denise1970 Profile - (10158355)

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Home Town: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Meaford, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Married with four children.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, canning, cooking up everything from quick and easy dinners to gourmet. I especially love making homemade apple pie, as well as pumpkin and butter tarts. Soups, stews, pot pies are other favourites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
One of our favourite things is making homemade pizza. Turkey dinner is a favourite time at our house, as well as much of the canning we do - expecially jams, relish and salsa. Our whole family, especially the kids, enjoy berry picking, grinding, peeling etc. that goes with "putting up" for the winter.
My cooking triumphs
I once made 10 pies one evening with my husband and oldest daughter's help (for a bake sale). Boy we were tired!
My cooking tragedies
I once accidently "broiled" a pie that I was taking to a family Thanksgiving dinner. I caught it before it was totally ruined, but it was too brown to serve at a dinner party so I had to buy a pie at a local bakery on the way. Interestingly, the bakery pie wasn't very good and my broiled pie (which my immediate family ate the next day) actually tasted very good.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Lemon Cranberry Whole Wheat Muffins
Delicious and moist! I was worried about the tartness of the cranberries - I used frozen cranberries which I halved and added two tablespoons of sugar and set aside while making the batter. I followed everything else exactly!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 27, 2014
Aunt Norma's Rhubarb Muffins
These muffins turned out amazing - so yummy, tender, moist and flavourful. I made the exactly as the recipe stated. Will definitely make this again and again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2011
Potato Chips
These came out amazingly great! I think people may have not cut their potatoes thin enough (despite what some people have written, a knife will not cut as thin as a mandolin consistently) and perhaps used the wrong kind of potato. Last year's potatoes will burn easier and new potatoes sometimes do not brown or crisp. I did have trouble with these sticking to the plate however

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Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2011

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