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Home Town: Roswell, Georgia, USA
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Member Since: Apr. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am 61 years old. No, I don't know how that happened. I am retired and do the cooking for myself, wife and adult son. I prefer comfort food and traditional recipes from Eastern Europe. All the good things that I remember my grandmother making when I was a child in Pgh, Pa.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food; stews, soups, traditional dishes from Ireland, Germany and Eastern Europe such as stuffed cabbage, Mussels, Brown Bread, spaetzel and etc. I also enjoy making desserts, my Blueberry Cobbler is to die for.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas morning breakfast Irish style. Mussels in wine/cream sauce. Roasted Goose with Apple/prune stuffing.
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to make pie crust.
My cooking tragedies
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
I made this yesterday and it turned out super. I un-cased the sausage and put it into a mixing bowl. I used a stiff spatula to knead it for a couple of minutes. Somehow this makes is snappy. I made two 1/2 lb. 6 inch patties and seared them in an untreated skillet. Went back to the soup and had to add a little olive oil to sauté the onions and garlic. When I got to the point that I wanted to add the sausage the patties had cooled a little. I stacked them one on top of the other and cut them into bite sized pieces. I was amazed that they stayed together in spite of being rare inside. I added them to the soup and followed the directions. When the soup was done the bite sized pieces cooked up nicely in the simmering broth. I though it added a nice visual effect to the soup and I also like the snap when you bite into the pieces. Thanks Mary P for a great recipe and to the folks from Cook's Illustrated for bringing this method of treating pork sausage to my attention. Bon Appetite!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2014
Pennsylvania Greek Sauce
I made this over the weekend and it was super. I used a hand chopper to reduce the size of the beef after browning it. Aside from that I followed the recipe and everyone loved it. Reminds me of home.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 24, 2013
New York Knish - Yo!
I made these on Sunday. they were easy and pretty fast. I've never made or had knish before so I took them to my Jewish New York friend to criticize. Every one who cooks knows the look of "Dude, You nailed it". Love the recipe. Thanks and did I mention that I'm literally dreaming up other fillings. :)

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 21, 2013
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