MARSAILI Profile - (1934497)


Home Town: Chatham Township, Ohio, USA
Living In: Chatham Township, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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Penne with Chicken and Pesto
Cheese Garlic Biscuits II
A Good Easy Garlic Chicken
Creamy Twice baked potatoes
About this Cook
I have been cooking since I was 9 years old. I LOVE to cook, I collect recipes and cookbooks, my favorite thing to do is to feed people good, wholesome meals that make them happy. I can cook pretty much anything but my newest interest is making international dishes and trying new foods I've never had before. I once made an Italian dish called Timpano de Macceroni that I saw made in the movie The Big Night and it was a HUGE hit (literally huge) and pretty much affirmed my abilities as a cook to my friends and family (not that they didn't know about them before, but they were SO impressed they didn't stop talking about it for at least a year, LOL!) I pretty much can do anything in the kitchen, and what I don't know how to do, I teach myself---cooking is my life, I love to make people happy with food!!
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking downhome meals that my kids will love---I do a lot with chicken and I love to use my slow cooker and find recipes that my kids will love that I can start before I go to work and have done by the time I get home! I also love to bake, I do a lot of breads and cookies but I'll try anything at least once!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a lot of family food traditions, making the family Christmas cookies and having all the family come over to help decorate them, I always make Beef Wellington on Christmas Eve and we have our Chicken Paprikash soup that is a huge favorite, stuffed artichokes, tuna noodle casserole, chicken divan---just some examples of recipes that have been passed down over the years and through generations.
My cooking triumphs
Two of my biggest cooking triumphs have been successfully making a Beef Wellington that looked and tasted better than the one I have had at the local fancy restaurants. I saw the movie The Big Night and decided that I HAD to make a Timpano de Macceroni---found the recipe online and cooked from 9 am to 10 pm--but made the best darn Italian dish I've ever made!! http:www.thegutsygourmet.nettimpano.html
My cooking tragedies
Really, the only thing I've ever made that turned out really bad was a recipe I tried when I was first married. It was on a Rice A Roni box, called porcupine balls---it was a recipe for meatballs with rice a roni in them and it was AWFUL!!!! My ex-husband has said throughout the years that it was the only flop I ever made!
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Brown Rice
Good rice! I used chicken broth and brown rice because that is what I had---I did not put the basil in it---doesn't really go with the other flavors. If you use brown rice, it's going to take about 20 minutes longer than white rice! Very good, will make again!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 15, 2012
Whole Wheat Pita Bread
I've made this quite a few times and they are always terrific! I don't use soy anything so I subbed bread flour and they puffed up just fine. I also use the molasses because it gives it a great, nutty flavor, like wheat bread (which also has molasses in it). The only issue is the directions saying to add the salt with the yeast---that'll kill your yeast, I always add salt after the flour.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2010
Penne with Chicken and Pesto
This recipe was wonderful! I did add more cream than it asked for, because I had a lot of chicken. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as written and the family loved it! It's definitely a keeper!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2008

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