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kathy.marchand


kathy.marchand
 
Home Town: Melbourne, Florida, USA
Living In: Mishawaka, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Needlepoint, Gardening, Camping, Biking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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This is Me
Butterscotch Bread Pudding
About this Cook
I am a mother of 4 boys/teenagers. I am also the oldest of 4 kids and a working mother. I have been cooking since I was 12 years old, and LOVE it. I am not gourmet chef. Just a cook. From what others say, I guess I'm good at it. But, you are only good at the things you enjoy doing.
My favorite things to cook
I really love coming up with different soups. They are comforting, filling, and with 4 boys... the most inexpensive way to feed a family! But what I love most is making the big holiday meals. Or cooking for an Army of guests.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Getting up at the crack of dawn to make the stuffing for the turkey on Thanksgiving with my mom will always be my favorite thing. When I was little I use to get to tear up the bread for the stuffing. Now that shes older, she tears the bread, and I do the cooking. Its one of my favorite memories, and my kids toast and tear the bread for me now too.
My cooking triumphs
I guess this would have to be my potato salad. Everyone raves about it. One of these days I am going to have to measure my ingredients, ( i kinda just dump and eyeball things) so that I can post the recipe. My sister would be over joyed.
My cooking tragedies
I decided one year to grow all my own herbs. I love to garden and the smell of fresh herbs is so wonderful. Well... I really hadn't used much fresh sage, so I put about 5 leaves on my pork roast, in the crock pot. It was horrible from what I understand. I don't eat pork much myself so I didn't have any. My husband told me, " i think there must be something wrong with your crock pot honey. The roast was barely palatable!!!" To this day I havne't told him what made it taste so bad. He still gets nervous when I get the crock pot out!!!
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Corn Tortillas
I made this last week according to directions. They came out wonderful. If you are having problem with them sticking then add your water slowly to the masa slowly as you mix. Just sa it becomes hard to stir with a spoon, use your hands to mis and mix in just enough water to hold it together adn kneed it a bit. It should no longer stick to your hands, if it does add sprinkle a tad more masa on the ball of dough and kneed a bit more. If you are having trouble with it sticking while rolling or pressing out, then place a ball of dough inbetween 2 pieces of plastic wrap, press, then slowly peel off the plastic wrap. This is how i did it and it works wonderfully. Last night I made them again and added a little salt to the mix, pressed them, then deep fried them into the shape of a bowl for my chili. The kids loved them, and I didnt have bowls to wash! Just carefully place a pressed tortilla into the hot oil and hold a metal ladle down in the center of it as it fries. Pretty simple, and quite tasty!!! You can also make the dough just a little stiffer and use a pizza cutter to make your own fritos!!! they went well with the chili. I LOVE THIS RECIPE!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2009
Peppy's Pita Bread
this was awsome! The only change i made was I fried them instead of baking them. I wanted more ofa flat bread instead of a pocket. I fried them in a TBS. of olive oil in my cast iron skillet till the bubbles browned on then flipped thme over. Removed them and placed them on a paper towel and flattened them down with a plate on top. The only problem i had was i didnt make enough. I filled them with a chicken salad and my boys devoured them. Thank You for this recipe!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 20, 2009
Butterscotch Bread Pudding
I followed this recipe to tee except I just couldn't get the thought of butter rum out of my head so I added rum soaked raisins. This was the best bread pudding I have ever had. I added a dollup od whipped cream to the top and devoured it!!! Thank you for this recipe.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2009
 
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