CHRISPENTINA Profile - (1620842)

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Home Town: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I have two 6'4" teenage boys and they are ALWAYS hungry. They love their Mom's home I try to find new recipes to change things up. Plus, I adore eating and trying new things. That's why I love All Recipes!
My favorite things to cook
General Tso's Chicken!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year for the holidays we grill our turkey. It's been a tradition ever since my husband and I got married almost 25 years ago. I don't even know if I could bake a turkey in the oven! I've NEVER tried it!
My cooking triumphs
Making good gravy!
My cooking tragedies
Boiling the eggs dry one day...yuck...smells like burnt fingernails and the smell takes a LONG time to leave the house!
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls
Well, these are pretty fantastic. I used my kitchen aid bread dough hook, worked perfectly. I even put another 1/4 cup butter in the dough, but it still tasted great! Glazed em with orange glaze. My 16 year old ate three and thought I was a god. Only was to talk him into getting started on his homework early today! Thanks for sharing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2008
Best Ziti Ever
Rating again....GREAT! Family still loves it, and made it for the masses...awesome! Thanks again for a fab recipe! Yum!!!!!!!! I fed numerous neighbor kids...the family, and a couple of other neighbors that stopped by for a glass of I did add a whole chopped onion, some mushrooms, and some garlic (about 3 cloves)...this IS the recipe...I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta and will do so next time too! I'm making that when the in-laws come next week...thanks SO much!!!!!

39 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2008
Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake
My cake came out undone in the center as well...I made this EXACTLY like the recipe. I'm making two for a party, so I baked the first one JUST to I'll make a second one and follow another reviewer's suggestion of more brown suger, less pineapple juice...and baked longer...then we'll see if it works. Looks beautiful and I'm SURE it'll get eaten! Once I've tasted and baked the other, I'll review again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2008
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