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Home Town: Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am a community health nurse in the Boston suburbs. Married and 2 young adult children.
My favorite things to cook
Italian is my very favorite, but I like to keep it healthy. I enjoy trying new flavors and techniques.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making Thanksgiving dinner. We usually have 12 people for dinner and the meal is very traditional. I usually try to add one new dish every year to make the meal seem less stodgy.
My cooking triumphs
When I can make a fabulously delicious meal and have it be healthy, lowfat and Weight Watchers friendly I consider it a triumph. I am a firm believer that delicious, gourmet, exciting meals do not have to be fattening or loaded with saturated fats and salt.
My cooking tragedies
Israeli onions. OMG. Hollowed out onions, stuffed with seasonings and meat and braised sound like it should be good right? No. onion slime with soggy meatloaf like bits. Even my husband wouldn't eat it. We were newly married and absolutely broke but we still threw it away and ordered pizza. As a matter of fact, everything I ever made from that particular TV chef's cookbook was vile. Tossed the book and never looked back!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Cyclops Cookies
These are excellent cookies. I followed the recipe ingredients exactly and the came out puffy, didn't spread too much, crisp on the outside and chewy inside. My batch made 33 cookies but I do tend to roll them large. I baked them at 350 for 12 minutes on parchment, which is the temp and method I bake all my cookies. At 12 minutes they were just lightly browned around the edge. These will be a regular on my holiday cookie tray from now on. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2012
I made these exactly as written except I reduced the time a bit as my oven runs hot. These were crispy outside and tender and eggy inside. Just perfect with butter along side beef stew. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2012
Classic Goulash
This was very tasty, here in New England we call it American Chop Suey. I always thought "goulash" was strictly a hungarian stew. I learned something new today! I liked the soupiness of it, very good with some crusty bread on the side. I wouldn't change anything except add a diced green pepper.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2011

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