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Home Town: Waterford, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Walking
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Shrimp kisses
About this Cook
I've been married for almost 10 years. We have a 6 year old adorable little girl and a precious 4 year old little boy. I'm a registered dietitian and freelance nutrition writer. I have loved everything about food since I can remember--cooking it, baking it, eating it, buying it, giving it, reading about it, etc.
My favorite things to cook
Mostly desserts---love to bake cakes and cookies, cupcakes and more. Like to cook too, just not as much, but like it alot better when the recipe turns out yummy as so many from this site do!
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a little girl I would bake with my grandmother. I think that's what started my interest. Then as I got older traditions with my mom like baking all kinds of different cookies and bars at Christmas and making homemade spaghetti sauce every Sunday.
My cooking triumphs
Mostly have been my "firsts". Feel very accomplished after my first loaf of bread or first layer cake with scratch frosting, first pie from scratch. Etc.
My cooking tragedies
No major tragedies just forgetting ingredients a couple of times---tends to be eggs for some reason. A pumpkin pie without eggs that was pumpkin "soup" and my grandfather ate anyway and a cake without eggs that just crumbled into a million pieces.
Recipe Reviews 151 reviews
Italian Bread Bowls
Delicious!!! Made just as recipe says, used bread machine and it was a bit much so I had to stir a few times and then cover with a damp towel when it rose higher than lid. 8 was great. Used for pepperoni pizza soup and then sliced a couple extra to have along side dinner the next couple of nights. Great flavor Can't say enough about how much I loved this recipe

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2015
Ricotta Cheese Pancakes
DELICIOUS! I've never made these before because, to be honest, ricotta cheese in pancakes didn't sound that good, but had some leftover ricotta so thought I'd give it a try. WOW, am I glad. I prefer real, whole foods, so I did use sugar and real egg. Added a splash of vanilla. Forgot to try whole wheat flour. This does make just a small amount, I doubled for myself and 2 kids, but if husband was home, would probably quadruple. Oh, and I added a couple of splashes of milk at end to thin just a bit.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 25, 2014
Quick Chicken Piccata
Delicious and super easy. Just don't overdo the lemon juice. Served with rice cooked in chicken stock

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2014

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