Mary Profile - (184870)

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Home Town: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Living In: Daly City, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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crazy pugs
About this Cook
I'm a transplanted Northern Californian from Arizona, so I'm a fish out of water or rather a lizard out of the desert! I'm married and have 2 adorable Pugs, Noodles and Butter to keep me entertained. As you can tell, we are food oriented around here and my husband and I love to cook and are both very good cooks; we consider it our hobby. I also love movies, shopping and eating (another hobby LOL!)
My favorite things to cook
Just about anything with pasta, Mexican food, desserts. I love to read cookbooks, so whatever I find appealing at the time I want to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Trying different things.
My cooking triumphs
Where do I start? There are so many, it's hard to pick a good one. I strive to make outstanding meals on a weekly basis.
My cooking tragedies
Most of my attempts at Chinese food.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Pumpkin Gingerbread
Everyone who had a piece wanted the recipe. I changed it up a little: instead of 2/3 cup water, I substituted 1/3 cup water with bourbon! I may also add raisins the next time and soak them in an alcohol for that: "...hmmm, what is that delicious back flavor?"

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2013
Original Homemade Italian Beef
This was delicious! Couldn't stop eating it even after sandwiches.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2007
Ginger Garlic Paste
Thank you for creating this recipe. I went to several markets to find this paste and thought the same thing: I could make it myself. Well, it turned out very good!

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2005

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