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katiemaytoo


katiemaytoo
 
Home Town: Michigan, USA
Living In: Michigan, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My mom usually cooked from scratch and was obsessed about always having something baked in the house. But growing up in that environment, I always said I'd either marry a rich man so we could eat out all the time or a man who liked to cook, so I wouldn't have to do it. I married a man who is neither (a tolerable flaw!), but found that I enjoy cooking for him and that I'm not too bad at it either. For a while I cooked a lot of meat-and-potatoes type dishes that he was used to, but I've started experimenting and he's not a very happy guinea pig! But even though I rebelled against my mom teaching me to cook, she managed to sneak in the basics and makes a great guide when I can't figure something out.
My favorite things to cook
Anything at all! When I eat out, I always look for new menu items so I can try something different and my cooking at home is no different.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since my husband's parents and mine juggle schedules to get us over for holiday feasts, I don't do much cooking for holidays. But birthdays are another story... A number of family and friends deviously hint to me when their birthday is near about what a fantastic (insert cake type) cake I made them last year. For those friends who don't bake, I'm happy to make them a yummy birthday treat - easier and less expensive than a traditional gift!
My cooking triumphs
Cheesecakes. Everyone is impressed with a homemade cheesecake and they're not as hard as rumors would have you believe.
My cooking tragedies
I once set off a smoke detector in my apartment making a grilled cheese sandwich! I still blame it on the junky pans I had at the time! But we just won't tell anyone about this, okay?
Recipe Reviews 65 reviews
Ravioli Soup
Very bland. Sadly, a waste of my raviolis.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2012
Marshmallow Crispie Bars
These were great! Chewy and delicious. Other recipes are too dry, so I was looking for one that stayed gooey and this definitely fit!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2009
Love the Mama Lemon Bars
This was good, but not great. Some reviewers said too lemony, some said not enough, so I made it as-is. It was not terribly lemony, I would like it more lemony, but that's my taste. Also, some reviewers said there wasn't enough lemon topping - I agree. I would double that next time. But they were good and everyone I shared them with liked them, I had just hoped for something a little more tart and with at least as much lemon stuff on top as crust.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2009
 
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