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Living In: Carlsbad, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Music
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Too Much Chocolate Cake
About this Cook
I am a 31 year old mom to a 9 year old, Nathan. I am recently married to a wonderful silician man name Paul who loves to eat! We live in Southern California. I am a FINRA registered assistant for a brokerage firm in Orange County.
My favorite things to cook
I am the BBQ master. I love marinades, and try alot of different ones, some homemade, and some storebought. One of the beauties of living is SoCal is being able to grill outdoors year round!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a traditional Italian family. My mom never cooked, so all of the things I have learned I have learned from my dad. He is more of a trial and error type of person, does not like recipes. Although that makes me nervous, it always turns out great!
My cooking triumphs
I consider anything that doesn't come out undercooked, overcooked, burnt, soggy or nasty a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I ever made cookies by myself, the recipe called for 1/2 tsp. of soda.Although I though that was a weird ingredient, I cracked open the can of coca-cola and put it in! ;)
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Pearl Baked Cream Onions
This is a little tedious to make because of the peeling of the onions, but that doesn't take any points off for me. With such few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand, it is a very flavorful dish. I served with chicken cordon bleu, but it would go good with pork or beef as well!

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2010
Mini Cheesecakes I
Such a versatile recipe! You can top with anything! I did use cherries as the recipe suggest on half, on the other half, I put a tad less cream cheese mixture in each cup and pressed a mini reeses PB cup in the middle. They were divine! these days, you can buy decorative mini cups ( I got mine at Michaels) in all sorts of patterns. These would be very easy for a party or get together, they are perfect to pop in your mouth and would be a big hit!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2010
Potato and Shiitake Mushroom Gratin
This was great and will probably become a Holiday potato dish. I did not add any thyme or rosemary (not a fan of either of these spices) and only used half the recommend mushrooms (1 pre-sliced pack of baby bellas) and it was still delicious. Next time I will bake a little bit longer so it is crustier on top!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2010
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