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Home Town: Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
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Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Single mommy of 3 natural born and one stepson
My favorite things to cook
Soups, roasts with great gravy. My specialty is cream puffs and eclairs
My favorite family cooking traditions
All my kids birthday dinners
My cooking triumphs
Christmas Dinner 2001
My cooking tragedies
Birthday cake for my dad when I was 15. It was flat as a pancake and hard as wood
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Red and Green Christmas Jalapeno Jelly
Wow ! Just became my favorite jelly for gift giving ! I made 2 batches. The first batch I followed exactly and it turned out beautiful. The second batch I wanted to have more of a kick so I actually left some of the seeds in (couldn't find my cheesecloth or teaball).It turned out with the kick I wanted and, truly, the seeds don't take away from it. Thanks for sharing

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Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2012
Garlic Jelly
Very decent recipe. I made three batches and for the first used the exact recipe. I made the second with the roasted garlic modification and it is definitely the better jelly. With the third batch(because I was out of white vinegar) I used apple cider vinegar and also added roasted garlic, parsley,and rosemary to the garlic which upped the garlic mix to 1/2 a cup rather then a 1/4 cup. The third version is going to be an excellent pork rub for sure! I did not have any problems with set at all but one jar didn't want to seal so I put it in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes and then let it stand. It sealed. I can see that this might not be everyone's cup of tea but it works for me! Thanks

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Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2012
Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies
Doesn't live up to the reviews. I made this recipe in the hopes of a soft, chewy center with crisp edges. No such luck. I read over 50 reviews before deciding to try the cookies. I followed the recipe exactly but made 36 cookies instead of 24. I use a temperature gauge for my oven so I know it was at 300 degrees exactly. I also use a timer and baked the cookies for the 17 mins. The cookies definitely have too much flour and vanilla for my liking. The vanilla totally overpowers the taste of the chocolate chips while the flour just made them more like biscuits. I was worried with the amount of sugar but it was fine. I won't be making these again as they are not to my taste but for those of you who like dryer cookies these are probably the ones you will want to try. I am going to stick to my old recipe but will continue to try new recipes as I love to bake and my roommates love to eat!!! lol lol

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Reviewed On: May 2, 2011

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