Renatae Profile - (19034947)

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Home Town: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA
Living In: Chicagoland, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian
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About this Cook
I've gone through many cooking stages. Didn't know how to cook when married and worked evenings as a newlywed, so easy was key for me. After leaving the workforce, I had an interest in learning more about cooking and doing more things from scratch. Now I'm a senior citizen and often must choose easy over scratch, but there are a lot more flavorful options out there to make things easier.
My favorite things to cook
My favorites are old family recipes from my maternal grandmother, my husband's mother, my mother, and everyone's in-laws. My mother-in-law was an excellent cook and invented a lot of her own recipes. Anytime someone cooks something I find wonderful, I never hesitate to ask for the recipe.
My cooking triumphs
Lasagne, a very old recipe for Macaroni Salad, my mother-in-law's Eggplant Casserole, and "Sinkers," great potato rolls.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to cook fried chicken - raw on the inside and burnt on the outside! It went flying, literally!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Mama Moe's Scalloped Potatoes
It's really tiresome to read "reviews" by people who haven't tried a dish because they think it has too many calories, fat or whatever. The food police need to learn that if they don't like the nutritional values, they are perfectly free to NOT make a recipe, but they have no business giving a recipe they have not even tried a poor rating.

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2013
Fettuccini Alfredo With Sausage
This is a wonderful recipe! The flavor is excellent and the sauce comes together easily without clumping or separating. There is no reason to add cornstarch, or make any alterations except for personal taste. The sauce is a great consistency as is. I made this exactly as specified, and it is a new family favorite. I used Locatelli, as called for in the recipe. Thank you so much, ANGCHICK, for introducing me to this wonderfully flavored cheese! This recipe would not be nearly so good with Parmesan, Romano, or similar substitute cheese. Locatelli has a full-bodied flavor the other cheeses lack. I later purchased another brand of pecorino romano, and in side by side taste comparison, while it was good as well, it was not as good as the Locatelli, in my opinion. I would not change a thing about this recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 3, 2012
Beef on Weck
Thanks so much for the method of making "weck" from "no weck!" I surely miss those Weck rolls from Buffalo! Now I don't have to feel deprived!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2012

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