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Home Town: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Living In: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Music
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Here I am after halibut fishing.
About this Cook
I now teach piano and have about 35 students. My daughter went away to university this year and it is now just my husband and me and the pets.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook things that have a lot of flavor. I like variety. I have a friend who shares this joke with me, "There is nothing that a little more butter won't make taste better."
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am known to have over 30 people for dinner on special occasions. To me it is not a holiday unless there is a big group. I guess that comes from growing up with 3 sisters and a brother. Now we do not have the big groups over and I cook too much. I need to adapt to a new lifestyle
My cooking triumphs
I made a dinner monthly for a ladies church group of 40 for over two years and planned and prepared dinner for over 250 for church parties on many occasions.
My cooking tragedies
My mother-in-law brought me a duck and a recipe for duck l'orange. So I invited some distant relatives I hadn't met for dinner and made the duck following the recipe faithfully. When silence descended around the table after people took a bite I tasted it and realized the recipe said 1 cup lemon juice not 1 cup orange juice.Wow what a shock to the palate.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Curried Mango Chicken
I made this last night and we enjoyed it for two meals. I used 4 teaspoons of yellow curry powder and about 1/2 teaspoon each of coriander and cumin. I also sliced 4 small zucchini and added it when I added the chicken broth and coconut milk. I used the whole can pf broth. I garnished with golden raisens and pistachios. so it seemed more Infian than Thai

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2011
Japanese Sesame Steak Sauce
I was disappointed. I lived ia alberta for 25 years and had fun trying to guess which restaurant this is from. My guess is "The Keg" but I have been gone for a long time so who knows, there coukd be a whole new chain I don't know about!! As far as this recipe, I didn't like it. I did add sugar and a little balsamic vinegar which helped. Te each their own taste I guess.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2011
Milk Chocolate Pecan Pie
I thought the chocolate would melt and spread across the crust but instead it stayed in chip form. It was not that appealing to me or my hubby. I will look for another chocolate pecan pie recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2009

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