Marti Profile - (1300183)

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Home Town: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
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Member Since: May 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am an potter / jeweler and a full time Mom.
My favorite things to cook
I learned to bake when I was about 8 years old, and have loved to bake since then. Cookies and bars are a weakness, so when I make them I have to either give them away, share them with friends, or freeze them for my son to eat. They go straight to my hips!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother hated to cook, but luckily my father had good taste in 2nd and 3rd wives. They were both excellent cooks and I learned at their side.
My cooking triumphs
Both my husband and son are "careful" eaters. So, if they eat food without moving it around the plate too much, I know that I've done something tasty.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband says, "That was good, but you don't have to make it again," I know that it's a tragedy.
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Blueberry Buckle
Just made this, and it is wonderful. Used butter instead of shortening, just because I love butter ... made it exactly as written with fresh blueberries. My son who doesn't like fruit immedately ate two pieces. I baked in my electric convection oven at 350-degrees just over 40 minutes and used a toothpick in the center to be sure it was done. This recipe is a keeper.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2011
Hearty Breakfast Cookies
I've been making these for years ... don't know when they were posted, but it seems like years. Tonight I made them with dark brown sugar, substituted ground flax seed for wheat germ, and added a cup of toasted chopped pecans and almost a cup of mini chocolate chips. Baked for 12 minutes at 325 on full convection, and they are awesome. I go back to these again and again when I want something with protein in the cookie jar!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2011
Fluffy Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
Excellent recipe. Used 1/2 c. applesauce and 1/2 c. vegetable oil. Made into mini muffins and piped a dollop of frosting on top. Perfect bite sized morsel. A great way to get a "vegetable" into my kid! :-)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2010

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