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Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm your average middle-aged married floral designer; we live about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA. I have a son who is quite an adventurous eater...he's only 8 this year (2009), but he loves artichokes, crab, anchovies, capers, mushrooms, etc., etc.!
My favorite things to cook
I love the old-fashioned heirloom recipes that have been handed down from my grandma, good ol' farm stick-to-your-ribs comfort foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make corned beef & cabbage every St. Patrick's Day (my maiden name is O'Leary!); We canned every summer growing up, and my sisters & I still do; My husband & son help me make 5 gallons of refrigerator pickles (my Uncle Ronnie's recipe) every summer to give away to family & friends.
My cooking triumphs
Since I grew up in Pittsburgh, I was very proud of myself when I learned to make stuffed cabbage!
My cooking tragedies
When I was around 14, I decided to make popcorn balls. The recipe called for 1/2 tsp. vinegar, but I thought it said 1/2 cup (oops!). Also discovered (that same day) that you shouldn't put unpopped popcorn kernels down the garbage disposal (my dad almost killed me!).
Recipe Reviews 58 reviews
Garlic and Parmesan Chicken Wings
SO GOOD! I'm sure to make these again & again! I'm really picky with wings; they have to be cooked thoroughly...loved the parboiling method.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2013
Chicken Enchiladas I
My family & I loved this dish! I've never made enchiladas before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I guess I didn't cook it down long enough (a bit soupy), so I just filled the tortillas with a slotted spoon, mixed the left-over "gravy" with the taco sauce, then poured over all, topped with cheese, and baked as directed. Thank you for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2013
Anchovy Linguine
This was so yummy, fast, and easy! I made this for Ash Wednesday, and my family loved it. I can see having it as is, or adding capers, shrimp, clams, mussels, etc. to jazz it up. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2013
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