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Home Town: Bronx, New York, USA
Living In: Staten Island, New York, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Italian-American male living in New York City. I lived in Seattle for 24 years before returning to NYC in 2001. Big mistake. Don't ever do that.
My favorite things to cook
Italian food. Barbeque, Southern (USA). Dishes from other countries such as China, Vietnam, Morocco, Spain, Germany and France. I on occasion make my own bread, pizza, butter and different infused vinegars. I also bake occasionally. My pumpkin pie and red velvet cup cakes are very popular amoungst the masses (family and friends lol).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Macaroni with tomato sauce with meatballs and sausage. My personal favorite dish is Eggplant Parmigina.
My cooking triumphs
I've cooked Thanksgiving dinner several times - alone. Just can't get any help in my house.
My cooking tragedies
I once made a baked Alaska and forgot to pre heat the oven. That didn't go over very well lol.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese
Come on people, this is a good, solid, basic macaroni and cheese recipe. You can use what ever good melting cheeses you prefer like Provalone, Gruyere, Fontina, Mozzarella - what ever you like. If it melts well, you can use it. But with the reference to "Old Fashioned" it means that Velveeta can be uses to get that "Old Fashioned" taste and texture you can only get with Velveeta.

31 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2011
Steff's Shepherd Pie
It is a very tasty dish. I've been making this dish for 30-some years now and it's a great stand by. In MY version, I salt and pepper the ground beef, add a splash of Worcestershire sauce, the mushroom soup, 1 8oz can of green beans, 1 8oz can of corn, and 1 small can of fried of fried onions. Then just mix it all up together. I add a layer of cheese on top of meat mixture, but that's optional, and a layer of cheese on top of the mashed potatos. And since everything is already cooked, I heat mine through in the microwave for 3-5 minutes (depending on your microwave). Until cheese has melted and is hot all through.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2011
Marinated Flank Steak
Too much soy sauce, too salty for me, reduced by half. Soy sauce is strong. Other than that it's excellent. I left it over night and the meat was super tender and flavorful.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 15, 2011

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