MARYMAYBE Profile - (18704234)

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Home Town: Garland, Texas, USA
Living In: Rowlett, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Wine Tasting
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Pecan Pie V
Shortbread Cookies II
Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole
About this Cook
The Mr. and I are a team. We both enjoy cooking and photography. We prepare most meals together and on occation one cooks for the other...keeps the arguing over who GETS to cook to a minimum. LOL. We enjoy Allrecipes as our favorite cooking and recipe site for many of which is we get to share through our photos the many delicious recipes that you share with us.
My favorite things to cook
Well honestly that would have to be anything and everything. We love a challange. We lean towards fish and pasta dishes. Of course we like trying our hand at asian as well as mexican and I enjoy greek, the Mr. is awesome with italian dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
It would have to be Thanksgiving. Everyone brings a dish and we always have traditional turkey and my mom's recipe for cornbread dressing and of course gibblet gravy and cranberry sauce. And what would thanksgiving be without sweet potatos, mashed potatos and potato salad and corn, yes we are from the south. Christmas is much the same with the addition that mom always bakes mincemeat cookie just as she always has for as long as I can remember, she is now 84 and still baking. I hope I can say the same for us one day.
My cooking triumphs
We consider any meal we can get to the table before 9 pm a triumph. Finding the perfect wine for a meal is always rewarding too.
My cooking tragedies
The most recent cooking tragedy that took place was the apple pie I baked for my son's 25th birthday. Neither one of us got a bite, not even one!! Now thats a tragedy.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Grandma Oma's Pickled Okra
Thank you Grandma Oma!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2008
Fig Bars I
This is going to be long but I have a lot to say..I read the reviews therefore very hesitant and with good reason, but all was not a loss. I knew going in i needed to make some changes. I have a fig tree so i have been looking for things to prepare with them. I used 3 cups fresh figs with 1 cup sugar and a pinch of cinnamon and allpice and 1/4 cup water and just simmered them for an hour 1/2. Meanwhile I put the dough together by directions and discovered that it was not dough at all more of a crumbly mixture so I added a TBS. of cream and 2 eggs, this produced and very sticky dough. I refrigerated it for an hour and then floured my board and kneeded it 5 or 6 times. when i rolled it out it was very soft and when i tried to pick it up it would fall apart so i floured my already greased disn and just spread it out, once the fig mixture was nice and thick and gooey i spooned it in and then i was ready for the top layer of dough, i finally was able to fold like a business letter and laid on top of figs got the first fold over nicely and then oh my goodness the other side fell apart so I patiently pieced it all together and pinched any cracks and into the oven. 1 hour and 15 minutes. let it cool and cut into bars..My son said they are better than the ones from the store. As a possible solution to the too soft dough, I am going to try only one egg next time and see what happens.

72 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 25, 2008
Easy Beer Bread Mix
All I can say is thank you thank you...We will be making this again and agian and the possibilities are unending with this recipe.

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 25, 2008

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