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Nonna Birdi

Nonna Birdi
Living In: Tracy, California, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Beach Day 09/19/09
About this Cook
I married young and have stayed that way for more than 30 years. 5 sons, 1 daughter in that order. I can't say that I love to cook, I did alot of cooking like a camp cook when my kids were all at home. I would cook 5 pounds of spaghetti or 50 tacos for a meal! I enjoy the chance to experiment a bit more these days with only a couple of teenagers left at home. I enjoy cooking for my family at the holidays.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake yeast breads, pastries and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For me southern comfort foods, fried chicken, fried pork chops with the bone and fat! Greens, beans with ham hocks and cornbread, fresh fried clams straight from the beach, (dug with my grandpa). Tuna casserole made with potato chips. Yum. Obviously no health foods :-) These are the foods that remind me of my family from Oklahoma and Missouri. My husband is Italian and spaghetti and meatballs from scratch is a tradition.
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean pot of spaghetti sauce and a great loaf of homemade bread.
My cooking tragedies
Pie crust, my nemesis!
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Donut Muffins
These are super easy and my family loved them. I didn't change a thing. The butter and sugar... well hey they are donut muffins not health food. They are a great treat and the small size is nice if you are trying to limit the amount of your splurge. The nutmeg reminds me of the homemade donuts I had as a child. Great recipe.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2014
Easy Fried Spinach
I really love spinach and I really loved this recipe. Much more flavor than I am used to with steamed spinach.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2011
Rolling Fondant
This is my new go to fondant recipe. I have always made the marshmallow fondant and liked the taste but often had trouble with it being sticky. This has a great texture. I did probably use a cup less sugar than called for.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2011
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