MOLLYSMAMA Profile - (18337044)

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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a vintage mama (1st and only child at 42). Married to my soulmate!
My favorite things to cook
I love anything I can put in the crock pot. I love to bake and adjust the ingredients as I go along.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookies. Mom made fresh cookies every week for us kids.
My cooking triumphs
Croissants via Julia Child's recipe! It took me about 6 failed attempts to get it right, but I did it, just so I could say I did.
My cooking tragedies
While clarifying beef stock... after 8 hours of work... at the final step of straining the egg shells I drained out the soup & kept the shells - oops! Boy, was I mad at myself.
Recipe Reviews 56 reviews
Lithuanian Saltibarsciai (Cold Beet Soup)
I crave this soup in the summer! Make sure you let it sit for a day in fridge before eating it. I also add some salt and pepper (to taste).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 9, 2015
Macaron (French Macaroon)
Well, I tried this today. I let the egg whites beat too long, didn't catch them until they had stiff peaks - oops. I did weigh the ingredients, but next time I will run the almond meal (Bob's Mill) thru the food processor first and then sift the meal and the powdered sugar together. I didn't really fold it in, I just put the mixer on really slow, so I overbeat it at this point too. The batter tried really hard and it did rise a bit in the oven, and had a lovely delicate crust on the top, but the rest did not rise with the crust and was a sticky mess that even stuck to my silicone sheet! It sure tasted good as we scraped it off the silpat, though! Next time: Don't overbeat the whites, process the almond meal, gently fold the sifted meal/p. sugar into the whites, and gently put into a bag to squeeze out the discs. I see where the almond meal has to be a fine powder or it can't rise with the delicate whites.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 6, 2015
Hot Tamale Pie
I followed the recipe as written. The only difference I made was I cranked up the heat to 375 deg. and it baked up fine in about 25 minutes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2015
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