MsMarge Profile - (16905950)


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Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a retired graphic artist. My husband (a retired teacher) and I enjoy traveling, volunteering, reading, getting together with friends, our large extended family, especially with our three children, their spouses and 6 grandchildren (lovely people all of them.)
My favorite things to cook
First and foremost: APPETIZERS. My bridge group has been getting together once a month for 40 years, and we all excel at hors d'oeuvres. Next would be dishes I can take to potluck getogethers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every summer our whole family (grandparents, parents and children) spends a week together in Michigan, sharing a large rented house. Each family takes turns doing the dinners,including: preparing the menu, shopping, cooking and cleanup. This way the others get a break.
My cooking triumphs
Hosting parties, and getting everything to the table on time and the right temperature.
My cooking tragedies
The first meal I ever made for my husband when we came home from our honeymoon. I made eggs and toast using our brand new skillet and toaster. Unfortunately, I didn't notice the little gift card was still in the toaster. A lot of charring and smoking and setting off the fire alarm went on.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Ranch Dressing II
I seem to be the 900th comment here. (like 899 aren't enough). This turned out great! I was out of onion powder, so I ground up some dried minced onions in my coffee/herb mill. Worked fine.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2014
Orzo with Parmesan and Basil
This is a really good recipe. Made it exactly according to instructions. It was good the next day at lunch AND reheated the following day with Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage. Good combination. I would suggest that you use a 10-inch skillet, no larger. Then the dish won't dry out or cook too fast.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 14, 2013
Speedy Raspberry Dressing
I made this with strawberries, as suggested, and thought it tasted waaaaay too oily. Wound up adding more vinegar which made it too sour. Then added strawberry jam to make it more palatable. Will not make again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2013

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