MANDIRAMA00 Profile - (18316003)

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Home Town: West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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My cat, Chicken
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Anything with tomato sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and I used to make a huge pasta salad for any summer family get-together. We would start it the night before, letting the pasta cook while we sat at the table, slicing the vegetables and chatting. Then we'd add the dressing and seasoning and let it sit overnight. Another douse of dressing in the morning, and it was ready to go.
My cooking triumphs
The day I made my own tomato sauce. My landlord gave me a basket of tomatoes from the garden, and I made a very basic tomato sauce. Even though my husband didn't like it (he thought it was too sweet), I LOVED it! My newest cooking triumphs include chicken parmigiana (I've never cooked chicken, so this was a big deal for me), manicotti and meatballs.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Party Italian Wedding Soup
This makes a LOT!! But it's really yummy!!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 1, 2007
Margarita Cake
I used a silicon bundt pan for the first time -- didn't know to vary the cooking time/temp -- and ended up burning it! Then I wised up and made cupcakes out of it, and they were FABULOUS!! Everybody loved them!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 1, 2007
Cheesy Stuffed Shells
My husband LOVES this recipe. Works great for manicotti, too!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2006

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