Marianne Profile - (10848063)


Home Town: Utah, USA
Living In: California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Nov. 24, 2014 8:37 am 
Updated: Nov. 27, 2014 4:53 am
I don’t remember a time when I have used aluminum foil other than Reynolds, and that’s been 50 years of cooking and baking.  Every once in a while I’d try another product, most recently one from a very popular big box store.  I couldn’t wait until that product was gone from my kitchen, though… MORE
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About this Cook
As a child of Swedish parents who always cooked, I have always loved to serve up my love to others through food--just like my folks. Most of my favorite family memories are a result of meals, families sitting around the table talking, parties with good food, good wine, sparkling conversations.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite foods depend on the time of year, the occasion, and my hankerings. I'm easily coerced into changing my mind by mere suggestions (I am Libra rising): a bit of meat--yum; a pancake--I'm ready; potatoes--now what! Desserts, well, that's a whole new ball of wax! Whew!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Swedish pancakes are really a trademark I copied from my mother. These crepe-like pancakes are cooked on a cast iron griddle, spotted with sour cream and jam, rolled up and then sprinkled with syrup. I dare you to eat just one!
My cooking triumphs
When I cook vegetables and am actually able to eat them, I consider that to be a triumph! I grew up with a botanist father who grew EVERY single vegetable possible and could NOT for the life of me eat them. I'm the only one of four children who would sit at the table for hours until I finally convinced them I wouldn't eat. Now, only a few, and then mostly only raw.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married more than 40 years ago, I bought a bag of peanuts from someone "giving" them away for some charitable organization. Naive, yes. I made a meatloaf (supposedly a very good recipe) using those stale, sour nuts and ended up throwing the "result" against the sink when my husband suggested that perhaps this was not really an edible meal. I have since learned better ways to handle disappointments!
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Turkey Salad
I made two changes to this: I didn't let it sit for more than just a couple of hours, and I didn't mince it up into cracker-size form. I only needed to have a good base for some leftover turkey that I had, and this fit the bill. I'd make this again. Thanks, Gloria Burris!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2015
Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake
I didn't use foil but rather just greased the pan well, and there were no problems with it coming out ok. My family and friends said I could make this any time I wanted! Thanks, DWBH!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2015
Gerry's Margarita
Excellent drink! Just follow the recipe exactly, and you won't be sorry! Thanks, BloodyGerry!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2015
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