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Gitano


Gitano
 
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Living In: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Boating, Walking, Fishing
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Mar. 13, 2012 7:20 am 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2012 1:03 pm
No really! I kid you not, oatmeal really is a super food!  Almost like a super hero, almost I said, it can't fly but it does have super powers known to save mankind from heart attacks and strokes and lower blood sugars and decreases adult obesity.  So why isn't everyone stampeding to the… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
I am a Real Estate Agent (visit www.deborahlsykes.com), A Mom to two grown kids, A Wife and I love to collect recipes! I have so many creative outlets at the moment...it is a wonder I have time to work :) I knit all kinds of things, I design, create and sew custom-made Aprons, Totes & Vacation Handbags ~ for further info, please visit http://www.lagitanacrafts.com, I also JUST (Oct/13) purchased a loom and am learning how to weave AND I blog my heart out at www.ournorthernhomestead.com. I used to blog here on AR but felt the need to compile everything into one site, cooking, sewing, crafts, DIY, and funny cr@p that happens to me at our cottage and life in general. So pop on by and say hello!
My favorite things to cook
BBQ Chicken Penne Pasta - my husband ADORES it! Anything with rice or pasta, along with a killer bbq chicken pizza!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Easter Paska bread - my kids pester me every year to make it! It takes all day but well worth it.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that turns out well! ;)
My cooking tragedies
When I first got married many years ago, we got our first microwave and I attempted to cook carrots in a corningware dish with a glass lid...anyway, I inadertantly set the timer for 25 minutes and went out in the backyard, next thing I knew the glass lid of the corningware was a molten mass and the carrots had turned into little charcoal briquettes! My husband has never let me hear the end of that one! :)
Recipe Reviews 125 reviews
Acorn Squash Gnocchi with Parmesan Sage Beurre Blanc
I think a lot of the negative reviews on here are from people missing the point. Acorn squash in itself, is pretty bland, hence why people add spices, etc to it. I do believe the creator of this recipe had that in mind as she said she didn't care for it and therefore was wanting to disguise it. There is a bonus in that it cuts down substantially on the starch as opposed to potato gnocchi. For those wanting to be able to *taste* the squash, I suggest you use a Butternut Squash as it has a stronger flavour. This recipe is a great starting point. You can tweak it in so many directions. Yes, you do have to be mindful of the ratio of flour to squash, but that depends on exactly how much squash you have. Therefore people, you should not take the flour amounts verbatim! I used a small squash, which yielded about 4 cups of cooked squash, I used only 1/2 cup of the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of AP flour plus more for kneading in until I had a soft dough that was no longer sticky. Reason for only using 1/2 c ww flour is personal preference, I find any dough can get overly tough with too much ww flour. Gnocchi's are supposed to be soft, little pillows, not tough, rubbery nuggets. This did make a huge amount (I was just making it for me as I was solo for dinner) so I froze the rest on a cookie sheet for doling out later. I didn't make the sauce but chose to use my own spicy homemade pasta sauce. Delectable little pillows indeed. Thank you SPEARL20 for a great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2014
Mushroom Chicken Piccata
Lemon and mushrooms...wasn't quite expecting the combination. Not sure if I like it or not. Otherwise, it was an easy dish to put together. The only thing I did different was to bake the chicken instead of frying (I do not fry any meats whatsoever anymore) and I used seasoned bread crumbs instead of flour. Will try it again but maybe cut down on the amount of lemon juice.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2012
Cheese Ravioli with Three Pepper Topping
Great alternative to a tomato sauce. I used veggie broth due to my daughter being vegetarian, and added a pinch of salt and fresh cracked pepper along with a tbsp of fresh, chopped parsley at the end. Excellent over home-made spinach/ricotta ravioli! Thanks for the recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2012
 
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