Marisa Profile - (18263690)

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Living In: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a student in Boston, raised in the South, but from a big Italian family. I have an ecclectic taste in food.
My favorite things to cook
My baked ziti has apparently gained quite a reputation -- people who haven't even tasted it talk about it. I also love to bake -- cookies (all kinds) and banana nut bread are my faves. Just recently started venturing into cooking Thai (can be challenging, but very rewarding).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes delicious sauce that she learned how to make from my nanny (her mother-in-law), and nanny probably learned from her mother-in-law (my great-grandmother, from Italy).
My cooking triumphs
My boyfriend claims that once he tasted my baked ziti, he fell in love with me. I think that's a pretty awesome triumph :)
My cooking tragedies
I once made a horribly curdled fettucini alfredo. Oh, it was so bad. But I figured out what I did wrong, tried again, and it was incredible (thanks to a reipe from Giada DeLaurentiis).
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Roasted Vegetables

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Sausage Balls
Simple and delicious! I use sage sausage for added flavor. Yum!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2008
Fabulous Fruit Salad
A great basis to use whatever fruit you have around the house. Also great with granola on top -- yum!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2008

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