ThisMamaCanCook Profile - (19140986)

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Home Town: New York, USA
Living In: Maryland, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
As the oldest of 5 kids growing up, I started cooking & baking when I was quite young. I have over 25 years of practice & I love sharing my creations with the people I love. No one goes hungry in my presence, so I spend a lot of time in the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
I prefer to use fresh ingredients & limit processed foods as much as possible. I cook 5 nights a week (leftovers for the other 2), so we rarely eat out because I prefer my own cooking. I make a wonderful, from scratch, tomato sauce for pasta, using tomatoes and basil from my garden. Chicken Marsala, homemade pizza, and homemade mac&cheese are my signature dishes. I especially love to bake! Cookies, brownies, cheesecake...I love to try new recipes. I'm "at home" when I'm in my kitchen.
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Kale Krisps
This was fantastic! Even my picky preschooler ate it! Followed directions exactly, but I baked for just a couple extra minutes to really crisp the kale. The leftovers were just as good cold. Can't wait to make it again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2014
Butter Flaky Pie Crust
I have made this recipe almost a dozen times in the last month for a variety of different pies, quiches & homemade "pop tarts." It's delicious, flaky & very easy to make. I pulse the flour & salt together in my Ninja food processor, add the butter & pulse until it's all cut in, & then transfer it to a bowl where I add the water. Comes out perfect every time & this is officially my go-to pie crust recipe. Thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2014
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
This was wonderful! I have been looking for a sweet cornbread, similar to what is served at a local chili restaurant, and this is it!! I followed the recipe exactly & wouldn't change a thing. THANKS!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2014

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