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Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I'm married with two teenage sons. I've lived all my life in or around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I'm first generation Italian, so everyone thinks I only cook Italian dishes. But I love to cook just about anything.
My favorite things to cook
I love to experiment, by opening up a cookbook or looking on Allrecipes for a different recipe. I love to make casseroles and lots of different comfort foods (stews and soups).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to cook basic items from my mother and nanna, but I really learned to experiment from my zia (Italian for aunt). My mother only made traditional Italian dishes (without a recipe). But my aunt showed me how to try different things. I love cooking for holidays, especially Thanksgiving, Christmas and summer events.
My cooking triumphs
I make some great quick stirfrys with whatever I find in the refrigerator. Unfortunatly I rarily write them down, so I can't duplicate them when I come up with a great one. I make a delicious Split Pea soup that my family loves.
My cooking tragedies
I can't make a decent meatball to save my life. Disappointing for a first generation Italian. I can't seem to duplicate my nanna's or mother's wonderfully moist meatballs, even though they've given me the recipe and instructions.
Recipe Reviews 64 reviews
Won Ton Wrapper Appetizers
Delicious little appetizers. But I also used pre-made phyllo cups (in the freezer section) and made them a little healthier by using chicken sausage, low fat cheese and skipped the ranch dressing. You don'the need it, the cheese keeps everything together. Everyone loved them.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 22, 2015
Burrito Pie
Great combination of tacos and lasagna. Took another reviewers advice and used 2 tortillas per layer to avoid pieces falling apart.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 22, 2015
Now my favorite dumplings recipe. Didn't change a thing.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 22, 2015

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