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Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Orlando, Florida, USA
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Photography, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Grew up in an italian home where my parents cooked dinner every night. It's inspired me as I get older and settle down to get myself in the kitchen and I'm loving it. Big fan of bold, robust flavors - and I can mince garlic like a pro! :) About to take night classes at the local culinary institute (we have several in Orlando). Everyone tells me that as an IT guy, I've missed my calling in the kitchen! Well time to find out!
My favorite things to cook
Italian anything, homemade pasta, mexican, stir frys, garlic garlic, GARLIC - anything BOLD and adventurous. Also way into modern-Mediterranean right now. Kind of a new thing but think Chicken Kiev stuffed with feta, sun dried tomatoes, olives, and fresh chopped basil coated in panko and and baked to perfection. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's famous lasagna. She actually used to sell this through QVC before she retired. I am sworn to secrecy on this one but it's great.
My cooking triumphs
I made lasagna for 30 once. I smelled like a Mofia housewife for weeks after that stint! :)
My cooking tragedies
Was broiling these delicious steaks at a friend's dinner party. OOPS - put the oven on CLEAN cycle and it locked and wouldn't open for 30 minutes after literally incinerating the $100 worth of steaks. We had pizza that night.
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Mai Tai
Tastes just like all the mai tai's I've had on vacations! And very easy to make. Agree with everyone else to add equal amounts of the rums... Very tasty! Thanks for sharing.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 20, 2014
Strawberry-Gin Cocktail
The perfect cocktail for a hot day. Not too sweet, not too tart, and the basil adds everything to this drink! Florida strawberries are in season now and we bought a bunch of lemons and a BIG bottle of good gin just to make many, many more of these. Thank you for sharing - this is our go-to "summer cocktail" now!!!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 7, 2014
Triple Berry Crisp
I love to cook but have never really gotten into baking/deserts. I had to make a desert for a pot-luck and decided to give this a whirl (plus all the berries were 1/2 price at the store that week!!) Came out absolutely fantastic (followed recipe to a T except I melted the butter in the microwave first). Whole group ate this up (should have made two in retrospect!). You can't mess this up and it tastes sooooo good! Thanks for making me look like I can bake. :)

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Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2014
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