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Home Town: Buffalo, New York, USA
Living In: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Reading Books, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Blog...  4 posts
Apr. 30, 2012 1:29 pm 
Thanks to all who offered advice on successful meal planning.  Last time I got paid I successfully planned a menu for 2 weeks, went grocery shopping according to the menu, and managed to go the whole 2 weeks sticking to the menu and without going to Kroger at all, and therefore did not spend… MORE
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About this Cook
I am very portable right now and have very little space. Some of my tools are makeshift due to my budget - which is what makes it fun and challenging for me. Most of my cooking is done for 1-2 people. Sometimes for my dogs.
My favorite things to cook
Italian (minus oregano - YUCK), vegetarian
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is NOT a cook, I taught myself. My family traditions/ tastes are Italian, although my family is german/ polish, my grandmother was Italian, and some of my best memories are going to her house for lasagna, etc, and everyone sitting down together, which we did not do at our own house.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking makes me happy. Trying new recipes is exciting to me. That in itself is a triumph in my life right now!! Chicken marsala, originally made by my ex husband that I have tweaked.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to note here. I enjoy transforming into a MAAAAD scientist in the kitchen. Although I get very frustrated with myself when I have to waste anything.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Farmer's Casserole
Great easy recipe. Didn't have evaporated milk on hand, so used cream of mushroom soup with a splash of skim milk. Used Turkey Bacon instead of ham.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2014
Ultimate Shrimp Scampi
Delicious! Followed recipe except I used 3 tbs butter and 1/4 c olive oil instead of all butter. Sauce turned out so good! We felt the texture of the avocado was not appropriate to the rest of the dish, and it didn't make sense to us in the overall taste of the dish. Will make again without it!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2012
Oh-So-Good Chicken
Pretty yummy! I spread refried beans on the bottom of the pan, baked tortilla strips on top, as well as extra cheese and a sprinkling of green onions. The crunch added something. Made it without mushrooms.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 24, 2012

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