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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Grilled Chicken Marinade
Excellent! I had one chicken breast left over from our previous dinner, so I grilled this one as written with the exception that I didn't slice the chicken. I'd think that had I thinly sliced the chicken and cooked it for that long on each side that it'd have been way overcooked. As it was, this was wonderful! This time I cut the recipe to 1 serving, but I almost wish I had a little more marinade that I could save off before adding the chicken so that I could drizzle it over some of the side dishes. I'll do that next time. You don't need to change a thing in the proportions of this recipe! Thanks, Jennifer!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2015
Chicken Francesa
We very much enjoyed our dinner, and we have some leftovers! That's good for us! I used a package of Costco organic chicken breasts that I cut in half horizontally and did not pound out. I cut the other ingredients in half, and they were just right. I used panko crumbs, and I used 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier on top. I do think that 25 minutes at 350 would be too much for what I made, so if the chicken were to be pounded out to 1/4 inch, I wouldn't want to bake it for that long. As it was, I baked mine for about 15 minutes at 350. We will definitely have this again, and I'd serve it for company any time! Thanks, NANNYMM!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2015
Raspberry Dream Cocktail
Yummy after dinner drink!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2015
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