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Mary G Smith

Mary G Smith
Home Town: Manchester, Connecticut, USA
Living In: Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Cherry Blossom Cake
Easter Bunny cake
About this Cook
I have a 3 year old daughter who takes up most of my time away from work, but luckily she likes to watch me cook- and loves to imitate the whirring sound of my kitchen Aid mixer! She's starting to get into helping out with mixing and such- I can't wait to teach her all about cooking, baking and cake decorating!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and Decorate cakes- I've taken a beginner's class and an intermediate class. I love to cook anything else that sounds like it tastes good! Oh and anything involving potatoes is a favorite of mine! I also love to make candy and filled chocolates- I can thank my mother-in-law for introducing that new habit! My current Favorites are Grandma Johnson's Scones,Baked Potato Soup, Jerky Lover's Jerky, and Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies...MMM MMM!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is Filipino so I love her Adobo Chicken, Lumpia(like a meat-filled eggroll), and sinigung(Who knows how to spell it, but it tastes sooo good!)which is like a soup that you eat with rice. Whenever my family hears that I'm coming to visit, they know I'm coming to cook or bring treats! Every Christmas my family looks forward to my cookie and candy trays :)
My cooking triumphs
Baking cookies and cakes, lemon-rosemary chicken, steak skewers, bruschetta, foccacia, home fries, sliced fried potatoes, Variations of Grandma Johnson's Scones, Chicken Soup, There's too many to list in one sitting! I just hope this list continues to grow!
My cooking tragedies
Doughnuts-Oh they were horrible and what a mess! I know I've made other things that weren't so delicious, but I can't think of anything...I think I've blocked them out...
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Easy Chicken Gyro
My family loved it! The only thing I did differently was cooked it I'm a pan in a little bit of canola oil- I never trust myself with the broiler! I'm not sure if I diddid something wrong but my sauce was really thin, I did halve it and even so it made a TON of sauce. I am going to use the left over sauce and chicken to make a Greek salad with feta cheese tomatoes and cucumbers. Love a meal I can turn into 2!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2015
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken
My family LOVED this- it was super easy to finish off when I got home from work. For toppings we used the extra lime, sour cream , lettuce, pico de gallo, and taco blend cheese. Delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2014
Coconut Shrimp I
Loved them! I didn't have beer so I just used milk and they still came out great. We used previously frozen shrimp and thawed them under cool running water. Def have to refrigerate after putting the batter on.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2012

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