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!
Recipe Reviews 1637 reviews
Christmas Fruitcake
Delicious! My first attempt at making fruitcake and it was a hit w/ everyone. I used a mix of raisins, figs, candied cherries, cranberries, and dried pineapple. Mine only got to sit for about 1 week, but it was still yummy! I also made one that wasn't soaked in rum after baking (for my son), and I liked that even better, but hubby and my dad like the rum soaked cake the best. I will def be making this every Christmas from now on~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2014
Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men
Perfect! This is the first time that I made 'real' gingerbread cookies and these were delicious! The kids had so much fun decorating and eating them...this is a keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2014
Chocolate Cherry Biscotti
FANTASTIC! I have to admit that I have not had good luck making biscotti in the past, but figured I would try this recipe b/c it sounded so good...They turned out perfectly!!!!! My only change was to use maraschino cherries instead of candied. Next time I make these, I may make the logs smaller to produce a smaller biscotti, b/c I just like a smaller cookie. This is def a new go-to recipe for can basically add in anything, and I plan to try other flavor combos, though this was a definite favorite. A keeper, for sure~YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2014
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