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Mary Jo

Mary Jo
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Living In: Stuart, Florida, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Vegetarian, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a something yr old stay-at-home Mom. I have 5 kids that I simply adore! My kids range in age from 29 to 3 years. I remarried 8 years ago and we decided we'd like to have children together. That's where my 6 and 3 year olds come into the picture! Yes, some do call me crazy, but I wouldn't trade it for the world :o) In January 2013, I will become a Grandmother for the first time and can not wait!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking just about anything. I'm not very good at cakes and pastries, but one day would like to be.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I cook and they eat it ;o)
My cooking triumphs
I've been told my mashed potatoes and homemade macaroni and cheese are to die for!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving, I didn't know there was a bag of goodies inside the bird. Who hasn't done that though??
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
No Roll Sugar Cookies
I used 2 sticks of unsalted butter instead of using shortening. I left the butter out for 2 days so it would be nice and soft. When making these cookies, I had "helpers", my 7 and 4 year old. Very easy recipe to follow. More shortbread tasting in my opinion then a sugar cookie, but I am not complaining. These cookies are delicious and even my super picky 7 year old had 2 as soon as they came out of the oven. Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2013
Jewish Grandma's Best Beef Brisket
I had never made a fresh beef brisket before. After searching the internet, came across this recipe. I read the reviews and got a little concerned when people said it needed more flavor. Here is what I did: Browned both sides of the brisket (it was a little over 4.4 lbs.). Mixed 2 packets of brown gravy mix with enough water to cover about 3/4 of the meat. Chopped the onions and garlic and mixed it with the liquid before pouring it over the top. Covered and cooked for a little over 2 hours. Maybe the heat was set too high because it was perfect at that time! Any longer and I think it would have become dry. My Husband couldn't get enough of it and kept saying it tasted like prime rib...silly Man :o)

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Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2013
Banana Sour Cream Bread
I feel I have made my share of banana bread through the years and tried a variety of recipes, but that stops here! This was the most amazing banana bread I have ever made or eaten! The only thing I did different was add shredded coconut instead of nuts (next time I am using nuts as well). It made 6 mini loaves and 6 muffins. Cooking it at 300 degrees took almost exactly 1 hour. I can't wait to go buy more bananas so I can make more :o)

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Reviewed On: Aug. 1, 2012

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