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Home Town: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Salem, New Hampshire, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Jo's Rosemary Bread
Rosemary Roasted Turkey
Hiking in Shenandoah National Park, VA
About this Cook
I am a married mother of 3, married to husband of 32 years who loves my cooking. The kids are always amazed at what I can create from looking at a recipe. Unfortunately, none of them has inherited my love for cooking lol!! Hubby is also a great cook, and he is the grill master at our house - I do the marinating!!! :)
My favorite things to cook
Almost anything Italian. Fish is another thing I love to cook, mostly salmon and swordfish. I also like my bread machine!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Christmas at my parents' house. I try to bring a dish to these gatherings for everyone to try.
My cooking triumphs
Taking a recipe and tweaking it to my family's satisfaction. I know all their likes and dislikes, so I use that in coming up with what I can create.
My cooking tragedies
When 9 months pregnant, I was grilling ribs on the BBQ (never did it before!) and closed the lid, they cooked too long and were burnt to a crisp. Add to that I sat down in a lawn chair to ease my pregnant swollen feet and the chair collapsed, sending me to the ground and I had a hard time getting up. It's funny now, but wasn't then lol!!
Recipe Reviews 55 reviews
Marinade for Chicken
This was very good - I also cut the amounts in half. Forgot the parsley (even tho I did have some!) I wasn't too sure about it after it was made. I must say I used melted coconut oil (refined) instead of vegetable oil due to health benefits- when I added the cold ingredients (my Tamari (soy) sauce & worcestershire sauce) it caused the coconut oil to "gel" up. No problem tho once it went on the grill! I used it for boneless skinless chicken thighs - they were very tasty! Will definitely make it again!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2014
Italian Vegetable Soup
Made this today, except subbed ground bison for the beef (barely any fat!) and I doubled all ingredients. I don't understand how anyone said it was bland! I put in the exact amount of spices & it is very hearty! Maybe the bison added a better flavor?

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2012
Quinoa and Black Bean Chili
This was very good; I did add a can of fire roasted tomatoes to the crushed tomatoes because there wasn't enough liquid for the veggies I had in there. I also then added a small can of diced tomatoes (I like a chunkier sauce). Left out the jalapeno - don't really like them & I don't like things TOO spicy. That said, I ended up putting in too many chipotle peppers in the adobo sauce - that made it MUCH too spicy - fortunately I had put in LESS cumin & oregano than it called for. No one else in my family will eat, but I still like it - although too spicy, it's VERY good - I'll make it again though, keeping in mind not to overdo the chipotles!

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2012
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