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Living In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love to cook and bake and take every opportunity to try new recipes. From classic to daring, I try to do it all.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts are probably my favourite thing to make. I love themes and decorating. Desserts are definitely what I use as a creative outlet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas is a big deal to my family. Our Christmas dinner is the exact dinner that my grandmother used to make. I'm certain that these recipes will be passed on from generation to generation for years to come. We also do holiday baking together, which often results in a flour fight between my sister and I.
My cooking triumphs
My biggest triumph has to be a... ummm... novelty cake that I made for my sister's bachelorette party. The cake tasted and looked amazing. Not only was it my first time working with fondant, I made the fondant from scratch! The first whole roast chicken that I have ever cooked turned out to be the absolute best I have ever had. That was quite a triumph! I continue to make that exact chicken, and even make it for guests (who always compliment it).
My cooking tragedies
My worst, hands down, was when I tried to make a red velvet cake for my MIL's birthday. I had a bunch of family over. The cake looked wonderful, smelled wonderful... and it tasted like play dough. It was so embarrassing to serve it to everyone. I definitely learned my lesson. Never try new recipes on guests. ;)
Recipe Reviews 69 reviews
Fresh Pea Soup
Delicious, refreshing and healthy! I subbed chicken stock for water and added a dash of rosemary. Very easy soup. To save on calories, I didn't add cream, though I didn't find that it tasted like it was missing anything. Recommended!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2014
Unbelievable Rolls
These were good for a quick roll. They were best when they were warm from the over, but but lost something when they cooled. Serve these fresh and warm, if possible.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2014
Braised Balsamic Chicken
VERY very tasty, however, I didn't use a great quality balsamic. Rating the result of what I made, I'd say it was a 3 1/2 - 4 star, but can likely blame that on the balsamic that I used. I m going to invest in a better vinegar and try this again.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2014

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