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Marjorie joins Belinda Jensen at the KARE 11 Barn

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Watch Marjorie and John on Twin Cities Live

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Marjorie on the Dr. Oz Show

Marjorie and Dr. Oz cook up some healthy recipes. See the recipes here

Wednesday September 14 (3-4PM)
NBC Channel 11

Marjorie on Dr. Oz

Marjorie was on the Dr.Oz Show Monday February 28. She made her Apricot Pecan Muffins with him. The recipe is on page 118 of her cookbook "The Road to Blue Ribbon Baking with Marjorie".

Marjorie Says "The Dr. Oz show is one of my favorites. I am a huge fan of Dr. Oz and he presented me with a big blue Dr. Oz Ribbon!"

Marjorie on Dr. Oz 2/28/2011

Monday, February 28 (3-4p ch 11 Central)

Marjorie's prize winning English Toffee Pie on Martha Stewart

View Marjorie's prize winning English Toffee Pie recipe on Martha Stewart.

The Tonight Show Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

I always bake my pie in a Pyrex glass pie pan. I like glass better than a metal pan. I use part butter in my pie crust for the flavor of butter. I always use a pastry cloth and a rolling pin cover to roll out my pie crust. It is easier to roll out. In 1990 this blueberry pie won me a trip to the Crisco pie contest in New Orleans in spring 1991.

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Marjorie and her pies
  • Pie crust for a double 9-inch pie
  • Milk or Cream
  • Sugar
  • Filling
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Cheese Layer
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup dairy sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Decorations
  • Baked flower cutouts
  • 7 blueberries
  • Heat oven to 425 F.

    Press two thirds of pie crust dough between hands to form a 5 to 6-inch "pancake." Form remaining dough into smaller "pancake." Roll and press larger "pancake" into 9-inch pie plate. Bake and cool completely.

    Roll remaining dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out seven 2-inch flowers using a cookie cutter. Cut 1/4 inch hole in center of each. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Brush with milk. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 425 F for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

    For filling, combine 3/4 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Add lemon juice and 1 ½ cups blueberries. Cook and stir on medium heat, until mixture comes to a boil. Simmer, stirring often until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in butter. Cool to room temperature. Fold in remaining 1 ½ cups blueberries.

    For cheese layer, combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar, sour cream and lemon peel in small bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth. Spread on bottom of baked pie crust. Spoon filling over cheese layer.

    For decorations, place one flower cutout in center of pie and remaining 6 cutouts around edge of filling. Place 1 blueberry in center of each flower. Refrigerate. Makes one 9-inch pie.

    Christmas Coffee Cake

    A holiday baking special!

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    Marjorie with Jay Leno
  • 1 cup water (105-115 degrees)
  • 2 packages active dry yeast plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 3/4 - 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Cherry Christmas Tree
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied red cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied green cherries
  • Icing For Coffeecake
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dough
    In a large electric mixer bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar. Add dry milk, honey, butter, salt, eggs and half the bread flour. Blend together on low speed, then beat at medium speed for 4 minutes. Switch to bread hooks and add rest of flour to make a soft dough that is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk. Punch down. Place dough on a floured cloth. Divide dough into two equal parts. Cover and let rest 15 minutes.

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    Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

    I made this cookie to give out to the the basketball players when I interviewed them as a correspondent of The Tonight Show at the NBA finals on June 7th. This is an easy cookie to make and so delicious.

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • In a large electric mixing bowl, place butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs. Beat together until a creamy mixture. Sift flour with soda and salt and add on low speed to butter mixture. Add oatmeal and walnuts and combine well. Refrigerate dough for easier handling. Form into balls the size of walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

    Makes 5 dozen cookies.

    Bunny Rolls

    Here is the recipe Marjore made with Belinda on Kare 11 on April 7, 2007

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  • 1 cup water (105F-115 F. degrees)
  • 1/3 cup dry milk
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2-4 cups flour
  • 1 egg slightly beaten (to brush over bunny rolls just before baking)
  • Place in an electric mixer bowl the water and yeast. Let stand for a few minutes till the yeast is dissolved. Add dry milk, butter, sugar, salt, eggs and 2 cups of the flour. Blend together on low speed then beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Add rest of flour and knead with bread hooks or by hand to make a soft smooth elastic dough. Place in a greased bowl, cover, let rise in a warm place about 80 degrees till double in bulk.
    Punch down, let rise again till double. Punch down and make into bunnies.