Marci Profile - (10100865)

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Home Town: Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Mcewen, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Southern, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Ice Cream Challange
About this Cook
Born and raised in New England, learned cooking under my Italian mom who could make something out of nothing, she was very creative and successful at it. That rubbed off, I have to force myself to follow a recipe. Very often create my own. Moved to TN, husband born/raised in the South. Had to learn cooking all over again--cornbread, white/brown beans, turnip greens, fried catfish, hush puppies, creamed corn, fried okra, grn fried tomatoes, buttermilk biscuits--an endless list of delightful culinary southern delights. I still prepare authentic Italian meals, but not as often as I would like.
My favorite things to cook
Humungus 3 - 4 course meals that take precise planning and execution--exhausting, but thrilling. But I do have my light moments. Utilizing Chicken and Steak to whip up fast, healthy meals (especially when the garden is in) to accommodate our lifestyle.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Italian almond cookies at Christmas, my favorite. Christmas Eve, once-a-year specialty foods (things we never cook because of price or time constraints) and egg nog! for opening one gift, saving the rest for Christmas morning.
My cooking triumphs
Standing Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding (roast set on oven rack with fat dripping directly into pudding pan and puffing up to perfection), with traditional English side dishes (too boring to mention).
My cooking tragedies
Set Fondue pot of oil on fire on stove, lukilly, we were at sea at the time--Smoke in the galley for days!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Buttery Soft Pretzels
Fabulous! Will make again for sure. When pretzels cooled I made open-faced sandwiches. May even borrow this recipe to make pretzel rolls for burgers, etc. GREAT RECIPE. Shorten the flour to 4 cps to start!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2013

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