MsMarilyn Profile - (10193217)

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Home Town: Somerset, Kentucky, USA
Living In: South Carolina, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a 23 year old college student and I love to cook for my family and friends. I have been cooking since I was very young. I can remember standing on a wooden box so that I could reach the stove top.
My favorite things to cook
Homestyle recipes from our older generations and international recipes from my heritage counties, which include England, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In my family we have made Potato Candy EVERY Christmas for more than a century, and still counting.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that comes out great by necessity (like when the pantry is low). Attempting a fruitcake for my step-dad. My mom hates fruitcake but even she liked it. The best part was my step-grandmother saying "I have to tip my hat to you... This is better than mine."
My cooking tragedies
The first Egg Custard Pie recipe I tried from this site was a flop.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Festive Fruitcake
I hate fruitcake... BUT this was actually really tasty. It's strong, moist, and not at all bland. My step-dad loves fruitcake and has asked me to make it every Christmas from now on... I guess I will be using this recipe for the next 25+ years since he's only 50.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2007
Egg Custard Pie III
I relucantly tried this recipe after another egg custard recipe from this site (which was highly rated) wasn't good. The other recipe was so horrible, I almost didn't try this one. NOW, I'm so glad I did b/c this is the absolute PERFECT RECIPE. My mom says it tastes just like the ones my grandmother made more than 30 years ago. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this recipe, it's definately on the "Keep list".

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2007
Grandma's Egg Custard Pie
My grandmother's egg custard sure didn't taste like this... This pie has a good taste, but it is REALLY sweet. I didn't like the texture, it was LUMPY even though I followed the recipe exactly. I don't think I will use this recipe again. Sorry.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2007
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