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Kim's Cooking Now!


Kim's Cooking Now!
 
Home Town: Little Chute, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Turkey Avocado Panini
Salami, Cream Cheese, and Pepperoncini Roll Ups
Caprese Appetizer
Easy Garlic Escargots
Laurie's Amaretto Mousse Cheesecake
  
Antipasto Platter from Margherita® Meats
Honey Walnut Shrimp
Fajita Seasoning
Vitamina (made into ice cream)
About this Cook
My husband and I have been married for 18 years. We have two beautiful children, a daughter (16) and a son (15). I grew up in Wisconsin, the youngest of 7 children. I work full-time in the printing industry, from the comforts of my home. My husband is from Italy, from a town called Aprilia, which is about 30 minutes from Rome. I learned a lot about Italian cooking from his mother. She came to stay with us for 7 months when each of our children were born. My husband and I both enjoy cooking, and we prepare meals at home 6-7 nights a week. One of us usually runs the kids to their activities, and the other stays home and cooks. We make a great team! Check out my blog at www.kimscookingnow.com
My favorite things to cook
I have a major sweet tooth and love to bake! Muffins, breads, cookies, cakes. My husband bakes homemade bread a couple of times a week. We eat a LOT of pasta, and enjoy making fresh pasta for Sunday dinner as a special treat!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was a young girl, my job was to do most of the candy and cookie making around the holidays. I still make the same things I made when I was a little girl, and am trying to hand down these traditions to my children as well. Every Thanksgiving, I make a big traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Both of our families live far away, so we always invite our friends or neighbors over to share this meal.
My cooking triumphs
Too many to count. Probably making yeast breads. After a couple of failures, I finally got it right.
Recipe Reviews 475 reviews
Freezer Slaw
I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago. We had some for dinner the day I made it, and I liked it. I put the rest in the freezer, and was so curious to find out what it would be like after having been frozen. I thawed it out for dinner last night, and served it with our Turkey Avocado Paninis (also from this site). No one in my family cared for this after having been frozen. It was soggy (even after draining all the liquid) and limp. I tried adding a little mayo to it, to see if that would help, but it only made it worse. It ended up in the garbage. I would give it 4 stars before freezing, but 1 star after being frozen - so I'm settling on 2 stars, considering it's supposed to be "freezer slaw".

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Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2015
Turkey Avocado Panini
Really good sandwich! I don't have a panini press, so I just placed our 4 sandwiches on my cast iron griddle and placed my baking stone on top. Only took a couple of minutes to get some nice grill marks. The kids said I put too many peppers on them (note to myself for next time - go sparingly with the peppers)!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2015
Salami, Cream Cheese, and Pepperoncini Roll-Ups
These were a tasty little appetizer, and so quick and easy to make. I used a pre-sliced salami this time, but next time I will get it from the deli and have them slice it a little thicker, or slice it myself.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2015
 
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