MariD Profile - (10940951)

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Living In: Farmington, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking
Hobbies: Quilting
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About this Cook
I'm a 50+ year old mom and grandmother. I just recently moved back to the small town I grew up in. I have lived in CA and NC before coming home. I love and stop by the site on a daily basis. Thank you to everyone submitting recipes - it has reduced my adding to my cookbook collection - my husband likes that!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I would rather bake all day than cook dinner!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Decorating X-mas cookies with my children, and now grandchildren.
My cooking triumphs
Everytime my husband says "these are really good"!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in grade school I made a rum cake for a former teacher who had moved to the house behind ours. As I was taking the cake to her house, I tripped on our driveway and the cake flew! I was soooo upset!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
After making tons of pumpkin puree today, I thought I would try the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. OMG, I am so glad I did! On recommendation from other reviewers, I did let the batter sit for 10 minutes, but I think I will go a little longer next time. This did help the cookies not spread as much. I also used a cookie scoop. I did not grease the baking sheets on the first batch of cookies. They were a little harder to get off than the sprayed pans. The first batch had rounded sides, but I noticed that additional batches had a little crispier edge. I really think next time I will let the pans cool much more between batches. My husband, who loves sweets, said he will only be able to each one of these per day! I didn't have enough filling for the amount of cookies I had, but the cookies by themselves are great also! My grandson will love these!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2010
The Whole Jar of Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies are the best! When I decided to make them for the hubby for Dad's Day, it was a little late in the day, so I really didn't have time to chill in the frig for 2 hours, so I put the dough in the freezer for about an hour, as well as between making batches. It seemed to work out fine. I used my cookie scoop to make the walnut size balls. I did have to resort to using sugar on the fork to press down the cookies, as the dough was still a little sticky. I took others advise an undercooked them just a bit and let them sit on the cookie sheet for a minimum of 3 minutes before transfering. Everyone LOVED these cookies!!! Thanks Kevin

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2009
Bread and Butter Pickles II
This was my first attempt at making B & B pickles and they turned out great! I sliced up a hot pepper and added to each jar. As suggested, I covered the cucumbers with ice. I wanted to make enought pickles to last us quite a while, so I processed the jars in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Thanks, David, for the great recipe!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 10, 2008

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