LYNNIEMILANO Profile - (18749996)

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Home Town: Kensington, Maryland, USA
Living In: Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books
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Pirate ship birthday cake
Summer 2008
Summer 2007
My mini bakers...
About this Cook
I'm a fulltime manager as well as a fulltime mom. I use cooking to interact with my kids (as well as to satisfy my cravings!)
My favorite things to cook
We like to make cookies and we're always looking for interesting (but kid-friendly) one dish and pressure cooker meals
My favorite family cooking traditions
Most of my family's favorites are hand-me-downs from my mother: angel food cake, classic cheesecake, bread. Lately I've developed some additional expertise in finger foods - I've become the "Antipasto Expert" for potluck meals with my husband's family.
My cooking triumphs
I made nine cakes for my son's baptism party (many in advance, some the day of) and they all held up great despite the outdoor reception in 90 degree heat!
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to mention...
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Made these following the recipe exactly but these did not go over well with my family. Reheating the mashed potatoes in the slow cooker was a great idea but the recipe itself really did nothing for us. For my tastes it was too rich but at the same time very bland. Will use the slow cooker technique in the future but will stick with my own basic mashed potatoes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 31, 2013
Slow Cooker Pernil Pork
I've made this several times already, following the recipe almost exactly (substituted regular chili powder for ground ancho chile pepper) and everyone loves it! I slice the pork into chops and shred after cooking. I usually serve this with mashed or roasted potatoes and a green vegetable. Highly recommend!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2012
Ellen's Lemon Zucchini Bread
Excellent bread with strong lemon flavor! I used 1 cup brown sugar with 1/2 cup white sugar and fresh lemon juice instead of extract. Loved the sugar finish on the loaves. Next time will substitute most/all oil with applesauce to lighten it up a bit. My kids loved it - definitely a keeper!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2012
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