Mary_Elizabeth Profile - (18727934)

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Home Town: Portland, Maine, USA
Living In: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
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South Beach
About this Cook
I am a 26 year old kindergarten teacher. I enjoy trying out new recipes for my family and friends. I love making people's bellies happy.
My favorite things to cook
I am a baker at heart, but am trying to branch out into main dishes and appetizers. I am particularly interested in Italian dishes and fun drinks.
My favorite family cooking traditions
From the time I can first remember, I have loved making chocolate chip cookies with my mom. We always added extra chocolate chips and extra vanilla. Yummy!
My cooking triumphs
One of my favorite cooking moments was making a delicious pecan pie to bring to Thanksgiving dinner at my boyfriend's mother's house, and hearing everyone rave!
My cooking tragedies
Once while making turkey tacos I accidentally hit the handle of my skillet, sending raw turkey meat flying all over my kitchen and ended up ordering take out.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Sweetened Spaghetti Squash
Very yummy and easy! Next time I will try a little less butter and sugar, and add some cinnamon. Yum!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2014
Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini
I love this recipe! So yummy. I made the following changes to reduce the calories and increase nutritional value: Add 2/3 cup of frozen peas and 2/3 cup of frozen carrots Use reduced fat cream cheese With these changes it is 211 calories for 1/6 of the tetrazini made from this recipe (not including pasta). I found it to be a bit bland the first time that I made this, so I added extra garlic, garlic salt, onion powder and a sprinkle of chili powder. Much better!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2013
Creamy Pesto Shrimp
I made this with 1/4 cup butter and half and half instead of heavy cream. As someone else recommended, take the butter/cream mixture off of the heat and stir in the Parmesan veryyy slowly. I also used a "heaping" 1/3 cup of pesto and added 3 cubes of frozen basil (from Trader Joe's). Next time I will be adding fresh garlic and some additional spices because there wasn't quite as much flavor as we usually like. In general though, this is a great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2011
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