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Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Living In: Madison, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I'm a 47 year old married mother of 5. I've been married to my husband Joe for 26 years. He is an ER Nurse. I stay home and take care of our home and 4 boys and 1 girl. Our children are 21, 19, 16, 14 and 10. I told my husband if he bought me a house I would cook rather than going out. We bought our home 11 years ago and I haven't stopped cooking since. I am a cookbook/recipe junkie. I like to try new things. I'm a pretty good cook if I do say so myself and have also been told. We recently found out that our No. 3 son has Juvenile Diabetes...so I guess I'll be learning some more new ways of cooking!
My favorite things to cook
Easy Stuff!! I can cook everything except chinese food. I love going out for Chinese, so I don't try to master it at home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve dinner and treats for special occasions. I make, what I call Turtle Pretzels and my daughter Olivianna helps me. We have been making them together since she could climb on a chair.
My cooking triumphs
Where should I start. Just kidding. I make some mean Danish Cheese Squares, Rolo Cookies and Turtle Pretzels. I make spaghetti sauce (homemade) just like my mothers, at least I think so, pretty good. I'm known for my Chicken and Dumplings and Chicken Paprikash, with dumplings from scratch also mastered fried chicken! I recently started creating my own recipes, my "Dori's Tender Tips" have become a nationwide favorite with family scattered all over the map.
My cooking tragedies
It used to be PORK LOIN! Not tenderlion. The boneless roast.....dry!! I've gotten better :)
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Simon and Garfunkel Pot Roast
I made this tonight.. loved it. Good old fashioned chuck roast dinner. I removed the meat (which I doubled, but kept the gravy and seasoning the same)and kept it warm and found the gravy to be kinda thin and bland, so I seasoned it with some beef base, onion powder, salt and pepper. Then thickened it, on high, with some flour and water. Two thumbs up by my family!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2012
Italian Spinach Sausage Pie
This is one of my family's favorite meals! Very easy and even people who are not fans of spinach or sausage LOVE IT! I want to bring it to events to share its so good! One big tip, LET IT REST when it's done, it will firm up! I would say at least 15 min. to 1/2 hour. Also, this would be even better (if possible) with a side of spaghetti or pizza sauce.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2012
Italian Sausage Soup
Mmmmmmm.. nice and flavorful and oh so easy! I love cooking like this. I switched up the beans to Navy beans, we like a smaller bean, I thought about using diced italian tomatoes instead of the stewed, but so far I've stuck with the stewed. Wonderful aroma too!! I cannot make enough of this soup and have shared this recipe over and over!! Best soup I've ever eaten!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2012

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