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Home Town: Barnegat, New Jersey, USA
Living In: North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
Hi there! My mom is a fantastic cook; somehow she managed to prepare something amazing every day, despite working all day. Me, I come home from work and if I don't have something in mind and have all the ingredients, I'm at a loss. I don't know how to just go into a kitchen and cook something. I need recipes, which is why I love allrecipes so much! We have tried and reviewed many recipes here, and I really appreciate the reviews... make sure you review the recipes you use!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook dinner. My mom has an extremely easy Baked Ziti recipe that I love to make.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None as of yet!
My cooking triumphs
Two weeks after we got married, my husband and I had his family over for Thanksgiving dinner. That's right--two weeks--major family meal. I cooked a ham; not only was this my first Thanksgiving, but also my first time cooking a ham. Despite cooking for an army when only five were eating, everything turned out wonderfully!
My cooking tragedies
Well, I haven't set a kitchen on fire... yet.
Recipe Reviews 41 reviews
This was very easy to make, but not a big hit in our house. BAJ complained the whole time about the beef, but he did eat his entire serving. I just didn't like it, but I'm not such a great test case these days. I made a few substitutions... I used a cubanelle pepper instead of a bell. I omitted the pepperoni, and used spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce. There's a picture on allrecipes, and their creation looks very different from mine... perhaps a slice of ham might have changed the texture/flavor instead of the diced ham I used. I also folded my dough in half, instead of creating a log like a typical stromboli... this made it VERY difficult to cut. I also found that this got overcooked, and came very close to burning after 20 minutes at the recommended temperature. Soo, maybe I'll make a stromboli this way again, but not with this particular filling.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2009
Chili Rellenos Casserole
This was ok, but the flavor isn't for us. I'll admit to making the changes suggested (I used a 5 oz can of evap milk and no additional milk, an additional egg and used enchilada sauce instead of tomato sauce), but it may have been that I used chopped chiles that was really the problem. Thanks for something new to try!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2007
Pleasant Pork Chops
We liked this, and found it to be very tasty. It took a really long time to make, due to the hour of cooking time. I'm curious how this would come out if done in the crock pot. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2006

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