maryef27 Profile - (13567339)

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Home Town: Houston, Texas, USA
Living In: Sugar Land, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My mom never loved to cook, but I enjoyed baking a little here and there. I didn't really get into cooking until my husband was transferred out of state and I had little else to do. I started experimenting with slow cooker recipes and began baking cakes. Needless to say, I gained about 10 pounds. We moved back home (I lost the 10 pounds), but I continue to experiment with recipes and love recreating foods especially desserts that people will usually only order when they go out.
My favorite things to cook
Tres leches cake, beef wellington, coq au vin, and french beef burgundy
My favorite family cooking traditions
making my family members birthday cakes, mom's fabulous Thanksgiving dinner, and my grandmothers very flavorful and unusual sugar cookies
My cooking triumphs
Gordon Ramsay's Beef Wellington and my improved tres leches recipe also my first attempt at an apple pie came out very well.
My cooking tragedies
Tried to make a Sacher torte about 11 years ago. Uh, yeah... it turned out so terrible I have never attempted this again because it was so much work. I was very mad. The sauce for it was delicious though.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Too Much Chocolate Cake
Very good. I have made this several times as a bundt cake and it didn't ever need any frosting. It doesn't last long around here!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2012
All American Roast Beef
Tried this last night with great success. I read a review mentioning adding water to the bottom of the roasting pan, which I did, but I think that was unnecessary. The roast was plenty juicy on its own. I may add a bit more garlic powder next time just because I loved the garlic flavoring. I can't wait to make a sandwich with the leftovers! I will definitely make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2012
Chocolate Pecan Pie III
I made this for Thanksgiving. We were so curious we dug into it the night before and even the nut-haters in my family loved it! It was gone by Friday, so I made another this week. Everyone I served this to loved it. Only change was I used unsalted butter instead of margarine. This is an excellent pie that I will be making many many more times.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2012

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