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 13 reviews
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Healthy and easy. I make these all the time. Lovely! If you don't want to have to turn them, Combine al ingredients in a plastic bag, then use a (sprayed with cooking spray) rack in your pan. These are also good with rosemary and garlic or with pumpkin pie seasoning.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2014
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

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