Lucia Profile - (13745721)

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Home Town: Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Lake Placid, Florida, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a grandmother of two, enjoy babysitting my two granddaughters, have embarked on a new career in network marketing an anti-aging product, Chaga.
My favorite things to cook
Love Italian dishes, baking (especially at holiday times). I like to prepare good wholesome food for family and friends. I also enjoy trying new recipes. My husband is a good sport about it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Easter and Christmas in the Ukrainian tradition. I also cook special Italian meals for my husband's family. With my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters, we share Sunday meals at our house.
My cooking triumphs
Pastitio!!! The first time I prepared it it was awesome. I have also mastered the family's favorite apple pie and continue my mom's recipe for potato salad. If I changed the recipe I would be ousted from the family!!
My cooking tragedies
My first turkey came out raw!!! Also, my first foray into making fudge resulted in the spoon AND the fudge being stuck in the pan. Had to throw out the whole concoction! Never made fudge since.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Ciabatta Bread
I made this for the first time today. It was easy and it came out great. Hubby had a piece pretty much right out of the ovev with butter. He loved it! Will definitely make it again. One word of caution...when you cover it to lrt it rest for 45 minutes...don't let the cover touch the dough. It will stick. I used floured plastic wrap and it still stuck.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2013
Polish Chicken and Dumplings
While I try lots of recipes from this site I don't usually write a review. In this case I had to do one. I used my own recipe for my standard chicken soup and added the can of cream of chicken soup for thickener. The star of the dish is the dumplings. I followed the recipe exactly except I used some fat from the broth instead of olive oil and they are spectacular! My husband's grandmother was Polish and his mom would always talk about her "halushki" - dumplings. I had too much batter for the amount of my chicken so I just cooked the rest in salted water and will use them as a side dish for another meal. Use the chicken fat in the dumplings - it adds a whole new dimension to them.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2011

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