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Home Town: Srq, Florida, USA
Living In: Sarasota, Florida, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Joined the ranks of the unemployed this year.... but finding great economical recipes that taste better than the fancy places we used to eat!
My favorite things to cook
so far crepes gateau, fabby red meat sauce and white bechamel sauce... yummy... it took and entire day to make. But it turned out perfect. (1st time I ever made crepes.. now they are a staple)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom used to make 2-3 dozen cookies every day from Thanksgiving until Christmas for me and my 9 bro's and sisters, plus bus drivers, teachers, neighbors, friends & church members.... etc & everyone LOVED them (and her!)
My cooking triumphs
when i found the "secret" to shrimp scampi that tastes like carrabbas!
My cooking tragedies
usually bread ... the whole yeast/salt flour thing is a mystery to me... why does it sometimes come out great? other times it's just hot bread still yummy but a little flat :-O) pppfffttt... rasp*
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Baked Spinach
Use 2 cups milk, cook spinach & drain,add 1 cup feta, sub mozzarella instead of cheddar ,mix all ingredients except breadcrumbs and butter.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2014
The Best Meatballs
I think the recipe is written incorrectly.i made changes based on other reviewers suggestions For1 pound of ground beef I use 1/2 cup freshly made dried breadcrumbs, one egg and 3/4 cup milk. I add 1/2 cup chopped spinach in place of parsley., add cheese, seasonings, mix together, then roll 1/3 cup meatballs - place on EVOO baking sheet bake @ 350 40-45 minutes. Great to freeze- quick meatball sandwich w red sauce.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2013
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
This recipe has all the ingredients, but lacks the soul of a fabulous cookie if prepped as written. Here's my changes: 1st beat egg light and fluffy..rinse beaters and dry. Then cream butter; Start w warm butter and brown sugar, you should use high power then cream white sugar. Should take several minutes to cream..... . Scrape sides of bowl often to eliminate granules. Add peanut butter and blend well .finally add egg and beat to mix SIFT dry ingredients together, add a little at a time. Mix slowest speed until just blended I baked at 375 for 6 minutes. Cookies did not look done, but left on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transferred onto hard surface to cool. This seals in the moisture resulting In a crispy crunch and chewy delicious smooth pb taste!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2012

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