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Home Town: New York, USA
Living In: Florida, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Knitting, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I have been interested in cooking since I was very young. Not really a baker, I loved to cook food. Now though I am interested in more baking of desserts. I can make a really good cheesecake, a chocolate custard pie from scratch. [The crust is dark chocolate]. And a very good apple pie {more on that later!
My favorite things to cook
anything that my husband and family loves to eat! I just love the looks on their faces and the yum sounds!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Clambakes,Mom's cherry-go-rounds, great tomato sauce, my aunts meatballs, and BBQs with friends and family that went on for days.
My cooking triumphs
It took me 8 years to make an apple pie that I was satisfied with. The best thing ever invented was the food processor! My husband just adores apple pie with an all butter crust so cutting in all that near frozen butter was a challenge. To my husbands credit he ate every single pie I made and said it was wonderful, thanking me for the effort. I just love him!
My cooking tragedies
1. a gourmet calves liver recipe from the Galloping Gourmet. Even the cat threw up! 2.many pounds of tender pork chops I managed to overcook right into nails. 3. While draining 2 lbs of cooked linguine I missed the pot and the kitchen floor was covered in linguine. I was covered in tears. LOL
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Slow Cooker Tender and Yummy Round Steak
Pretty good flavor however I followed the recipe and then instead of mushroom soup combined the dry onion soup with a large can of crushed tomatoes in puree. My personal favorite is Redpack tomatoes. I also crushed and then coarsely chopped 5 cloves of garlic and added basil and thyme. 30 min before end of cooking I added 1/2 cup of red wine. Overall it reduces the sodium content and using bottom round steaks allows for some savings with great flavor. My husband could not get enough! Hope this is useful.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 6, 2009
Chicken with Asparagus and Roasted Red Peppers
This recipe has very good flavor and as others have suggested, the balsamic vinegar is essential. I added both more of the vinegar and approx 5 cloves of garlic smashed and chopped. I also had 2 lbs of chicken breast. One suggestion though, when sauteing the chicken in the broth not only add more broth but 1/2 the cooking time or your chicken will be tough. It is a husband pleaser, quick,{especially if you cut up the veggie ingredients ahead of time}, and I will definitely try this again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2009
Italian-Style Swiss Chard
I grew up eating Italian greens all time and this was delicious! One thing I did differently was to increase the blanching water to 3 cups and being aware that a bunch of swiss chard may not be the same everywhere I kept the salt to 11/2 tsp.I also added diced tomatoes and drained and rinsed cannelini beans. I also increased the garlic. It's a terrific side dish or you can make a meal by adding pasta cooked in the water used to blanch the chard. Great flavor and vitamins!

128 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2009
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