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Home Town: Villa Park, Illinois, USA
Living In: Ridgefield, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Needlepoint, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love using my Mom's recipes from my childhood days: Thanksgiving turkey stuffing, candy cane and polka dot cookies for Christmas.
My cooking tragedies
One time I was serving lasagna for dinner for my family of 11. I was bringing the glass pan to the table and I lost my footing around the chair legs and down went the pan first hitting the edge of the table and onto the floor. HOT cheese splattered on my leg as well as a mixture of glass and food all over the floor. I sat there with an cold pack on my leg, while my family cleaned up. We had frozen tortellini and sauce for dinner :-(
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Easy Meatloaf
Very good base to the recipe, so I gave it a like. Members additions/modifications is what makes it a 5 star:(Doubling ketchup mixture, sauteeing onions beforehand, adding worcestershire to the meat mixture) We both thought it was the best meatloaf we ever had. Of course we came from Moms that just couldn't figure it out, as a result, I rarely make meatloaf. That all changes now!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2014
Spaghetti Carbonara II
Followed recipe for the most part, but added nutmeg and maybe 1T 1/2 and 1/2 thinking it would be more creamy, but still disappointed in the creaminess of it. May try it again, changing some things up and give it one more shot!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2014
Panna Cotta
I thought it was a bit too gelatin"ee" for me. I also cut back on the sugar to 1/4c and it was perfectly sweet.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 14, 2014
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