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Living In: Tampa, Florida, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Fishing, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am a married mother of 2 teenage boys (1 very picky). I live in sunny Florida so I enjoy the few weeks of cooler months we get to make my favorite soups!
My favorite things to cook
I love making comfort foods, soups and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy making my mom's Cuban recipes. Now that I am older I regret not spending more time in the kitchen with her learning how to make all of the yummy Cuban food I ate as a child. Thank goodness some of my sisters passed down her recipes to me. I enjoy making these meals for my husband and sons.
My cooking triumphs
I went from being a true novice in the kitchen to now cooking pretty darn good. i've lost my fear of cooking and know I can cook my family great tasting meals.
My cooking tragedies
i learned the hard way not to skip steps to save time. When the recipe tells you to mix dry ingredients separate from other it! I was attempting to make a banana bread once and didn't adhere to this rule. It came out terrible and had to go straight into the trash. Waste of time and money!
Recipe Reviews 53 reviews
Tater Tot Taco Casserole
My kids liked the tater tots. I didn't use enchilada sauce, but instead replaced it with 8 oz of tomato sauce. I also baked the tots first until nice and crispy. I added a can of diced chilies. I put the beef and veggie mixture at the bottom of the casserole dish. I covered that with the cooked tots and sprinkled the Mexican cheese on top. I then placed the dish in a preheated oven (375 degrees) until cheese was nice and melted. It's a nice quick meal for busy days, but not amazing or anything.

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Reviewed On: May 6, 2015
Chef John's Ricotta Meatballs
I made about 30 meatballs with this recipe. Delicious. I started by attempting to fry them. When I saw that they were too delicate for that (yes, I only used 1 cup of ricotta), I transferred them to a lined cookie sheet and baked them at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. They were nicely browned. I put them in a pot and added 2 jars of marinara, simmering for about 45 minutes. Very tasty recipe.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2015
Crepes with Spinach, Bacon and Mushroom Filling
Very good. Bacon is the key to this recipe. I added 4 oz of feta. I did not make the sauce. I just filled crepes and placed them in a 9 x 13 glass pan. I then drizzled some spaghetti sauce on them and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. I then put in oven at 350 degrees until the sauce and cheese heated up.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2015
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