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Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am a passionate Italian foodie and a confirmed recipe-aholic. After much prodding, I have finally jumped into the blogosphere and started a recipe blog where I can indulge in my love of baking and cooking and where I can share all my family favorites with family and friends. You can find a treasure trove of my favorite recipes on Stop by and visit!
My favorite things to cook
There is literally nothing I don't like to cook with the exception of liver and onions! I still can't understand why something that smells so good cooking tastes so bad.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking my family's favorite dishes/desserts at every holiday throughout the year. There are so many it would take way more than 1,000 characters to describe them all but here's just a few: my special turkey stuffing at Thanksgiving, sweet potato casserole with apples on T day, my chocolate mousse truffle cake on special birthdays, molten chocolate cakes with chocolate mint sauce on Valentine's Day, pecan pie with its secret ingredient for holidays and my husband's birthday (it's his favorite), swan cream puffs for special dinners and occasions--and many, many more!
My cooking triumphs
I've been cooking for close to 50 years, so there have been many!
My cooking tragedies
The biggest "tragedy" was when I spilled half of my husband's special 50th birthday dinner on the floor when the pan was too heavy for me to carry! There was barely enough left for us to eat!!
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Muffin Pan Frittatas
I love mini frittatas although, being Italian, frittata means that one of the ingredients is usually small diced potatoes. Without the potatoes, it's more of a quiche.

32 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 28, 2013
My recipe is very similar except instead of 12 oz. of tequila, it is split up into 6 oz. of tequila and 6 oz. of triple sec. You really need that hit of citrus flavor. Also, instead of the water, I use crushed ice. The margarita is stronger--at least at first. Everyone who has ever had this margarita asks for the recipe! I've posted it on my blog.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 9, 2013
Quinoa Pilaf with Shredded Chicken
Quinoa is protein rich and a great way to counter-balance carbs in this side dish.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2013
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