Cathy Profile - (13767589)

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Home Town: Miami, Florida, USA
Living In: Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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Me in my kitchen
About this Cook
Even though I have been cooking for 20+ years, I consider myself a beginner because only recently have I begun to take an interest in cooking, researching recipes, baking, trying new things, etc. All these years I have mostly cooked using simple side dishes, broiling or baking chicken and beef without any other preparation besides common seasonings. I have suddenly become interested in exploring recipes. Honestly, all these years I was just afraid to try new things! Crazy isn' it?
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking for Thanksgiving, baking Christmas cookies, finding new ways with chicken and beef and trying out new desserts. I also want to try more Mexican dishes since Mexican is one of my favorite foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am Italian and I do make a good lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs.
My cooking triumphs
Finding this website! It is the best cooking website yet! However, one of the better things i tried and was sucessful at was a brisket recipe from Emeril for Passover. I am not Jewish, but my new (married 4 yrs.) husband is and I did not even know what brisket was delicious and everyone ate every bit of it!
My cooking tragedies
All the years that I spent cooking very plainly and without passion. Now that I am older and family times have become even more important to me, I find that i totally enjoy cooking for my family even more, and what could be better than the combination of food and family enjoying a meal together?
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Salami, Cream Cheese, and Pepperoncini Roll-Ups
I made these as an appetizer for a Christmas party last weekend. Personally, I won't make these again because I found them to be labor intensive. Maybe it was the salami I purchased, but the salami was pre-sliced & packaged, therefore, kind of wet. I had to rinse & pat-dry each salami so the cream cheese wouldn't slide off while trying to smooth it on. The flavor was good and those who tried them did rave about them.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2013
Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese
I made this exactly as stated, I think! I wasn't sure what processed American cheese meant, so I used Velveeta as I saw others used it too. Other than that, I followed the recipe. I thought it was great & everyone loved it! It's easy to make too. I will definitely make it again. Thanks! P.S. had leftovers the next day and this was even better tasting!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2013
Italian Wedding Cake
I've made this twice now and people love it...especially my husband. I would have given it 5 stars, but for the denseness of it, I didn't. The flavor is just like a wedding cake, which is also a more dense cake, but this was just a little too dense for me. Of course, maybe I just need to make it a few more times because i think it's one of those recipes that the more you make, the better you get at it. The icing is really good too.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 7, 2012
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