NewCookinMama Profile - (15039620)

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Living In: Rochester, New York, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2011
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a 29 yr old new stay at home mom. I've recently started cooking and really enjoy it. I wasn't taught to cook when I was younger so I've relied on friends and extended family to help me along the way. I love to bake desserts & dinners and I also love canning. I'm not the best at frying but hubby is teaching me. I know, its sad that he is the cook.
My favorite things to cook
Favorite things to cook: chicken noodle soup, red beans and rice, triple chocolate cake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't really have any but we started one last year. On New Years Eve, me and the kids get to work in the kitchen making all kinds of dips, desserts, finger foods and snacks. Last year we had quite the spread. You would've thought we were entertaining the neighborhood! When daddy comes home, we arrange it nicely on our dining room table and play family games until the ball drops.
My cooking triumphs
Apple sauce and chicken noodle soup!!!
My cooking tragedies
Hmmm..... I haven't had too much experience so I guess my biggest tragedy would be the time I tried to season taco meat and accidentally dropped the pepper shaker into the pan....It was a spicy taco for sure lol!!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells
This was really easy to make especially since it was my first time making stuffed shells. I altered it a little bit though. I added cooked ground beef, italian seasonings & mozzarella cheese. I took out the fennel seed, salt and pepper cuz I thought it was just not needed. I did double the recipe for our large family but still only used 10 ounces of spinach and 4 garlic cloves. I think doubling either of those would've been overkill on the finished product. Since this was my first time making these, I wasn't sure how much filling to put in each shell. I think I may have overdone it bc I had quite a few shells left over, but whatever. I'll just use those for an easy lunch for the kids tmrw with sauce. :) With my adjustments, I filled a 9x13 pan and a 10x13 pan. Both were packed with shells.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2012
Mama's Italian Wedding Soup
meatballs weren't as flavorful as i would've liked but overall a great recipe. it looked just like the soup i get at our italian restaurant near us. meatballs were labor intensive but i used another reviewers tip to roll meat into a rope and cut small pieces off. my daughter helped too. flavor was good. we used acini de pepe bc thats just how I've always had it. just don't ad too much pepe like i did. it was great the first day but we stored left overs in the fridge and by morning the pepe puffed up and really took over the soup. there wasn't enough liquid in it to call it soup anymore lol! it was sadly pepe surprise lol!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2012
Grandma's Butter Noodles
very good. I have made this quite a few times and everyone loves it! Hard to go back to boxed pastas. The buttery taste works well with a red sauce but not so much with an alfredo. I use my bread maker to mix it while I prepare the rest of dinner and it fits this recipe doubled (8 servings). I haven't tried letting it dry out a bit and rolling and cutting. I guess I've always done it the hard way and cut it all without rolling it. I used a pasta wheel for a fancy edge just bc it was easier than a pizza cutter and mine has two blades.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2012

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