MARYB8 Profile - (18178441)

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Home Town: Minnesota, USA
Living In: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I work as a Newborn ICU nurse in Albuquerque. After 13-14 hour day, I love to come home to a home cooked meal made by my husband who will grill anything! We both love to make ethnic foods. I enjoy baking. We eat a lot of once a month cooking meals- it works great with our schedule, and it saves a lot of money and even more time!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make "comfort" foods- things that remind me of what I ate growing up in Minnesota. My friends favorite things for me to make are the King cakes that I make and share. (NICU Nurses really like the baby part...) My dog loves home made doggy treats-- I'll be teaching a class on that this fall at church!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Swedish food for Christmas, and wild rice stuffing with our Thanksgiving turkey...
My cooking triumphs
Any time there are no leftovers...
My cooking tragedies
My first layer cake ever at age 10. I learned the hard way why it is important to let your cake cool before frosting it. (The dog ate the entire top layer after it slid off and onto the floor...)
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Grilled Asparagus
Let me start by saying that I do not like asparagus. I tolerate only because the rest of my family does like it, and it has a (mercifully) short season. That being said, THIS WAS AMAZING! We used baby asparagus, marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar for an hour or 2. (1 pound asparagus, a couple of Tbsps of olive oil, and a Tbsp of balsamic vinegar. I also threw in a bit of chopped garlic). Hubby did them on an Green Egg type (Komado)grill for around 3 minutes on high heat. He kept eating "samples" until he thought they were perfect. Fast, easy, healthy, and even good for a non asparagus person :)

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Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2015
Orange Tilapia
I used 1 pound of Tilapia (6 pieces). The butter seemed like too much, so I substituted aro9und 3 Tbsp of olive oil. I followed another reviewers suggestion, and reduced the orange juice form the marinade to around a half cup on the stove, then poured it over the fillets. The bread crumbs on the top were nicely browned with out using the broiler at around 13 minutes. The fish was moist, flavorful, and delicious. We served it with rice and broccoli. (ANd a nice bottle of wine :) )

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2015
Cream Wafers
This has been a Christmas favorite for many years. Make sure the dough is chilled. I roll out 1/3 of the dough at a time. I use a plastic medicine cup for a cookie cutter. These cookies are VERY breakable, and will stick to your pan. Spray your cookie sheet with Pam first, let them cool slightly, and they will come off easily. I make them without the egg yolk.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2011

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