Mari Profile - (11776143)

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Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I love to cook homemade meals as much as possible. There are times, however, that I am pressed for time and need quick and easy. Quick and easy is always good!!! I like slow cooking as well because you just get all your ingredients together, throw it in the crockpot & let the smell tease you and your family for hours!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook Italian foods. They're all good if you ask me. A great steak with homemade sides are good too. I am from Cuban descent so I like to cook black beans & rice and traditional Cuban food though I haven't done it enough to my shame! I love fish and seafood as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cuban food.
My cooking triumphs
When I first made a pot of black beans that actually tasted like my moms!!!!!! That's when you know you triumphed!!!
My cooking tragedies
Oh, must we go there????
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Pineapple Grilled Pork Chops
I prepared this just like it said and it came out delicious! I was very surprised because it doesn't "look" that way at first. I bought the really thick pork chops and they came out extremely tender. I don't recommend marinating them longer than 24 hours, that's the only mistake I made. I left them in there longer (about a day and a half) and they started to get mushy from the marinade but that was my fault. I think next time I'll add teriyaki to it and definitely a little ginger but even if you prepare it exactly as the directions say, it is definitely good! Will definitely make again and it can't be any easier either!!!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2011
Sauteed Green Beans
I used sliced almonds midway thru so they wouldn't burn and stick better. I did have to add salt & garlic powder. Did not have to use all the grease. Next time I think I will try adding onions. Very tasty.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2011
Slow Cooker Pork Cacciatore
I wasn't too sure about this recipe, especially made with pork but surprisingly enough... it was delicious! I didn't want to stray away from the original recipe since it was my first time making it & I was already skeptical about it. I seared the pork very quickly in a frying pan, just put it on there & took it right off, amazingly the pork was not dry at all which is one of the things I was worried about. I calculated for 6 people and I never ended up using all that sauce nor the 2 cans of diced tomatoes, it would have been way too watery, almost "soupy." I only cooked it about 6 hours on high and that was more than enough time, I can't imagine cooking it 8+ hours! I think it would have tasted better with chicken but it was a nice change with the pork as well. Hope this helps!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2010
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