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Home Town: Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Explosive Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
About this Cook
I've always enjoyed cooking, but now that I am a stay-at-home mom, I try to find even more time to find new recipes and try making new things for my family. Lucky for me, my husband is always game, and my daughter is pretty adventurous!
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking a whole chicken from time to time, and nothing makes me happier than a delicious home-made soup! And no one can resist home baked cookies, especially not when you make them yourself, and get to bask in their aroma as they bake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was a working mom, so she made a lot of quick meals when we were growing up, but one thing I LOVED to do with her was make pizza. It's one of those foods that's as much fun to prepare as it is to eat, and I just know what me and my daughter will be making pizza together as soon as she is tall enough to reach the ingredients from a stool in the kitchen!!!
My cooking triumphs
My mom-in-law broke her arm one year just before Thanksgiving, and even though she thought she could cook a ham, everyone wanted turkey, so I volunteered to be the cook for the occasion, and everything (right down to the yams) went off without a hitch!
My cooking tragedies
I have tried, and failed miserably, to make edible teething biscuits from all natural ingredients for my baby (hoping to also master them and sell them at the farmer's market).
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Whole Wheat Honey Bread
So far, this is my favourite whole wheat recipe for my new breadmaker, and my husband loved this one because of the honey, but I'm still looking for a lighter bread recipe. Perhaps you can't do it with 100% whole wheat? I don't know, but I'll keep searching.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 31, 2009
Real Hummus
Great hummus recipe. I didn't make any changes, and I liked the resulting taste and texture (I used the submitter's suggested changes), and I would make this again and again. Served with "Peppy's Pita Bread" (also awesome).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 31, 2009
Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins
I can't give this five stars because I made so many changes, so I don't know how they would have turned out, but with my "mods," they were pretty delish. I used 1/4 cup packed brown sugar instead of 1/3 white. I didn't have quick oats, so I ground 1 cup of slow oats in my mini-prep to make oat flour, and then tossed in the remaining 1/4 cup whole oats. I used 1/2 white flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour. Instead of oil, I used 1/4 cup of fresh applesauce. Last, but not least, I doubled the blueberries. Turned out perfect blueberry "explosion" oatmeal muffins.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 31, 2009

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