Christina Profile - (10416666)


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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!
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Drunken Mussels
Beyond delicious! I was a little short on the wine, so I just used what I had and they turned out great. This is a definite keeper~YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Sep. 26, 2014
J.W.'s Pepper and Mozzarella Casserole
Delicious! I had a bounty of hot banana peppers to use up, so I used those, 1 green pepper and 1/2 each of red and yellow pepper that needed to be used up. I also had an 8 oz. pkg. of sliced fresh mushrooms to use up, so I used those in place of the canned. I sauteed all the veggies in a tiny bit of evoo and a heavy spray of PAM cooking spray, and that worked great. I seasoned the veggies w/ some s&p while they were cooking. I transferred the mixture to my casserole dish and poured the sauce over, then topped w/ some cheese (did not use as much, as we are trying to eat healthier). This was so tasty! I served it alongside steak and roasted red potatoes, but I do agree, this would be awesome over pasta. I was glad to find a new, healthy veggie side...a keeper, for sure~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2014
Jalapeno-Blue Cheese Burgers
We LOVED these! I only had a little over 3/4 pound of ground beef, so I adjusted the ingredients accordingly. I got 3 nice burgers out of it. These had great flavor, and I didn't find them too spicy at all (I was using the end of the garden jalapenos, so they may not have been as hot). I really liked the blue cheese in this...we topped them w/ the swiss and served them on whole wheat sandwich thins along w/ onion, tomato and pickles...Nice! I will def make these again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2014
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