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misteme


misteme
 
Home Town: Philly, Pennsylvania, USA
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Member Since: Apr. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Been cooking (off and on) for about 20 yrs. Since having kids (15 yrs ago) mostly quick and easy meals..plenty of frozen stuff. Now with new remodeled kitchen in my gorgeous Tuscan style I am hoping to cook from scratch more and more. So I consider myself a decent cook, but not quite an expert ;)
My favorite things to cook
Italian, Italian and Italian!!! Mostly casseroles and the like. Chicken, beef and fish. Simple rather than 'gourmet' ingredients (the kids...)
My favorite family cooking traditions
None, unfortunately, my mom wasn't a very good cook. But my grandmother (who passed 20 yrs ago, was a great cook...I was just too young to get her recipes)
My cooking triumphs
Italian dishes, e.g., Caesar salad dressing, meatballs, spaghetti sauce, so far. Not bad at brisket and Jewish apple cake.....
My cooking tragedies
A chocolate cake YEARS ago that never seemed to harden enough for me to put icing on it. So, I threw the mush ball of icing cake in the trash!!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
Awesome spaghetti sauce!!!!! TY so much. Although it was my first time ever making homemade sauce from scratch, I went through the reviews and altered it just a small bit. I used 1-28 oz can of Rienzi (sp?) peeled plum tomatoes, and 1-28 oz can of 'Hunts' tomato sauce. We're not big on chunky sauce so I tweaked it to have smaller chunks. Additionally, I didn't have any bay leaves, so unfortunately had to omit that ingredient. It was a hit with my very picky 11 yr old and I even gave some to my contractor who's remodeling my kitchen (Tuscan style ;). I used my new Paula Deen cookware and it came out perfect! We're only a family of 3, so I had extra sauce left over from the spaghetti and meatball dinner I made, but I froze the remaining portion I had and will definitely use it for other recipes requiring Italian sauce! This is a keeper and I will be making it from now on.......Kudos to the chef who created this tasty recipe!!!!!!!!!! LOVED it!! 5****

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Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2010
 
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