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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: North Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Me & My Hubby
About this Cook
My weight has been all over the map over the years. In 2003, when I first met my husband, I was my slimmest as an adult at 120lbs. Rather than eating healthfully, however, I wasn't eating much at all. Over the last 7 yrs, we've both steadily put on weight - darn you, love! - and are looking for a healthier lifestyle. We love food, we love wine & we love to cook - we just need to find that balance b/w enjoying delicious food w/ nutritious choices!
My favorite things to cook
Grilled marinated eggplant, grilled meats, various stews and soups in our crock pot, ANYTHING with lots of garlic and/or cheese.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a kid, Christmas time meant baking LOTS of cookies - kolaczkis, seven-layer bars, Russian tea cakes, nut cookie tartlets, almond crescents, rosettes, and so many others - it was the one time of year that the whole family helped in the kitchen, and no one got in trouble for making a mess!
My cooking triumphs
COQ AU VIN - used a combination of ideas from different recipes and was floored by how delish it was! Also, made PASTITSIO from scratch for my family and there was all kinds of "Mmm-mmm"ing.
My cooking tragedies
Nearly set the house on fire burning popcorn on the stovetop.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Tofu Parmigiana
My husband made this the other night. (So, man friendly - lol.) I came home from work and the house smelled divinely of garlic! (I'm sure he used more than the recipe dictated.) It was SO delicious. Didn't miss meat or noodles one bit. A HUGE keeper!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2013
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs
Super simple & virtually fool proof. Follow rib cooking instrux & doctored up my own sauce. This will be a staple. Added large diced sweet potatoes to the bottom of the crock and served mashed as a side! Fabulous!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2011
A Simply Perfect Roast Turkey
I was strictly looking for time & temp instrux, & as usual, slow&low is the way 2 go! Mine took slightly longer than 4 hrs & I jacked up to 400 toward the end for crispy skin, but still VERY juicy. I used Tony Chachere's cajun seasoning in lieu of S&P. Also, I prefer my dressing baked outside of the bird & stuffed the cavity with an onion, celery stalk & carrot.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2010
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