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Home Town: Woodstock, New York, USA
Living In: Ellenton, Florida, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I went to school for Hospitality Management(USC). As part of my curriculum, I took 4 years of cooking classes and ran a restaurant on campus.
My favorite things to cook
I do not eat red meat or pork, but my son & husband do. We tend to eat a lot of vegetables, soups, chicken and pasta dishes. I love Italian, Mexican, and Asian foods. Baking is not my forte.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have so many! I love cooking for my friends and family throughout the year, but especially during the holidays when I take the extra time to make more time consuming dishes. I rarely bake except for these times, so making cakes & cookies and decorating them is a lot of fun!
My cooking triumphs
I have cooked for 2 and for 500. It's always a triumph to see a smile on someone's face after you have nourished their body & soul. Food is a requirement for life, but also a social and enjoyable way to bring people together.
My cooking tragedies
I am a terrible baker. I've destroyed souffles, pies, tarts, you name it. I also burn the bread every time I broil it. I have also undercooked a pork chop or 2. Bluck!!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Award Winning Peaches and Cream Pie
Made this yesterday. It's delicious! It is really "crustless", so if you want, pour into a crust then bake. We thought it would work well with cherries too.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2011
Chai Tea Mix
Very good recipe! Don't skimp out and omit the Cardamom! It's the basis for this flavorful beverage. If you don't have it, buy it- or make a different kind of tea! I made this recipe as written with the exception of adding a little more of each spice and a few dashes of Allspice. Yumm, thank you!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2010
Bourbon Slush
My Dad makes this every year for Thanksgiving. Here is his recipe that has been tested to the MAX.: 12oz can OJ (not diluted) 12oz can Lemonade (not diluted) 1 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups Bourbon (we use a well) 2 cups tea (4 teabags + 2 ups boiling water) Mix together & freeze in rectangle shaped tupperware for at least 24 hrs. Scoop out into glasses & top with Champagne (my fav.) or Gingerale/Sprite/7-up/Clubsoda/Tonic We triple this recipe and never have enough!

126 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2010

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