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Home Town: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Member Since: Dec. 2000
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I enjoy baking. It relaxes me. I can bake almost anything, but I stay away from a lot of cream or candy based desserts. The sugar and fat are simply not worth the taste.
My favorite things to cook
Weight Watchers recipes are great, flavourful and lightened up. I've made over a 100 banana breads and from at least over a dozen recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pastas, Italian desserts and BBQ
My cooking triumphs
My ethnic themed meals: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Greek and Middle Eastern.
My cooking tragedies
experiments with Light baking. two inch cakes that were suppose to be 7, Muffins that were hard as rocks and cookies that a Dog wouldn't eat.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Macaron (French Macaroon)
This was a solid recipe. I was happy with the result, but happier with a few adjustments I made to account for my oven, and my taste preferences. I found 30 grams of fine sugar was sufficient to mix with the egg whites. I used 210 grams of the icing sugar and 125 grams of the ground almonds. I add a thin dab of colour to the egg whites to give the little roonies a bit of colour. I also add a tiny amount of very intensive almond extract. I found I had to add more after sifting the almonds because there were so many little pieces left in the sieve. I also sift the icing sugar and almonds separately and weight them after sifting, then sifting again all together.... I know its pain, but so are these tasty cookies! I let them rest on the pan for 35-40 minutes and this worked for me (my house is warm though). I needed to bake at a higher temp for longer- 315 F for 12-13 minutes. I was successful with quality parchment paper. Fantastic little bite of delicious delicacy! Thanks for posting it Elle!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2014
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
Very Good Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies! I talked my son out of buying the name brand "chewy chocolate cookies" in the store and promised to make him some. These were excellent cookies, but not the same as the chewy ones he wanted (which are likely full of chemicals!!) I made smaller cookies, spaced them about 1 1/2 apart and that was sufficient. About a TBSP full of dough per cookie. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that I thought 2 cups of choco-chips was a little too much for that amount of dough, it was hard to get enough dough to hold together the cookie with all those chipits spilling out....by my goodness was a tastey dough to snack on!!! Yummy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2008
Pizzelles II
Very good recipe. I found them a little too crispie to roll for cannoli-style pizzelle though. The aroma while cooking is better than any air-freshner I could ever have in my house!! Yummy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2007

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