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Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Living In: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I LOVE to cook and bake and trying new things. I have been serious about cooking since I became a mom. I have 2 gorgeous boys and they are the loves of my life, along with my hubby! I feel food is what brings family close, sitting around the table, eating...that's where it's all're sharing more than food, the best times and memories are always made around the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook everything! I try to cook Portuguese style dishes and LOTS of Italian dishes since I am Portuguese and my husband is Italian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is of course, our Thanksgiving meal together, when I get all the boys involved in helping me out! :)
My cooking triumphs
I would like to consider all my meals a triumph, but will only consider a meal a triumph I hear: "Ummmmm, this is SO good mommy".
My cooking tragedies
I had a few tragedies, which I will not re-hash..LOL...generally I try really hard to follow a recipe, taste it along the way and add what it needs to our tastes and I try to keep a close eye on the stove! :) If something doesn't turn out quiet right I tweak it and make it better the next time.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Made this recipe and really loved it! I rolled out small chucks of dough at a time, worked out much better! I ended up making a glaze with milk and powdered sugar and sprinkled on sprinkles! :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2010
Salisbury Steak
SOOOO delicious!! I double the gray and instead of using 1/4 cup water, I used beef broth!! It comes out very juicy and the gravy is out of this world. I am not a fan of meatloaf and I thought I wouldn't like this much, but I was SO wrong, it's fast and very husband and 2 boys eat this up and they are PICKY eaters!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2010
Lemon Mushroom Herb Chicken
This was SO good! It is very similar to a chicken piccata meal I make and well, dare I say I like this one BETTER!! As with the piccata and this meal, I leave out the capers and it still tasted FABULOUS!! Thanks Valerie!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2010

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