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Home Town: Shanley, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm married with 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. I work full time and love to find recipies that taste like they were cooked all day but only take a short time to make. I make most things from scratch, from breads,preserves home made lunch meats, and sausages. Cooking is my stress reliever.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta Ribs Jams & Preserves
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have a buffet every Christmas Eve for Family and friends. My children and I do most of the cooking. It's a blast getting together and planning the menu and putting it all together. We all look forward to that more than the get together on Christmas Day
My cooking triumphs
Catering for 100 at my parents anniversary. Sending a 4 tiered Wedding cake 500 miles from home and it making it their in one piece.
My cooking tragedies
A 5 star coconut cream pie landing upside down on the oven door as I took it out. "no desert that night"
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style
I usually like to try a recipe a few times before I comment on it. This turned out perfect everytime. Very little prep time, pop it in the oven and forget it, you can't get much simplier than that. I have handed out this recipe to many of my family and the comments are all the same YUM! One note, I found the best results came from letting the chicken sit overnight with the rub on it. It needed a little more than the "minimum 4-6 hours to sit. Also, a spice blend such as "Italian, Greek etc." in place of the thyme gives it a nice twist as well. Thanks for the delicious recipe

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2011
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
Thank you Karena for sharing this recipe. I made it as per the recipe, except, I cut the ingredients in half, as this makes a large amount. The spice level for me was just right, as I like to taste the other ingredients in the recipe and not overpower them with heavy spices. As my tastes are not the same as yours, I will probably make a few changes, the next time I make this and there will be a next time. Possibly a different type of bean and try a different cheese, like pepper jack for a kick. I don't normally write reviews for the recipes on here, but I finally felt like voicing my opinion. I feel that some of the reviews, on this site, not just on this recipe, would be better left off. Especially the ones that totally re-write a recipe. My advise to all members, is to keep in mind a quote that I read from Chef Michael Smith. He wrote " Recipes are how one cook shares ideas with another cook! They're just words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise" These words are absolutely true. Every recipe on this site, will have alterations done to it, to suit each persons own tastes. A few tweaks mentioned are good, but if your are going to re-write it...submit your own. Thanks again Karena, and to all the other cooks that have the guts to submit their recipes for us to enjoy.

88 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2011
Irish Cream Liqueur II
I have made several different versions of "Irish Cream" over the years and I have to say this is the best version by far. I have given out this recipe to several of my friends and family, once they had a sample of it. The only change I made was using a 1/4 cup of strong brew coffee instead of the coffee granules, as I don't by instant coffee. Thank you for the excellent recipe. Its worth all 5 stars in my books.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2010
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