MERY PLATA Profile - (1822996)

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Living In: Panama City, Panama Province, Panama
Member Since: Sep. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Biking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I´m a housewife with italian/caribbean family roots, born and raised in Panama City, married for 36 years with 4 children. I love my kitchen and enjoy to cook and bake for the family. I learned to cook during my first years of marriage when I discovered that I was good following recipes and creating myself. I took a pair of courses mainly in cake decorating and desserts.
My favorite things to cook
I run a small house-business, catering and baking between my friends. One of my specialties are the homemade desserts, i. e. tiramisu, rum cake, pinneapple upsidedown cake, different cheesecakes, triffles, etc etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father was a great italian and international cook and my mother was very good in desserts so I grew up tasting and smelling different seasonings and flavors. When I got married to a half-american, I started learning the american cooking traditions as: thanksgiving and christmas specialties from my mother-in-law who is a great cook as well. So, for me cooking and baking has been a continuing experience that challenge me everyday. My entire family is my greatest fan club and I like every happenning and celebrations because its offers me a new opportunity to please all of them.
My cooking triumphs
Every year I improve my skills cooking for up-to 60 people and this is a triumph for me since I started 33 years ago cooking for my husband and myself.
My cooking tragedies
A couple of times I have throw away a finished dessert because I did´nt approve the appearance of it. I did´nt care if it tastes ok.The food enters by the eyes to the stomach and the heart of the people."
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Tangy Honey Glazed Ham
Excellent and very tasty and moist result

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2012
Addictive Pumpkin Muffins
A great potential recipe, I agree that should increase species a little bit and that´s it! I use splenda brown sugar for baking and gave it an amazing brown color. No other changes in the recipe that is simple and healthy by itself.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2007
A Plus Carrot Cake
Excellent recipe...need no change at all. A perfect keeper, everytime I bake this cake is a success by itself. Serve it with cream cheese frosting always.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 14, 2007

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