DeeDidIt Profile - (19825834)


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Member Since: Jun. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I love political sciences, news, documentaries and cooking shows! Both parents are Italian so I grew up with some wonderful food, all homemade. I'm finally collecting my folks' recipes & those of wonderful cooks I've found on
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Italian family was close-knit & when I was growing up we lived in very close proximity to one another. Both my parents are wonderful cooks so we kids had little desire to cook as mom & dad were a dynamic duo in the kitchen! On Sundays aunts, uncles, grandparents all came together for huge feasts.
My cooking triumphs
Making my parents homemade pizza, biscotti, stuffed peppers and lasagna recipes.
My cooking tragedies
Pizzelle iron cookies - used the wrong type of butter - what a wreck! The 2nd time I used my slow cookier I erroneously put it on low & tried to cook something that required 5 hours on high...yikes!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Yam Casserole
4.75 Stars! A little sweet but it was a nice alternative to regular old yam recipes. Only change I made was as another poster suggested, I used Rice Crispies vs. Frosted Corn Flakes. A huge hit with the family.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 7, 2011
Anise Walnut Biscotti
DELICIOUS! KEY NOTE: dough is very sticky so I allow for a bowl w/1 or 1.25 cups add'tl flour on the side for my hands when working the dough. They still turned out wonderfully. I gave it 5 stars even though I altered it because both my parents are from 100% Italian families & these cookies were much better than our family recipe. Ours are always so hard they should be dunked in coffee. These were cookie-ish yet firm & were a huge hit at my Italian family at Thanksgiving. I followed ingredients as indicated minus the anise (not a fan of anise) and once basic recipe was completed, I split into two batches. Batch 1 Almond Biscotti: I added 1.5 t pure almond extract & almonds. Batch 2 Maple Walnut Biscotti: 2 t immitation maple & chopped walnuts. Baking times differ just keep an eye on them. Once cooled I added white & dark chocolate. Yummy!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 7, 2011
Oven Roasted Potatoes
Thanks for sharing JMRYGH! I'm sure this recipe would be delicious as is but after reading many reviews, I tweaked to my tastes. Did the following: Peeled & Diced Russett Potatoes & Chopped Baby Carrots in halves. In Ziploc Coated with: 2 parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil to 1 part Wesson Oil. minced garlic, sea salt, fresh crushed black pepper, rosemary, dill, a dash of lemon. Put a big 14" Chef Todd English Green Pan in the oven & preheated to 475 degrees. Tossed the veggies in ziploc bag really well and added to heated pan. Heating the pan helped to sear the bottom layer (I had a full pan of diced & had to do something to quicken the cooking). I'll try the exact recipe next time! I always wanted to try these type of potatoes! Yummy

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2011

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