SoCalMarisa Profile - (11671685)

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Home Town: Socal, California, USA
Living In: A House, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Me before the weight loss
About this Cook
Mother of two and married for 15+ years. Volunteer A LOT. I also blog. You can find me at
My favorite things to cook
Tasty things
My favorite family cooking traditions
baking with the kids
My cooking triumphs
Every year I make all the tamales for my family and friends. It takes me about 3 days but everyone is happy.
My cooking tragedies
eggland parmesiana...yuck.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Jalapeno Popper Dip
The only thing I change about this recipe is I put it in a bigger dish (13x9) so you get more cheese cracker topping over the yummy cheesy goodness. Other than that you do not need to change a thing with this recipe. I have made it several times and ever single time I have been begged for this recipe. Other times I have been out right asked if I was going to make for them. This one is a winner! Serve with a good thick corn chip and stand back or get trampled.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2014
Cream Cheese Frosting II
Just the right combinations of cream cheese and sweetness. Didn't get rock hard when chilled. Put it over Red Velvet cake and both cake and frosting got licked up!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2012
Mushroom Lentil Barley Stew
This was a little too earthy for our taste buds. I may try it again but will have to re-work the recipe for our tastes

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2011

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