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Home Town: Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K.
Living In: Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K.
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I live in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. I'm married to husband Simon who runs a Decking business. I am currently a housewife, having given up my job last year to look after our 2 children, Leon who is almost 4 and Mia who is a year and a half.
My favorite things to cook
I like to experiment so am constantly trying new things. I've recently started baking and have impressed both myself and my family with some of the cakes I've made and decorated. My husband is the Stir Fry king. I am more inclined to cook using the slow cooker, having re-discovered it last year. We tend to eat mostly chicken and pork and loads of vegetables. Our cooking habits have changed greatly over the past few years as we've tried to eat more healthily, there has been so much press about our unhealthy diets in the UK so we're trying to change our way of eating. We love to cook seafood, especially as we can get it fresh locally.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is from Austria and Germany and so family cooking traditions include a lot of very tasty meals like Schnitzel, Goulash, and lots of creamy dishes. As we are trying to eat healthily there is not much room for all my tasty childhood dishes... I do still try to incorporate them into our eating, but the frying of schnitzel and the creams in many of the dishes mean that we can't have them as often as we might like.
My cooking triumphs
The Clone of Cinnabon recipe I baked recently (from this website) has to be my baking triumph!
My cooking tragedies
The Cinnamon Scones I baked for my husband. We had been to a cafe and eaten the best ever cinnamon scones. I looked online and found a recipe (not on this site), I baked what turned out to be bricks which my husband said could be used to build a house!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Absolutely lovely, the chicken is so tender, I wish I'd known about this one earlier!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2010
Sugar Cookie Cutouts
This is the best recipe I have found for cut-out cookies. I doubled the vanilla based on what others had said, they've turned out lovely. With the icing/decoration they will definitely be sweet enough.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2010
Cod Curry
I made this with haddock instead of cod as I prefer the taste, both my husband and I really enjoyed it. It was perhaps less spicy than it might have been as I only had one chilli pepper, having said that it's probably just as well as I gave it to my 1 year old too - she enjoyed it. I prepared the sauce and then did exactly as the recipe said, I left it for a few hours whilst we went to see a show at the theatre. It was definitely a good idea, the taste had really improved and when we came home I just heated it up, added the fish, and was a really tasty meal. We had it with rice - I tried coconut rice for the first time from this website. To be honest I should have stuck with plain basmati, I would have enjoyed my fish even more. Top marks for this recipe, it's definitely one I will use again. Thanks.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2008

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