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Marsha Diane

Marsha Diane
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Living In: Madison, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Walking
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Christmas Cookie Greetings
About this Cook
I love just about any recipe with peanut butter in it.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican, Polish.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Polish foods for my family during the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to use phyllo dough correctly.
My cooking tragedies
I recently found a very old recipe for a simple white cake and decided to make a special "cake from scratch" for our son's 26th birthday. It didn't rise, it tasted like an old biscuit, and the smell of the cake baking brought back a scent/memory from my teen years at my old high school locker room back in 1973.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Spaghetti Sauce II
I was anxious to try making this particular spaghetti sauce because of all the reviews. I was not disappointed. The sauce cooked up thick, rich and very red. I made meatballs too but did NOT add them to the sauce because not everyone at our dinner party enjoys meat. In my opinion, I thought that it could have used a little bit more garlic but this is just a personal preference. I added a teaspoon of salt but later felt like it would have been just fine without it, do you know what I mean? I chopped the onions but not finely, and I used 1/2 bulb of the big elephant garlic which is sweet and tasty. Maybe I should have used more garlic since it was my first time using the elephant garlic but it was just fine for others. After I brought everything to a boil I reduced the stovetop setting to #2/simmer on my electric stove and covered the pot. I made sure to watch it so that it would ot continue to boil but to just simmer. I removed the bay leaves at the very end, before serving. I also stireed the sauce every 20 minutes or so because I didn't want it getting too hot on the bottom of the pan and scorching. Initially I doubled the recipe because we were having 4 guests besides my husband and myself. I wanted to make sure to have plenty of sauce for everyone's spaghetti. It was perfect by doubling the recipe. Next time though I intend to triple the recipe so that I can have leftovers to freeze. And there WILL be a next time!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2010
Sugar Cookie Frosting
This is kind of a dull recipe. It was okay but I'll not make it again. It just seemed to lack that special something...

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2008
Sugar Cookie Icing
The more corn syrup you add then the longer it takes to dry, sometimes as long as 10 hours. This recipe makes enough for about 12 cookies.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2008

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