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DetectiveL


DetectiveL
 
Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Apr. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
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Jan. 18, 2015 7:41 am 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2015 9:11 am
I have not blogged or asked questions on allrecipes since I was on maternity leave with my daughter. That was in 2009, a year that my (now ex-) husband, my son, and I have always recalled fondly as the year I cooked and baked a ridiculous amount and variety of food, using recipes culled from… MORE
 
 
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From The Blog:  Eat Drink Man Woman
Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
Chinese Napa Cabbage Salad
Banana Cake II
  
Lemon Blueberry Bread
Panko-Parmesan Halibut
Baked Greek Fries
Curry Party Mix
Mah's Jerk Rub
About this Cook
I'm newly (and happily!) single, with two awesome kids and a good relationship with my ex. Things have changed a lot for me lately but one happy side effect of being single is having more time to try different recipes and experiment in the kitchen! And yes, my ex still gets to sample my cooking. (He does need all the help he can get...)
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook practically everything. When baking, I tend to dial back the sugar and have a fondness for nuts, fruits, and spices in my baked treats.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I hope to start some more family cooking traditions with my children. My son sometimes helps with dinner and desserts. My daughter is a little too young but she is already very interested in helping in kitchen when mommy cooks and bakes. She has her own play kitchen too!
My cooking triumphs
Making flaky pastry crust, getting my ex and son to eat (and like) fish, and learning how to make yeast breads without a machine. Getting my ex to try 'weird' food (e.g., different ethnic foods) was also a triumph. Most of all, learning to actually like cooking is the biggest triumph. I used to despise it!
My cooking tragedies
One of the first meals I ever made was risotto. It tasted good but it was way too sticky! Oh, and there was the time I had a cake baking in the oven and no one noticed that the fuse had blown halfway through the cooking time. A few years ago I tried to make doubles (Trinidadian snack food with chick peas and fried bread) and it was awful. The chickpeas were too oily, the bread not enough so; it wasn't spicy enough, and the bread was weird and misshapen.
Recipe Reviews 240 reviews
Panko-Parmesan Halibut
I used plain panko mixed with Greek seasoning from Missing Ingredient, and feta instead of parmesan. My son and I really liked this. The yogurt coating made the fish so tender!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 12, 2015
Baked Greek Fries
Delicious. I used Greek seasoning from Missing Ingredient. Love the combination of flavours. Although I love mint I think it was not really necessary. Also, because I am lazy I just mixed the oil, seasoning, and zest together and tossed the potatoes in the mixture before spreading on the pan. I needed a little more than 20 minutes to cook. Would definitely make again!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 11, 2015
Curry Party Mix
I followed the recipe to a "T" except for using rice Chex instead of corn Chex (couldn't find corn Chex). There was not enough sauce to coat everything, and I had to double the amount. The flavour gets better the next day. It also smelled REALLY good while it was baking. I thought the flavour was okay, but my family liked it more.

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Reviewed On: May 23, 2015
 
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