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Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I grew up in a family of 14. My father really enjoyed cooking as a hobby. He would head to the kitchen at the end of a long day at work and create such wonderful meals. At 85 years old he still grows his own tomatoes and cooks up fresh spaghetti sauce every weekend.
My favorite things to cook
Love cooking breakfast. It forces me to really think outside the box.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A huge spread of varied appetizers and dips on Christmas Eve; Attending cooking classes with my adult daughters; Attending the Santa Fe NM "Souper Bowl" every year in support of the Food Depot; New tradition this year, attending the Santa Fe "Edible Art" tour where local artists are matched with local restaurants and you walk from gallery to gallery grazing and enjoying the art.
My cooking triumphs
Teaching my three daughter to enjoy cooking for themselves and others. Our favorite saying: "Learn to cook and you'll never starve."
My cooking tragedies
No such thing as cooking tragedies... only learning opportunities!
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Garlic Spinach Soup
I used dry ginger spice, added fresh sliced green onions and omitted the noodles. Served with a squeeze of lime and fresh cilantro on top. Gave it a Vietnamese spin.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2014
Sauceless Garden Lasagna
Excellent, with modifications for what I had on hand. Used low-fat mozzarella cheese, low-fat cottage cheese mixed with an egg, instead of feta. Shredded the zucchini. Didn't have spinach or mushrooms (wish I did) so used finely shredded carrots, celery and finely chopped green peppers. Added dry spices: Italian oregano herbs, basil and then topped dish with thinly sliced green onions & Parmesan cheese. Yummy and satisfying.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2013
Braised Chicken and Artichoke Hearts with Lemon, Cherry Peppers and Thyme
Go light on the red pepper flakes and add only half the broth for a hearty, but not too spicy dish.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2013
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