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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 58 reviews
Banana Muffins II
Loved these. Didn't change a thing. Didn't add any spices because like one reviewer said they wanted a BANANA muffin not a spice muffin. Very moist. Will make again, great use of brown bananas.

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Reviewed On: May 17, 2014
Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake
Should say three ingredient. Needed two eggs otherwise too stiff to stir. Frosted with cream cheese icing from this site. Heavenly!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2014
Cream Cheese Frosting II
One word.....amazing.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2014

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