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Stephanie Domines

Stephanie Domines
Home Town: Socal, California, USA
Living In: Southern Cali, California, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Ice Cream time!
Pensive Avalon
Roof Party
Yuck to Mcdonald's
About this Cook
I've always liked to cook and my dad was my inspiration, we would always want to know what we both were cooking that day (eating sardines with mustard on crackers is one of my fav childhood memories with my dad ) He was 100% irish and my mom is 100% mexican so I have a few great family recipes. My grandmother always made her rice and beans from scratch. I can still hear and smell the spanish rice sizzling and steam filling up the house. My father and I had some of the most amazing dinners in little italy nyc and sf. The linguine and clams in little italy was his favorite and I will never forget the "Ole ship" british pub. We always had a garden growing up and come from a great lineage of cooks so since having babies it's become so important to me to pass on those traditions of healthy eating but to also teach them to enjoy the whole process of growing food, picking up seasonal ingredients, and cooking from scratch. My goal/dream is to have a little sustainable community to live :)
My favorite things to cook
The whole Thanksgiving meal! I've had my recipe for turkey and homemade stuffing and homemade gravy for years. It's my favorite thing to cook every year. I don't stray from my classics but I like to add new veggie dishes every year.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Going to the different farmer's markets. My babies like to sample and be the taste-testers to try new things...then come home and come up with a dish with the great new finds of the season. My 2 year olds' favorite are the indian-blood peaches of summer (hard to find but sooo delicious!)
My cooking triumphs
I have a few :) Green bean casserole from scratch, making the fried shallots and homemade mushroom soup, tastes completely different from the usual but so much better
My cooking tragedies
Baking. I'm a cook not a good baker at all! I tried making an organic apple pie, it was so gross. Not sure I will try that again... but I like the ginger muffins I make
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Pizza
I've made this several times now and I think it's one of the best pizza recipes ever. I also cut the amount of gorgonzola in half (just to not overpower guests with this, not everyone is a fan of blue cheese flavor) and add mozzarella first, then the onions and top with the gorgonzola. I just french cut the onion, no need to cut super thin or dice, they shrink down a lot and I use half olive oil and butter when sauteing onions and whole wheat dough from fresh & easy and it's just as good!! A hit everytime

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2011
Garlic Asparagus with Lime
This is how I make asparagus now, def use lime and not substitute for lemon or will be too vinegary. Love it

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2011
Double Tomato Bruschetta
I was skeptical on how good this was going to be because of all the high ratings...this was such a perfect bruschetta. I love that the sun-dried tomatoes give a tiny extra zing. It was eaten right after making it and everyone continued on with tortilla chips after the bread ran out! I want to make this for a shower I've been asked to cook for and so thank you to another reviewer for stating it may of been too garlicky making it the night before

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2011

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