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Home Town: Kingston, New York, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
I grew up in a typical Italian-American household. Life centered around the kitchen and I have been cooking since I was a little boy. Mom and Dad owned restaurants, fish markets and butcher shops, Dad was also a master meat cutter and supervised a large packing house. Later on in life I have had my own cafe for a while.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. Breads, cakes and cookies. I like to explore smoking meats and fish.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas eve fish feast!
My cooking triumphs
My "killer crumb cake".
My cooking tragedies
Oh, so many! LOL. I cant frost a cake to save my life.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Hearty Hamburger Soup
Hmmmm, whats in the pantry?? LOL, I had crushed tomato instead of diced and didnt have any tomato soup or beef stock soooooo: Crushed tomato, water and beef bullion (that's beef broth, more or less)and omit the soup. Added a green pepper because I had one and used a bit more 'burger than the recipe called for. This came out really good, even the picky eaters noshed down on it. Served it with grated parm cheese and hot pepper flakes on the side with some nice home made garlic bread. I think if I omit the barley and used macaroni elbows it would be exactly like my mom used to make.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2014
Perfect Baked Jerk Chicken
Tripled the recipe for use with four pounds of drumsticks. I added a can of coconut milk and later took the defatted pan juice and used that to make rice. Served the drumsticks on top of the rice. I really dont think I needed the oil at all as I poured off about a cup (!!!)after the chicken was done. I am going to do this again except: quadruple (or more) the recipe and add a bit more Cayenne along with a sliced onion. I will not use the pan dripping to make the rice but will thicken ever so slightly and pour over the rice. I think at that point is should be something like what we had on Coki beach.. which by the way, deserves SIX stars, LOL.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2014
Simple Whole Wheat Bread
Halved the recipie. It made two loves. Perfect

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Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2011

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