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Home Town: New London, Connecticut, USA
Living In: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Insalata Caprese
Strawberry Cake IV
Strawberry Glazed Pie
Whipped Cream
About this Cook
I live in beautiful Lexington, KY with my husband plus a houseful of pets.
My favorite things to cook
By far, desserts!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Huge family get togethers with my Italian family (my mother is from Italy and has 19 siblings!)
My cooking triumphs
Mastering the perfect fresh carrot cake.
My cooking tragedies
When I first started cooking, I thought it would be a great idea to marinate chicken overnight in what I thought were fajita seasonings. These seasonings included about a half cup of fresh lemon/lime juice. I wound up with chicken ceviche. GROSS!
Recipe Reviews 70 reviews
Best Marinara Sauce Yet
I have made this twice. The first time, exactly as written and it was great! The second time, I only had 1 can of sauce and to make up for the 2nd can, I took a can of diced, fire roasted tomatoes & pureed them. I didn't have fresh parsley, so I used 2T of dried, only have the can of tomato paste and 1 cup of white wine and it was even better. I paired it up with homemade meatballs and a green salad. Both times I added about 3-4 T of brown sugar. Quick, easy and very forgiving recipe. Thank you!!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2011
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
I am so disappointed in this recipe. I followed it exactly and it was mushy and had entirely too much onion (and I LOVE onion!).

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2011
Neat Sloppy Joes
Leftovers make a great topping for coney dogs! Add some yellow mustard and chopped onion! YUMMMM! I follow the recipe exactly as written.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2011

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