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Home Town: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Living In: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Married, two pets, love to meet new people, love to travel, and love to cook, learning something new every day. Have a spiritual side; like walks on beach, cool nights, sipping wine poolside under the stars; love to dance and sing when nobody is watching. Can never get enough of children laughing, rainbows, kittens and puppies, great steak, and fresh flowers.
My favorite things to cook
Bread, shrimp, muffins; macaroni and cheese, salads, any chocolate dessert; cheese cake and shortbread; roasted veggies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom taught me to make chili con carne at a very early age, although I have changed a few things, I still make it "like Mum did". My mother-in-law made wonderful stews, so I have taken it to a different level with a slow-cooker and perfected it.
My cooking triumphs
Making my own cheesey breadsticks from a modified shortbread recipe. Making cream cheese stuffed-bacon wrapped baked poblano peppers my signature dish with many meals.
My cooking tragedies
Cookies - I can't bake cookies!! First few times I roasted veggies they were either hard as rocks or so mushy they would make great baby food!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Baked Denver Omelet
Had some guy friends of hubby's stay over a few nights and made this for their breakfast/brunch before the drive back. Changed it up a bit. Seeded and diced 2 fresh jalapenos, used red onion as it is sweeter, snipped in 6 large fresh basil leaves, a cup of (left over from dinner the night before) roast chicken, some minced garlic and a few slices of Swiss cheese on top, which melted into the eggs and made it nice and gooey; sprinkled top with some red chili flakes and baked it up! The men in my life loved it with warmed flour tortillas, they all made wraps and gobbled up the whole pan. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful versatile dish!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2013
Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade
This was a nice change from my Three Olive Tapenade. As I did not have jarred roasted red peppers, I roasted a red bell with a drizzle of EVOO and it worked great. I cut the EVOO to 1/4 cup, and did not use salt as the Parmesan is salty enough. I also rinsed the artichokes. Served as an appetizer on rice crackers...delish! Thanks for sharing Ashbeth, I will make this again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2012
Sweet and Tangy Broccoli Salad
I loved this salad, although I did make a few changes. I used only 1/2 pound bacon just for the saltyness, used sliced red grapes instead of raisins,(green would work too) I don't use sugar, so I whisked together 1/8 cup of warmed honey with the mayo, and I used 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, and 2 tablespoons sliced and toasted almonds. Everyone loved it, no leftovers!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 21, 2012

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