Marcia Profile - (18974878)

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Home Town: Rochester, New York, USA
Living In: Manalapan, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
Retired Chem. Engineer. Married w/ 2 kids in college. I love summer and vacations.
My favorite things to cook
Fast and easy stuff with common ingredients but great flavor and nutrition. This is changing since I retired, but I didn't have time to be shopping to find ingredients I never heard of, and I often started preparing meals late, when everybody was already hungry and can't wait for a meal that takes too long to prepare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chili night at our vacation place (the extended family comes over for chili and corn bread when we're there for vacation) The traditional Thanksgiving dinner at one of our sisters'houses.
Recipe Reviews 89 reviews
Roasted Beets with Feta
Thought I didn't like beets, but these were delicious! I've only had beets once or twice, years ago, and I had never cooked them myself. I picked this recipe because of the great ratings, and it didn't disappoint! To speed things up a bit I peeled and sliced the beets into 1/2 inch wedges, drizzled with a little olive oil, and salt and peppered lightly before roasting at 350 degrees. They were done in 30 minutes. I used onions instead of shallots, but otherwise no changes for the vinaigrette. Wonderful! Wish I remembered to take a picture before we gobbled them up because this recipe makes and elegant, gourmet-looking dish.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2014
Garlic Red Potatoes
Made exactly as described except cooked in a microwave convection oven so it took a little less time (set oven for 325 degrees F with 30% microwave power for 20 min covered then 10 min uncovered). Came out perfect!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2014
Chef John's Homemade Mayonnaise
This recipe just doesn't work for me. I followed the directions exactly and it turned out just an oily liquid, so I threw it out and started over, this time watching the video and following it exactly. It looked ok when I first started pulsing the stick blender, but when it was all mixed in it was just oily liquid again.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2014
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