CheezcakeQueen Profile - (13017837)

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Home Town: Southern Nj, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Southern Nj, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Walking
Recipe Box 3 recipes
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About this Cook
Happily married for almost 20 years and have one daughter.
My favorite things to cook
Homemade pastas, my infamous cheesecake, all kinds of cookies, soups - you name it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We all used to go to my aunts house when we were kids/teens and used to jar our own tomatoe sauce. We would do at least 20-25 bushels of plum tomatoes. We were tired, but had a blast! And, it was the best homemade gravy (yes, us Italians call tomatoe sauce "gravy") you ever tasted.
My cooking triumphs
Soup was always something I had a problem making. I always wound up putting too many noodles or too much rice in it. Got it down to perfection now!
My cooking tragedies
Believe it or not, none. I might have followed a recipe that I didn't like, but I never burned anything. I was never scared to experiment, which is why I believe I'm such a good cook today.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Delicious Chicken Casserole
Here's what I did different. I took 1 cup raw rice and cooked it; I think it yields about 2.5-3 cups cooked rice. Set aside. In mixing bowl, I combine 8oz. sour cream, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can cream of celery soup, 1/2 cup white wine, 1 tbsp. celery SEED, 1 tbsp. onion powder, 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder pepper and some salt. I put the cooked rice into the mixture and I GRILL chicken breasts (with the skin on) - just brush them with olive oil and discard the skin when cooked. Pull apart chicken and add into mixture. Top with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and crushed Ritz crackers. I use low fat soups and cheese; regular sour cream. Gosh, its the best!!! Family goes crazy over it!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2010
Homemade Tomato Sauce II
I, too, used extra virgin olive oil. I also put in some carrots and celery. I used white wine instead of the water. I also added beef cubes and a couple of boneless pork chops. I don't like my sauce with "chunks" of stuff in it, so I ran it through a seive - it came out delicious. I usually make my own sauce using tomato puree. This was a nice change of pace. Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2009
Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies
Excellent recipe. The only changes - I used butter instead of margarine. Everyone raved over them. This is a keeper.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2009

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