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Home Town: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Frying, Stir Frying, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm the family CEO, chief cook & bottle washer. I've got a great husband (also my favorite chef), two awesome kids 17 & 27 yrs, so I'm almost an empty nester (1 down 1 to go). I love to cook, hate to bake. I have lots of interests. Yoga is my favorite thing lately. I read always, love to crochet, dabble in playing piano. I'm a big music lover, all kinds, mostly a 70's girl though. Cooking is really one of my new passions. I have cooked for my family for years, doing ok, the usual fare. My husband worked as a chef briefly in his twentys, so he is more confident and creative in the kitchen. Lately I've been finding my niche. I'm loving trying new things and am not so afraid to veer from the recipe. We've had a spice garden the past few years and that has really inspired me, I love fresh spices and am experimenting alot with them. We expanded to vegetables last year and that's been a great addition. I'm really glad I found this site, there are so many new ideas here!
My favorite things to cook
My favorites have to be stews and casseroles, must be my Irish ancestry.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother did everything in the kitchen, cooking, baking, creating. I have lots of food memories. My favorite recipe of hers is a ham and potato casserole. She used to let me help her and from about 9 yrs old I was making it on my own. For a long time I was so slow at it the potatoes would always get really brown but she never tried to rush me. She always said it was fine and I was doing great.(Good thing the rest of the family only saw the finished product) We also had home made pizza night which we loved as kids and that tradition still stands in my house.
My cooking triumphs
My Chicken Tetrazzini can't be beat!! Veal Parm is another winner for me.
My cooking tragedies
I've had many. There's nothing worse than throwing away a whole meal and making a sandwich.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Bacon Baked Beans
This recipe was really good. The only change I made was to break up the bacon to fry and put the brown sugar on top of it in the frying pan. As soon as all of the sugar melted I mixed it in. (got this idea from another allrecipe) Big hit at the picnic I brought it to. Thanks for the recipe!!

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2009
Broccoli Chicken Casserole I
Really Really good! My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised. The only change I made was to use cr of chicken and cr of mushroom soup. Also, milk instead of mayo. One word of caution, eat the leftovers in a day or toss (trust me). Thanks for a great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2009
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Really good!!! I left the butter, salt & Pepper for tableside. My corn was so good I didn't even use any. This is the way to make corn, thanks for sharing the recipe!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2009

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