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KoalaFace


KoalaFace
 
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Living In: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Italian-Style Round Steak
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love making sauces, soups, and marinades. I love really bold flavors, but I hate cooks that think cilantro is the best addition to every dish.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a family filled with amazing home-style cooks. My mother and grandmother opened a catering business before I was born, and I have grown up in the business. I was mostly taught by my grandmother, with her "down on the farm" type foods she would have prepared for her siblings during the Great Depression. Just good, homemade food. Everyone in Toledo knows about "Ida's chicken," our secret family recipe that is our company's claim to fame.
My cooking triumphs
Rumor has it I may some pretty awesome stuffed shells. And if you are a fan of bacon, try my bacon, cheese and asparagus stuffed chicken breasts, fried in bacon fat and topped with bacon for that triple bacon goodness!
My cooking tragedies
Alright, I admit me. My pancakes suck. I cannot for the life of me make a great pancake. Good sometimes, alright more often, and on one occasion was only slightly more palatable than cardboard.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Strawberry Bread
I made a dozen muffins and one loaf with my first batch and they were fabulous! I omitted the nuts (mainly because I forgot I used the end of my supply making coffee cake!), but I can only imagine it would make this recipe better. I will definitely be making these again in a large quantity for freezing when I see strawberries cheap! 5 stars for great taste and as easy as you can get for a wonderful bread/muffin recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2008
Cabbage Patch Soup
I give this recipe 4 stars as is but it has 5 star potential. I used homemade chicken stock instead of canned broth and 3 strips real bacon instead of bacon bits. I then sauteed the vegetables in a bit of bacon fat to really sear in that flavor. This is by far one of the bests batches of soup I have ever made!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2008
Broccoli Beef I
This was pretty good but i didn't think the sauce was quite right. I little bland and not thick enough for my tastes. I tried adding a bit of flour to the juices the thicken it a bit, which helped, but the texture was still off. Great flavor though

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2008
 
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