in the kitchen, my grandfather started cooking in the service and to this day still cooks everyday. My Nana is the queen of the family favorites...stuffed peppers, swiss steak, etc. My mom is just like me, willing to try anything and also able to make a meal out of just about anything. I work all day in an office and tend bar on Friday nights, so quick and easy is my thing. I also do part time catering for family and friends, which I love.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook everything, however meditteranean, italian, and mexican are my favorites....not so good with the baking though.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I hosted my first thanksgiving last year and it was the best! My turkey looked like it was something that came out of a magazine spread. I guess my favorite family tradition is me and my mom in the kithcen on Thanksgiving morning before everyone else is there, having a mimosa while we put the turkey in the oven. She even came to MY house last year to have our drink, and get the bird on :)
My cooking triumphs
Probably that first Thanksgiving turkey, phew!!!
My cooking tragedies
Making a birthday cake for my fiancee...the cake totally cracked in half and I had his whole family about to descend. So I just filled the crack in with sliced bananas and whipped cream and called it banana "split" cake. No one bought it, but there were NO leftovers.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Cornbread Casserole
really easy and delicious...I used fresh jalapenos and chopped black olives mixed in some chipotle cheddar and then used more for the top, awesome!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2008
Caramel Apple Eclair Cake
This was a huge hit at my family's harvest nite! I used apple pie filling cause I was feeling lazy, I also used reg. grahams. I let it set for about 16hrs and that was plenty. The texture was surprisingly thicker than I would have thought and really tasty! I also used marzetti's caramel dip to pipe all over the top in a nice thick layer and that sent it over the top!

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2008
German Rouladen
This was really good. It tastes just like the rouladen we get at our local german restaurant! the only changes I made was I used bracciola instead of the flank steak. I am going to do these in the crock pot from now on. To good to only eat on the weekend.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2008
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