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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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Jul. 26, 2014 3:32 pm 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2014 11:16 am
Dear Barilla,I am a member of the Allrecipes Brand Ambassador team and I manage the kitchen and food service for our local parish soup kitchen.We have been doing outreach to our senior population and inviting them to join us for lunch to ensure they get at least one balanced, nutritious meal a… 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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Italian Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
We loved this! I made brunch with this as the main dish. I made 2 very minor adjustments rubbed sage in place of fresh leaves and I made my own biscuits. The next time I make this, and I will for sure, I will dilute the sauce a bit with milk to cut the saltiness. This is inherent in the sauce and no reflection of Duboo's recipe. Very rich and decadent comfort food. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2014
Sassy Freezer Slaw
Who knew you can freeze cole slaw? I just opened one of the containers I froze last week and was happy with the results. I only made half a recipe and started with a bag of cole slaw mix, followed the recipe as written. I tasted it several hours after I made it and it was good, a week plus later after freezing it is still good. The dressing is a bit sweet for my taste but the family thought it is fine. Thank you, Sassy!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2014
Blueberry Cream Muffins
I was skeptical when I saw how heavy the batter seemed, but I stuck with it and I am so glad I did. These muffins baked up light but moist with a beautiful crumb. I also had to restrain my impulse to ignore the method of preparation. Follow it - it works

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2014
 
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