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Stephanie Summit

Stephanie Summit
Home Town: Sacramento, California, USA
Living In: Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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gingerbread people
Maui 2007
About this Cook
Been married for 8 years. Our daughter is 5 years old and my step-son is 20 years old. I'm Portuguese and Chinese. My husband is an excellent cook. We both work for the Postal Service.
My favorite things to cook
I love soups and stews. Anything with gravy is good. Love to eat Italian food so cooking Italian is great!
My favorite family cooking traditions
At Easter & Christmas we always make Portuguese sweetbread (masa). On Thanksgiving and Christmas, we make Portuguese stuffing (shay). Both are family recipes that have been handed down for 4-5 generations. My husband has mastered the stuffing recipe.
My cooking triumphs
The only thing that I've developed on my own is a baked potato salad. My family loves it and it was something that I threw together. I follow a recipe pretty good, though.
My cooking tragedies
Nothing so bad that I'd call it a tragedy.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna
Fantastic recipe. Used store bought sauce but added tomato paste. Still came out a runny mess (even after baking zucchini strips in oven as others recommended) but it tasted out of this world. Used both ground beef and turkey sausage crumbles. My 10 year old and husband had seconds and my daughter asked for leftovers the next day. Will definitely make again. Just gotta figure out how to make it less runny.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2012
Slow Cooker Lasagna
This was outstanding and we will definitely be making this again. Like some of the other reviewers, I added onion and garlic to the ground beef and also added italian seasoning. I used canned tomatoes and blended it in a blender. Added the tomatoes, tomato paste and about 1 cup of store bought sauce I had leftover in fridge. I used a 2 1/2 qt slow cooker and ended up using all of the sauce and filling but only 1/2 the box of noodles. I only used 1/2 the mozzarella cheese in the filling (and threw in some more italian seasoning for flavor) and when I did the layering, I sprinkled additional mozzarella cheese on top of the cheese mixture. I used an entire 16oz container of cottage cheese because I don't use it for anything else so I didn't want leftovers and I did add 2 eggs as others suggested. Cooked on hihg for 2 1/2 hours and then lowered for 1 1/2 hours more. It was PERFECT! Noodles were not mushy (not even the leftovers the next day!) and it filled the crockpot to the rim. Next time, I think I will use the 6 qt crock pot I have and double the filling and meat. The meat sauce was a littel runny as I spooned it on to the cheese but I think that helped the noodles and was the reason I didn't have to add extra water. Delicious!!! Thanks so much!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2011
Risotto alla Milanese
This is a very rich dish. My husband makes it whenever he wants to "fancy" up the meal. Not difficult to make and goes with anything. Chicken, fish, beef. An excellent side dish that will impress your friends.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2011
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