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Christina


Christina
 
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Living In: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Jun. 2, 2014 10:49 am 
Updated: Jun. 3, 2014 5:21 pm
With the summer months FINALLY here (YAY!), it's nice to find delicious, easy recipes for the grill. This month's sponsor is Reynolds brand, and they've come up with some really awesome grilling recipes that will keep your kitchen cool and you looking like a rock star! I tried two recipes (so… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
Hi Everyone! My name is Christina and I live in Pittsburgh (born and raised here) with my husband, Jim (we have been married for 11 years), my son Gabriel (he is 7), and our twin baby girls born June 22, 2011, Abby and Ally. I love cooking and sharing recipes and have a pretty extensive cookbook/recipe collection. I think my love of cooking comes from my mom and dad. We are definately a family that loves to cook (AND EAT!). I also enjoy watching hockey, LET'S GO PENS!, walking, crocheting and doing crafts. I am looking forward to meeting alot of new people here, and sharing tips and ideas.
My favorite things to cook
EVERYTHING! I love trying new things and we are not a picky family, so anything goes!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just cook with love and patience. I am 1/2 Italian and 1/2 Lebanese, so we have tons of family traditions.
My cooking triumphs
When I was maybe 12 years old, I had a dinner party for some close neighbors and I made stuffed shrimp, homemade gnocchi with sauce, salad, homemade croissants and creme caramel for dessert. I was so proud of myself. When I cook and I can see the look of enjoyment on the people I am servings faces, that is a triumph all in itself.
My cooking tragedies
None that I can recall, LOL!
Recipe Reviews 1666 reviews
Toasted Coconut Yellow Rice for Rice Cookers
Very Good! I do not own a rice cooker, so I just did this on the stove and that worked out great. We really enjoyed the coconut flavor, and loved the addition of the toasted coconut on top. I would make this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Mar. 1, 2015
Jillena's Crab Hush Puppies
These were pretty good, but a little too heavy for us. I only had a cheap-y can of crab, so I used that and also added in some chopped pickled jalapenos to the mix, which was a nice addition. These were very easy to mix up and held their shape nicely. I just wish they were a little lighter...Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2015
Quick and Easy Hush Puppies
As written, these are too wet to hold their shape in the oil (I tried, lol), so adding some flour to the mix to thicken it up is the perfect remedy (for a 1/2 recipe I think I added between 1/3 and 1/2 cup flour, but judge for yourself)! These are VERY tasty and light, just like proper hush puppies should be, IMO. I did halve the recipe, but still used 1 teaspoon each of the garlic and onion powders, which gave these great flavor. I will def be making these again! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2015
 
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