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Home Town: Queens, New York, USA
Living In: Fremont, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Me & My Honey
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and cook traditional homemade food from our German, Italian, & Hungarian back grounds, as well experiment with new tastes and techniques.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our amazing meat sauce, apricot jam in the summer time sweet potatoe souffle at Thanksgiving and tons of Christmas cookies during the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Putting a well balanced meal on the table (almost) every night. Sneaking as many veggies as I can into every dish and getting my family to embrace whole grains a little more.
My cooking tragedies
Pies....that's all I'm going to say on the subject.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Escarole Siciliano
We loved this recipe. Did not think the lemon was too much, as mentioned by some reviewers but we did use Meyer lemons from our tree which are a milder flavor so maybe that is why. I did not see that the recipe required 2 heads of escarole so I only purchased one, then wound up tossing in baby arugula after the salad was removed from the heat to make up for the missing escarole. I think I may almost prefer it this way in the event I prepare this again. All at our dinner party loved it but we are bitter greens lovers. The capers were especially nice! We served this as a salad/side dish with a polenta & braised short ribs - perfect to cut the creaminess & fattiness of the other items served.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2011
Apple Crisp IV
I followed this recipe exactly. I don't know what happened but it was dry and disappointing. The topping never really seemed to come together and remained a sandy texture. The only think that saved it was the scoop of vanilla ice cream I served with it. I am glad I didn't make this for company because I would have been really embarrassed. I was missing that moist apple pie type center I was looking for.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2010
Broccoli Cashew Salad
This salad is great except for the dressing. Too sweet with the cider vinegar and sugar, so I used white vinegar and cut the sugar by half. Also added shredded cheddar cheese which make it just like my favorite Broccoli Salad at Sweet Tomato. Family loved at a bbq,and taking it a friends house tomorrow who asked me to bring a salad with meat in it (they're English!).

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 4, 2010
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