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Tina Marie Lenio

Tina Marie Lenio
Home Town: Wabasha, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am married and trying to have a family. I have a degree in psychology and religious studies (go CATS!). I love to cook and bake, read and write, scrapbook, shop and hang out with friends.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, and am getting better. I like to cook lots of things, but I have to say I am a steak and potatoes kind of girl! My favorite foods other than those are raspberries and ice cream. My favorite drink is a margarita or white wine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma can bake an applie pie like no one else. I would ask for a recipe, but she has done it so long she uses handfuls and pours for measurements! I am from the midwest, so I ate a lot of casserole type comfort foods growing up. My grandpa makes a mean "Charcoal Chicken" on the grill and my mom makes the best pot roast, ham and scalloped potatoes and rice pudding.
My cooking triumphs
I don't think I've hit a high point yet.
My cooking tragedies
Pies (again)! I made a cherry pie, but bought canned cherries and not pie filling. Couldn't salvage it. I also tried to make a pumpkin pie with cute leaves around the border. For some reason they didn't bake and the pie was awful. Same for my apple pie (sorry grandma)!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Apple Cake I
followed most of the suggestions, like less oil and sugar, and to add brown sugar and nutmeg,left skin on...i used my favorite honeycrisp apples and am not impressed with this. it is a little flavorless. mine baked in the 9x13 pan and was done at 40 minutes. not sure what else would make it better, maybe the applesauce and butter suggestions. at least my hubby likes it, not sure i am making again.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2012
Steak House Au Gratin Potatoes
I am giving this recipe a 3 purely based on taste...it tasted great! I followed many of the suggestions (used the mandoline and soaked in cold salt water, layered with cheese, added spices, etc), and after 60 minutes it was still undercooked! I used a 9x13 lasagna pan, and felt like I only had enough sauce for 3 layeres (I changed the recipe size to 8, since I got potato happy on the mandolin), and the potatos were curling and wouldn't lay straight. There was definitely too much liquid, even after resting. Can anyone suggest what I may have done wrong? Smaller pan maybe?

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2011
Best Steak Marinade in Existence
I thought this was so-so. Read the reviews. I read only the top part of the ingredients, not realizing there were more below (I guess it printed weird). The funny thing was, what I was adding to make the recipe my own is what was listed below! I did not have white pepper. I added some lime juice, etc...I think that the blending may be the key (I just mixed mine like some others did). They marinated all day, the flavor was ok, but I'll take plain ol' salt, pepper and garlic on my steak anyday over this.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2010

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