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Home Town: Butler, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Florence and husband Mike
About this Cook
I am happily married and made the big move from NJ to Alabama. Luckily I am not working yet which has given me time to adjust to everything else in married life including cooking. Unfortunately we have a small kitchen so I constantly have to clean up while preparing meals so I can have the counter space. My husband has been patient during these changes. He prefers a basic simple meal, especially Greek food while I like to try new recipes. I miss New York restaurants but the fresh seafood in the Gulf Coast is great.
My favorite things to cook
From this site, my favorite things to cook are stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, coconut shrimp and banana bread. Although I have a shelf full of cookbooks, Allrecipes is sooooo much more useful.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a fantastic cook and loves to host. So I didn't spend much time in the kitchen other than eating and being in charge of cleaning up. Now that I am married I am learning.
My cooking triumphs
I prefer baking and I figured out why: it is only one item. But when you are making dinner you have to have the main course, the vegetables, the salad and side dishes all need to be done at the same time.
My cooking tragedies
Too salty fish, bland meatballs, crunchy rice, etc,...
Recipe Reviews 207 reviews
Fish Fillets Italiano
I 3 tilapia fillets and a can of italian stewed tomatoes. Also included greek seasoning, 2 tsp italian seasoning. No salt though because I figured the olives were enough. I included cornstarch to make the sauce less watery. My husband liked it better than I did. I served it with couscous and spinach, could have used some bread.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2015
Oven Fried Chicken III
Quick whether mixed in a bag or or pressed on a plate. It needs to be a bit tastier, not sure what spice I would increase just to add more flavor. Yes, it is moist!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2015
Rainbow Rotini Salad
Easy and fast to make. Boiling the pasta took 15 minutes, in that time I chopped all the veggies. I added feta cheese to my dish, my husband added olives to his. It was good and I think tomorrow it will be better when the flavors can meld.

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Reviewed On: May 9, 2014
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