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BigShotsMom


BigShotsMom
 
Home Town: Long Island, New York, USA
Living In: Long Beach, New York, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Nov. 13, 2014 3:00 pm 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2014 10:41 am
To me the whole point of the Ambassador program is to try new products and share the ones that work well.  Some products excite me more than others.  Reynolds is one of those brands that I can happily endorse.  From childhood I can recall that pink and blue box of Reynolds foil in my G'ma's… MORE
 
 
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From The Blog:  LIFE'S A BEACH
  
About this Cook
I am a mother, grandmother, great grandmother by marriage and great aunt. My empty nest seems full most of the time and they all are ready to eat at any moment. I am busier now than I ever imagined once I retired. I now manage our parish friendship kitchen and help in the food bank. Part of what I love most is helping our clients learn to eat nutritiously on their very meager budgets and Allrecipes has been an invaluable tool.
My favorite things to cook
I love anything i can make from scratch, i like to bake breads, rolls, cookies, cobblers, pies. I like to make large dinners too and entertain frequently. I love trying new recipes out on friends and family. Sunday brunch has become a family focal point and if something new doesn't appear they act deprived.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I didn't really grow up with any. Neither my mother or grandmother were great cooks. I learned to cook by trial and error on my own. But I married into a family of excellent cooks who went all out for holidays. All of my children cook well and we work well together preparing holiday meals.
My cooking triumphs
My first successful yeast bread. I spent years being terrified of yeast. The first time my MIL complimented me on a meal I felt like I had won an Emmy.
My cooking tragedies
My early years of cooking were one fiasco after another. I could actually cook fairly well, but had no idea when to start things so they all were ready at the same time. Some meals took whole evenings. My poor husband never once complained, although he did once mention he hoped dinner would be over before it was time for breakfast.
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Rice Elena
Recipe Group selection 3/7/15. I made half a recipe for DD and me and I built our meatless Monday dinner around it. The only change I made was to use a Mexican cheese blend rather than the Montery Jack and Cheddar. It was rich, creamy, and very satisfying. The green chilis were perfect. Thank you Bryantgal31, this recipe is a keeper!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2015
Bacon Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Casserole
If I could find more recipes like this I could become a vegetarian! I made my own mushroom soup, which was really good on its own so I have to think it is better than canned. The flavors worked perfectly together. I chose to omit the French fried onions and instead mixed the bacon with breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan, then topped the whole thing with more Parmesan half way through baking. I thought about leaving out the red pepper flakes but I am so glad I didn't. There isn't enough to make the dish hot, just enough to make your taste buds pay attention. Thanks, 2bMary!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2015
Heavenly Lemon Cake
I made this into cupcakes, baking for 23 minutes. (I had expert advice from another member to start checking at 16 minutes and follow up in 3 minute intervals. They are so moist and lemony even before adding the syrup. I kept going back and rereading the recipe because the batter seemed so thick, but they baked up light and luscious. Thank you Christina, this recipe is a keeper.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2015
 
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