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Living In: Broad Brook, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love to cook, changing recipes in little bits to suit the season's abundance.
My favorite things to cook
hors d'oeuvres are my expertise, but one pot meals are my new passion. I am anxious to insure all we purchase is consumed and the prices are right for a family of 2.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I start with Irish-American and CT shore cuisine and will try almost anything, including favorites I learned in Indonesia and beyond.
My cooking triumphs
I don't know if I could declare a triumph...I compete and cook with my sister and our mother and I learn from every exchange. New favorites shared with family and friends are always popping up the exchange and are most enjoyable. If I were professional I would be a saucier.
My cooking tragedies
Baking. I am simply not a baked dessert gal. fter many attempts I will the cakes and cookies to the experts around me.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Porcini Pork Tenderloin
This recipe is amazing! I did not alter it one iota and it was perfect. the sauce is sophisticated and suitable for the most gracious entertaining. Thank you!

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2007
Penne and Vodka Sauce
I know the pancetta is the key but this recipe is best suited of the vodka sauces to taste rich after adapting it for vegetarians. I used it with 4 cheese ravioli, no pancetta, for a spectacular quick dish. The first time I made it I didn't cut the recipe down so I shared the rest with my neighbors for a rave review reheat. The proportions are just right for a tasty sauce that won't dominate a star pasta. Other members of the family use this recipe first to compliment lobster ravioli. Delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2005
Roasted Eggplant and Mushrooms
Surprisingly robust this was not. To salvage my ingredients, which were swimming sadly tasteless water, I extended the roasting time another 20 minutes. When that failed I got creative...I added a quarter of a cup of freshly chopped herbs: rosemary, thyme and basil; and 12 coursely chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, with a tablespoon of their oil. I spread this new mixture across the bottom of a large lasagna pan and roasted under the broiler for 10 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Now it is robust, not runny. Works well with feta cheese and is an excellent compliment to the other garden vegetable filling my basket just now.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2005

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