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Living In: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Mommy and Adam, being silly.
About this Cook
I've lived in Boston (almost) all my life, I'm a proud mom of my two-year-old son, and I'm really loving trying to figure out new ways for getting hubby, myself, and baby to eat new, healthy things together!
My favorite things to cook
Anything Greek or spicy!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We're both first-generation Greek-Americans, so my husband & I both grew up eating a mostly Greek diets. I love getting together with my family on Sundays - the women cook & clean, and the men eat & watch TV. Maybe old-fashioned, but we don't usually mind!
My cooking triumphs
Hosting a Memorial Day BBQ where my guest list got out of control - 50 in my tiny backyard! But everything came out great, and everything was homemade - and by some miracle, there was just enough food for everyone! We also just hosted our first Greek Easter for our families, with the whole lamb and all. It was fabulous!
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to list, but the biggest would be buying a huge piece of wild salmon for $50, and overcooking it so much that it had to be thrown out.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
PHILADELPHIA Vanilla Mousse Cheesecake
Delicious! I made this to bring to a family gathering, and everyone loved it. I whipped my own cream (with vanilla and a tiny bit of powdered sugar), since cool whip is too sweet for my taste, and I used a sweet topping anyway: I spread canned blueberry pie filling instead of fresh berries on the finished dessert. So yummy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2012
Best Steak Marinade in Existence
Everyone really loved this. By some miracle, I actually had all the ingredients on hand, except I used fresh garlic and fresh parsley. I also didn't blend the marinade - I just left it chunky. I marinated boneless pork loin chops for about 24 hours, flipping a couple of times, then we grilled them. They were fantastic.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2012
World's Best Lasagna
Crack on a plate. This is amazing. I make this about once a month for my boys, and there are almost never enough leftovers for lunch the next day. I crush the fennel seeds with a mortar & pestle, to open up the flavor. I also use fresh basil, so I use double the amount listed. I always use no-cook lasagna noodles, and it comes out great - just make sure you leave a bit of liquid in the sauce to cook the noodles if you use that kind! Otherwise you'll end up with a floury mess. The only other change I make is I always use double the amount of ricotta, and 2 eggs.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2012
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