BellaNE Profile - (10923397)

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Home Town: New York, USA
Living In: Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes and help my husband and kids learn to love things they thought they never could.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our 7 fishes - 7 dishes Italian Christmas Eve dinner.
My cooking triumphs
Fried foods.... I finally found the key to light fried pork chops and chicken cutlets. For years I enjoyed this treat only occassional because of the time and the guilt of eating these fried yummies - now I've learned how to pan fry these dishes with less guilt and way better results!
My cooking tragedies
My first time cooking pork chops in a gas oven I was serving charred hockey pucs - I've come a long way!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Eggplant Parmesan II
This was a great way to make eggplant without having to fry it! I followed some of the other suggestions and baked it for longer than suggested. I baked at 375 for about 9 minutes on each side. I also coated the pan with olive oil before baking & it gave it a nice golden brown color. I also sliced the eggplant and coated with sea salt and allowed to sweat for 15 minutes. Instead of using this eggplant for Eggplant Parm I instead layered it in my lasagna. Great way to sneak some more veggies into the kids favorite meals! Thanks for sharing - its a keeper!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2008
Black Bean Salsa
This is a great recipe! Even my picky husband enjoyed this salsa. I have been looking for a black bean recipe and this one was the perfect find. I did make a few changes by using fresh corn from our garden (boiled and cut off the cob), lots of fresh cilantro, 3 cloves fresh garlic and a splash of red wine vinegar. This will be a new staple in this house! Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2008
Country Fried Steak and Milk Gravy
We made this for dinner tonight and it was great! The only changes I made were that I added white pepper to the flour mixture and I deep fried it my Presto instead of using the lard. The whole family loved it. Bravo!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2008

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