Carolyn Profile - (10557689)

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Living In: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am the mother of three and we live on a small hobby farm with our two horses and three cats. I come from a long line of fabulous cooks and I love to cook and there is no food I have tried, yet, that I don't like. My problem is that I don't get to cook what I really want to cook because my husband never grew up eating the cooking that I grew up eating so he likes fairly bland and boring food. He has gotten better over the years but I still don't get to cook the things I would like to cook.
My favorite things to cook
I love making things up which sometimes scares my husband:) I love to cook pasta dishes, stirfrys, fish, gazpacho(not cooked of course), Newfoundland style pea soup, beef stew, and apple pie made from scratch. I also like to bake treats for the kids.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In Newfoundland every Sunday dinner is a big meal with many dishes and dessert. I enjoyed this day and would love to help my mother prepare the meal.
My cooking triumphs
I make deadly beef stew, pea soup, apple pie, and gazpacho. I also make elaborate cakes for special occasions like my kids' birthdays and this year I made an elaborate, huge pirate ship cake for my son. The cake was a big hit and a lot of fun to make.
My cooking tragedies
I can't seem to make a good shortbread cookie. I did better this Christmas than last Christmas but I have still tasted much better than mine.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Spicy Peach-Glazed Pork Chops
I loved this recipe. I didn't have peach preserves so I made my own using canned peaches. I also didn't have chile paste so I made my own version. I made oriental ginger noodles to go with it and it was a delicious meal.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2008
Broccoli Beef I
Fairly tasty but the garlic and ginger needs to be doubled to really add flavor. I would mix the sauce using the ginger and use half as a marinade for the meat first. I would also use cornstarch as the thickener instead of flour as it is the flour that creates the blandness when the spices aren't doubled. I made mine with broccoli and zucchini but matchstick carrots are good too if you want more than one vegetable. Chili pepper flakes add a nice zing if you like a little heat with this kind of dish.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2008
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