SPICYGIRL Profile - Allrecipes.com (1463640)

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Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Living In: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I enjoy cooking. I love to try new dishes and always enjoy putting a new twist on an old favorite and making recipes healthier.
My favorite things to cook
My Italian ancestry and living with two great cooks, my mother and grandmother, has given me a knowledge of Italian cooking. Many of the recipes I grew up with have been modified to lower fat versions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy cooking for the holidays and making the traditional recipes that I grew up with.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking has brought my daughter and I closer together. We work together to prepare both simple meals and traditional holiday feasts and to make gourmet chocolates.
My cooking tragedies
My worse tragedy happened when friends stopped in as I was heating up oil for Chinese egg rolls. While I was chatting with my guests, the smoke alarm went off and the flames in my pan were about a foot high.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Unstuffed Tomatoes
This is quick and easy and can be made with tomatoes that are blemished. Try cooking it in a preheated cast iron pan, stirring often. We've never had a problem with soggy bread.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2014
Ciabatta Bread
The dough was so wet, it oozed on my board. It did bake up as pictured and looked pretty nice, but my daughter's first comment was, "You've made better bread than this." It was too salty for our family to eat and we are saving it to make a strata or bread crumbs with.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2013
Basic Cheese Polenta
This is definitely the easiest polenta outside of slicing up a tube of store bought. I made this to use with my recipe for Polenta with Spicy Sausage-Veggie Sauce -- also on allrecipes -- and it was delish. Next time, I will leave out the salt.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 19, 2013
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