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Martina Foster Baer

Martina Foster Baer
Home Town: Watseka, Illinois, USA
Living In: Bothell, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Martina Baer a.k.a. book_fairy
About this Cook
I'm a massage therapist & stay-at-home-mom living in Bothell, WA (near Seattle). I cook mostly just for my husband, son and myself, so leftovers are plentiful in our home.
My favorite things to cook
I love casseroles! Maybe it's because I like my meals to be well-rounded with meat, veggies, and grains all in one dish, but I think it's more likely that I like one-dish meals because I hate doing dishes! :-)
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Stuffed Green Peppers I
Par-boiling the peppers really makes this recipe shine! No more too crunchy pepper with overcooked filling! I use more seasoning than this recipe calls for - I like to add a bunch of Italian seasoning to the beef mixture. I also prefer using pre-cooked frozen rice rather than uncooked rice whenever I can find it. Then you can shorten the time the mixture simmers before adding it to the peppers. I also like to mix my favorite spaghetti sauce into the beef/rice mixture in advance rather than pouring a can of bland (and super salty!) tomato sauce over the top.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2012
Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way
10 years ago when I was spending my first holiday season away from family, I discovered this recipe and decided to try it for Thanksgiving. It was SO MUCH BETTER than my family's traditional turkey recipe that we've never gone back. Since then we've had a number of holiday guests who have made it their own as well. I do use more butter and seasoning than the recipe calls for, but it's an excellent basic turkey recipe that you can adapt based on your taste & turkey size.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2012
Sweet Restaurant Slaw
Yum! This recipe is SO GOOD! I've done it with & without the onion, with white onion as well as red, with a bit less sugar and it's good every time. It does indeed taste like sweet restaurant coleslaw and is my new go-to recipe for coleslaw.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2012

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