Marie Profile - (10620906)

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Home Town: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Scugog, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Photography
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BeauDuke and Yours Truly
About this Cook
I am a new mom of one perfect little man! I live on a horse farm with my dream husband and I just love life! Now that I am home with a baby I seem to have more time to try different recipes. The goal is to expand our pallet and try things we wouldn't normally cook. We both come from the traditional meat and potatos background but want to experience other tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE cookies - although we are trying to eat healthy it's hard to resist making a batch of warm chewy cookies... mmmmm We also make cabbage roll casserole very often too! I guess that is our favorite dinner meal - any one-pot dinner is ideal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband & I have taken on the tradition of cooking a Christmas eve feast for family and close friends. It's a nice evening for everyone to relax and enjoy some good food & drink!! We always have a main dish such as homemade lasagna then we add in the snackers such as sweet&sour meatballs, veggies with dip, spinach dip, deli meats, cheese, fruit, crackers, a ham ball an then there's dessert... homemade pies, shortbread, lemon cranberry loaf & church window rolls - yummers!!!
My cooking triumphs
Not any big enough to write about! Yet!!! Although I have mastered a pretty scrumptious shortbread recipe.
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make an angel food cake... NEVER again will I do that! I put the cake in the oven then turned around to do up the dishes, not 10 minutes later my hubby taps me on the shoulder and tells me my cake is bubbling over. Bubbling over is an understatement! The cake was everywhere! My oven mitts were covered in cake mix after I removed the cake and the oven was covered in cake, top to bottom. It took hours to clean up that mess. I have no idea what went wrong, I followed the directions - it was from a box! How I could screw that up I don't know!
Recipe Reviews 34 reviews
Pumpkin Gingerbread
It's just fine the way it is, no need to tweak this recipe! I didn't have ground allspice so I went a little heavy on the others to make up for it! The first loaf is almost gone as I type this!!! Kid & husband approved!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2014
Chicken Parmesan
Really great! I also recommend a good quality, chunky type of tomato sauce.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2014
Wild Blackberry Pie
I liked this recipe but only gave it 4* because I didn't have enough blackberries so it wasn't true to the recipe. I picked wild blackberries and wild raspberries from around our farm but still had to add some store bought blueberries. The pastry was great tasting and the berry mixture was perfect. I would suggest trying the berry mix I did if you are short on blackberries!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2014
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