Mara Profile - (13693064)

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Home Town: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Living In: Cameron, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I never really cooked until I finally got the stove working at my home in Denver - but I promptly deployed overseas without getting to do too much. Now that I'm in Germany, I enjoy seeing what I can do with limited space and supplies. I'm always surprising myself!
My favorite things to cook
I've just started baking (within the last 3 weeks) and am finding that I really enjoy it. I also like cooking a lot of vegetarian dishes - although I'm not a vegetarian - to explore all the different vegetable and grain possibilities.
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Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Cranberry Almond Biscotti
Great recipe... they're still warm from the oven and I've eaten three... I made these according to directions for oven temp, bake time, and ingredients. The only thing I added was cornmeal for the extra 1/4 cup of flour and the zest of two lemons. Very good!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 17, 2013
Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread
Really good, especially right out of the oven with some butter. I had to substitute fat free yogurt for the buttermilk because that's what I had and I wonder if that wasn't what contributed to a slightly thicker bottom. I followed other reviewer's suggestions and turned the heat down and cooked for almost one hour. It turned out perfectly done.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 14, 2009
Sweet Potato Bread II
First, I halved the recipe. Substitutions made include: 1 cup whole wheat and 3/4 cup all-purpose, 1/2 cup applesauce for the oil, 1 egg-beater cup instead of two eggs, and used 1/2 cup splenda/sugar baking mix instead of all the sugar. Also added dried cranberries and did not peel the sweet potatoes. It turned out wonderfully, at just one hour exactly. A little oatmeal and sugar sprinkled on top, beautiful!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2009

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