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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 love to cook. And bake. I am lucky enough to be a stay at home Mom! I was born and raised in FL, but getting ready to move to the beautiful state of Ohio :)
My favorite things to cook
I love baking cookies! And cupcakes! ANd good ol' comfort food.
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 22 reviews
Chicken Cordon Bleu I
I made this for the first time tonight for dinner. I did make a couple of changes after reading the reviews. I butterflied the chicken breasts and then pounded them. I seasoned the inside of each breast with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Then added the Swiss cheese and ham. Rolled each breast. Coated each piece of chicken with a dollop of sour cream and then rolled each in seasoned bread crumbs. Put a pat of unsalted butter on the top of each piece of chicken. 5 minutes before the chicken was done, I basted each with the juice in the pan. Oh my goodness, it was delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2014
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)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2013

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