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The Great Indoors: Cooking with the Stars: Audra Mari

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The Great Indoors: Cooking with the Stars: Audra Mari
Fargo ND 101 5th Street North 58102

When I asked Miss North Dakota-USA Audra Mari to do a “Cooking with the Stars” segment with me, I figured she’d make a salad. After all, not only was the tall brunette first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant, she’s a sometimes swimsuit model.

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You’d think salad would be a mainstay. Not this time. Miss Mari, bless her heart, chose to show us how to make the ooey, gooiest dessert from her family cookbook.

“My mom makes this all the time,” she says.

So Mari grew up eating this and she looks like that? Okay, count me in.

Full disclosure: Mari doesn’t eat this every day and says she loaded up on lean protein and veggies leading up the pageant. Darn. I knew it was too good to be true.

Nonetheless, for an occasional something sweet, Mari’s “Tastes Like Creme Brulee” is decadent and certainly easier than real creme brulee. No blow torch needed.

Tastes Like Creme Brulee

2 packages regular crescent rolls

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese (softened)

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 stick butter (melted)

2 teaspoon cinnamon with ½ cup sugar

Mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Open one package crescent rolls and spread out dough in a cake pan (we used 9 by 13, but a square pan would work too). Spread half cream cheese mixture on top of dough.

Open the other package of crescent rolls and layer them on top of the cream cheese mixture. Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture on the dough. Top with melted butter, cinnamon and ½ cup sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. (A square pan might take a bit longer).

Watch ‘The Great Indoors’ with Tracy Briggs every Thursday on www.InforumTV.com

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