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Diane Marie


Diane Marie
 
Home Town: Aston, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Winter Haven, Florida, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I have been cooking for 30+ years. I really enjoy cooking especially when I am feeling overwhelmed or stressed. It relaxes me very much. I love to try new recipes. I have found many recipes from this site. My mom always loved to cook and she passed it on to me and in return I have passed the cooking bug on to my twin daughters. I am married and the mother of two grown twin daughters. We just recently moved to Florida and we love it here. I enjoy reading a good book, listening to music and relaxing in my pool with a cold beverage.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook italian food because that is my favorite food. I also just like cooking good old southern meat and potatoes. My husband is a meat and potatoes type of guy. I am not a good baker because you have to be very precise when you bake. I like to add alittle bit of this and alittle bit of that. I like to tweak recipes to make them my own.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions are just cooking wonderful meals for my family. Everyone always comes to my house for the holiday meal. I basically like to cook the same dinner for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter but once in awile I like to try a new dish. Most of the time it is a hit. I like to practice new recipes on my husband and he really doesn't mind too much. Cooking to me means spending time with family and friends. Cooking is a labor of love.
My cooking tragedies
I was only about 19 at the time and I was making a meatloaf for my husband. The recipe called for 1/4 can of tomato soup. Well, being a very inexperienced cook I added the whole can of soup. Needless to say, the meatloaf was not too good and very watery. My ex husband laughs about it to this day. He calls it my famous "meatloaf soup".
Recipe Reviews 50 reviews
Sirloin Tips and Mushrooms
My husband and I loved this recipe. I actually cooked it on low for about 2 hours and the meat was so tender. I added 1/2 onion to the mushrooms and garlic and sauteed in a pan after I browned the meat. I also added 1 tablespoon brown sugar and alittle thyme and fresh parsley. I didn't have any wine so I just used about 1 cup of beef broth. After my dinner was done I added a few parm shavings for an awesome presentation....Thank you so much for the recipe NOTE...also at the end of cooking time added about 2 Tablespoons of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of butter,,,,

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2011
Baked Tomatoes Oregano
These were yummy!! I only cooked them for 10 minutes at 350. Used pizza seasoning instead of oregano and also used fresh basil from my herb garden...Thanks for the recipe

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2011
Double Tomato Bruschetta
Awesome brushetta. I cheated a bit and used frozen new your ciabatta rolls with cheese on top and for the tomato mixture I used classico basil pesto and left out the olive oil. It was wonderful!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 13, 2011
 
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