MaryTee Profile - (18216417)

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Home Town: Miami, Florida, USA
Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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October '13
About this Cook
I am a 31-year-old mother of two. Between working full-time, raising my two little girls (Natalie is 9 and Emalie is 5), and, of course, taking care of my wonderful husband, life can be pretty hectic. But one of my main priorites, and I can even say my passion, is to experiment with different recipes to create a homecooked meal every night of the week!
My favorite things to cook
Being Vietnamese, I love cooking Pho noodle soup using my family's delicious recipe (maybe one day I will add it to, spring rolls, egg rolls, and other authentic Vietnamese dishes. But my favorites are Italian, Mexican, and all-American dishes. I love to venture into the unknown! Thanks and all its members for making it easy to do so...
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't have too many of my own family traditions, but one that I do have is Thanksgiving dinner at my house! It's my favorite holiday because I love spending time with friends and family, and I love to entertain. The first time I tackled a whole Thanksgiving dinner all by myself was when I was 15 years old-- and might I add that it was a successful, tasty dinner enjoyed by my entire family!
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say it was that Thanksgiving dinner I made when I was 15! After that, everything else seemed so easy.. It was the start of something beautiful--my passion for cooking!
My cooking tragedies
None so far! (knocks on wood)
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Baked Salmon II
This was so good! I followed other reviewers' suggestions on the marinade and decreased the olive oil to 2Tb and the dried basil to 1/2 tsp, but added 1Tb of butter and a sprinkle a dill weed. I marinated three 8oz salmon fillets for 2 hours and cooked it in a small baking dish. It cooked at 375 for 15 mins with the foil cover and an additional 15 mins at 425 with the foil removed. I served this with white rice and roasted asparagus and bell peppers and my girls cleaned their plates! Will definitely add this recipe to our daily rotation.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2013
Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli
This dish was so easy to make, and I had most of the ingredients, except the pesto and fresh parsley, on hand. I substituted with dried parsley instead. I had medium sized, fresh shrimp and fresh broccoli that I needed to use, so this recipe was perfect. I, too, doubled the garlic, of which I used more than half to saute with the shrimp. I added an extra half cup of heavy cream and used bowtie pasta, and I would've never imagined that the dish would turn out soo good! Even my 5 year old daughter asked me to make this again.. something she has never done before. I highly recommend this recipe! Thanks Robbie!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2009
Grilled Teriyaki Tuna
This was so delicious and very easy to make. I used Lawry's teriyaki marinade, doubled the garlic, and added a 1/2 tsp of ground ginger. My husband grilled the steaks for 2 minutes on one side, and 1 and a half minute on the other to produce the perfect medium rare. I boiled down the remaining marinade to pour over each steak and paired this with "Stuffed Peppers My Way" for a gourmet meal that pleased all eight of my dinner guests.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2009
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