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~marie~


~marie~
 
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Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I will be 30 in a few years, yikes!I have been married for 7 yrs, to my love, an intense, loveable, passionate Lebanese. We have the two "bestest", super-sweetest, amazing girls, ages 6 and 3.
My favorite things to cook
Butter Chicken - Pad Thai - OMG nut burgers...anything cultural!! I love my mother-in-law's Lebanese salads, my mom's home cooking, and I love cooking Lebanese. I don't have as much time as I would like to contribute my favorite recipes, but I do post the odd review. I love this site!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have lots of aunts and cousins, and we always get together for every holiday meal. My mom, aunt's and grandma always make a feast-Turkey, gravy, a huge roaster full of The Famous Stuffing, Sweet potato casserole, vegetables and the best cream sauce ever, My favorite broccoli cheese and bacon salad with sunflower seeds(I'll have to poste this recipe) the best jello salads and of course the desserts- they are known FAR and WIDE for them- they each donate a Masterpeice every year at a charity auction and they go for thousands of dollars! I admire my aunts for their talents. They are the girls to call when you need a wedding catered- they are the best-with Class, too. They've always been the cooks, I've always been the server- with pride!! They get raves everywhere they go. Don't ask me why they don't open a restaurant. Not to mention my mom- she lives a few hours away now- but there's never anything as comforting to a weary soul as your mama's home cooking! I'm due for a treatment!
My cooking triumphs
I have triumphs more often now than failures. It took a while to be a consistently good cook, but the trick is finding something you both enjoy, and sticking with it at least once every two weeks to really nail it down. If you cook it more than that, you'll wear it out and you're stuck!
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list...they still happen on occasion- I always blame it on the recipe, of course! One time, I was simply asked to bring the corn for a huge family gathering- and I somehow botched that. I had to cook alot of frozen corn in not enough time, and let's just say that they still just get me to bring the buns or pop! How humiliating. At least I'm still invited to the family gatherings. LOL
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Greek Style Potatoes
This is bad. I could eat way too many of these!! SOOO good!! Ok. Here's one suggestion for the reviewer further down that thought the herbs were just too over powering- try switching to just oregano- and you'll still have an authentic greek potato dish!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2007
Candied Salmon
This was good. I likes the sweet tang to it, but I will try brown sugar instead of white next time. My husband doesn't like salmon, and was really disappointed when I told him that was for supper(I buy salmon for me and the girls-NOT for him) but since I'm out of groceries and this was all I had, I looked here for a really good salmon recipe. This one worked, he ate the fish, and said it was really good, "where did you get that recipe?". Here's a tip: Let the salmon sit in the sauce for at least 10 minutes before you serve it- it soaks it up and makes it moist- the fillets I took out and plated right as soon as it came out of the oven were kinda dry, but the ones that I was putting away after supper were super moist and flavorful. Thanks for making my husbands salmon dinner a pleasant experience!!

55 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2007
Fish Sinigang (Tilapia) - Filipino Sour Broth Dish
SUPER!!! I love this soup! My Philipino friend has a similar recipe- she adds sliced potatoes and brown rice-cooked. This IS comfort food. My husband is Lebanese and he loves this soup. We make it just about once a week. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Good Job!!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2007
 
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