mariasmenu Profile - (13351295)

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Home Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living In: North Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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Carrot Cake
About this Cook
I am a stay at home mother to four young girls. My favorite place to be is in the kitchen. I find that at this time in my life I am embracing different ways of cooking. I enjoy challenging myself with new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy throwing together a quick meal out of nothing! It's a challenge and I love it. Since I have young children, I try to challenge them to try new things. We all enjoy soups, salads, BBQs, Mexican and Italian dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My girls love to help me in the kitchen and they are getting to the age where it is more enjoyable having them with me! :) Spending time teaching them about my interests help them understand the importance of good eating and developing a passion for good food.
My cooking triumphs
When we find a new recipe that sounds delicious, the whole family gets involved. My husband is a great encourager and very willing to try new things we create. Recently, I have been branching out a bit and to hear my family exclaim how wonderful the food is certainly makes me feel as if I've triumphed!
My cooking tragedies
On our honeymoon, I was trying hard to impress my husband and was using what I could with the limited resources we had and the meal flopped. It was so bland and horrible, I feel defeated. My husband was so gracious and hopefully he understood that the rest of his life wouldn't be spent with a flop of a cook!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Fruit Dip VI
Took this dip to a birthday party and got raved reviews. Very simple to make, this is a keeper!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2010
Italian Dressing Mix
What a great alternative to store bought dressing and with so much more flavor!! Can't wait to try the dry mix as a rub. Thank you!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2010
Creamy Blueberry Pie
Could I give this more than 5 stars?! Amazing! Made this for a friend for her birthday and she raved. We all were amazed at how wonderful this pie was. Thank you for a great recipe. I will be making this again!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2010

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