Peculiah Profile - (10161190)

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Living In: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Indian, Southern, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am in my mid-twenties and have just graduated from university. I have recently moved back to Ottawa, ON to work and live. I love experimenting in the kitchen and am particularly partial to spicy foods! I have lived in France and love French cooking. In addition, I am interested in Indian, Thai, Mexican, Spanish, Italian and basically any other type of cooking!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and am becoming more experimental with cakes and cake decorating. Recently I have discovered the joys of royal icing and food colouring gels!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up learning to cook traditional east coast fare and turkey dinners! This was great experience for me because my mother and aunts are wonderful cooks and certainly know how to cook for large crowds. I was also given free reign in baking in our house and have tried my hand at everything from yeasted baked goods to pies, cookies and cakes.
My cooking triumphs
I once made four desserts for my mother's birthday party. They included two kinds of bar cookies plus a citrus cheesecake topped with fruit and a butter pecan birthday cake topped with cinnamon buttercream. My family was delighted!
My cooking tragedies
I have had some major and minor cooking tragedies! I can't cook rice properly to save my life!
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
This was very yummy. I only used 2 chicken breasts (just for BF and myself) and cut the cooking time by half. I found the seasoning made it a little on the salty side so next time I think I would just add ranch dressing to the sandwiches. Awesome with lettuce and red onion. You really need a sturdy bread for these though - I used a cheddar/jalapeno baguette.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2009
Fabulous Homemade Bread
This bread really IS fabulous! I made it on Sunday and baked 2 loaves and froze the other 4. The bread was perfectly fluffy and delicious. Next time I would make 4 loaves out of the dough rather than six as I found them on the smaller side. I made this recipe in my KitchenAid mixer and it was very easy. Thank you so much!!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2009
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
This recipe lives up to its name! There has to be something good going on if the recipe has been reviewed almost 2,700 times! I made these cookies as written, except I didn't grease my baking sheets. I also chilled the dough for 45 minutes and then formed the cookies into balls by hand because it was easier. They needed 17 minutes in the oven and were very soft when they came out. However, after cooling they are perfect. One of my coworkers tasted them and said I should open a bakery.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2009
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