MarinaHoliday Profile - (13792565)

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Living In: Los Angeles, California, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
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About this Cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was young, I loved participating in my Mom's annual Christmas bake. We'd make hundreds of cookies (at least five different types) and package them up as pretty as possible for our nearest and dearest. Now I have my own Christmas bake every year :)
My cooking triumphs
I was around 20 years old when I pulled off my first Thanksgiving dinner by myself ... I've since spent countless hours in the kitchen but those 12 hours are the ones I'm most proud of.
My cooking tragedies
I once attempted a cheesecake "atkins style" for my favorite Aunt's birthday. It was flavored with crystal light ... and it turned out BRIGHT orange! It was absolutely inedible, but she took a bite and smiled anyway. I've since made leaps and bounds in my culinary abilities, but that smile is what cooking and baking are all about - no matter what level you're at.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Spicy Bean Salsa
Everyone loved this! It's a great standard cowboy caviar and very easy. I only used 1/2 cup of Italian dressing and it was delicious, and not too liquidy. All in all, a crowd pleaser :) Thanks for sharing :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2010
Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
I loved this recipe! Very easy and nicely flexible - I used pita bread instead of the tortillas and they were delicious. Served it at my party and put the rest on waffles the next morning :) Thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2010
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
This bread was great and super easy! It yielded exactly three loaves, was nice and moist and even survived switching out all the oil for apple sauce, and using half whole wheat flour. Thanks for sharing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2010
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