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Home Town: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Living In: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Cats sleep in the strangest places!
About this Cook
I live in Calgary with my wonderful husband and my psychotic kitty. I once considered going to cooking school, but my love of eating good food would have suffered greatly if I had to cook for other people all day long. I had visions of stopping at a burger joint every night because I just couldn't stand the thought of cooking another thing.
My favorite things to cook
I love making soup, all kinds of soup. In my opinion, there's nothing more satisfying than a steaming bowl of thick, hearty soup on a cold winter night.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas baking was always my favourite. Whipped shortbread, butter tarts, and of course, candy cane cookies!
My cooking triumphs
A family reunion about 10 years ago, when I offered to make Eggs Benedict for my mom and stepdad for Sunday brunch. Unknown to me, my mom had been bragging to the family all week that her daughter made the world's best Hollandaise sauce, and before I knew it, I was making Eggs Benedict for 17 people! It was like an assembly line, but the sight of my uncles holding their plates up to their chins and scraping the last of the sauce into their mouths said it all!
My cooking tragedies many to choose from! Well, let's go all the way back to the mid-70's. I was a young girl, desperate to help my mom in the kitchen, so when I saw her bang a bag of frozen peas on the counter to break up lumps, I thought "Perfect! I can do that!" Well, I now know that the average breaking strength of a bag of frozen peas is about seven good hard whacks against the counter. Needless to say, we were finding shrivelled peas in the strangest places for a very long time after that!
Recipe Reviews 54 reviews
African Chicken Stew
First of all, I just wanted to say that this is a wonderful meal! This is for nagymom below asking how to cut the fat. 32 of the 35.5 grams of it comes from the peanut butter. The good news is that with natural peanut butter, it's easy to get rid of. Just don't stir it, but pour off the fat and use the peanut butter underneath. It'll be reeaaally thick, but I think it mixes in just fine. Alternatively, you can use low-fat peanut butter, but I don't think that it tastes nearly as nice. Hope that helps!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2010
Cheesy Baked Cauliflower
I came across this recipe last night after wracking my brain for something different to go with Buffalo Chicken was really good! My husband and I ate the whole head in one sitting. The only thing I changed was to use Dijon mustard, and the only thing I would change next time would be to steam the cauliflower for 15 minutes instead of 30. Yum!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2009
Salsafied Chicken and Rice
Hmmm...I made this with a little chili powder and added a small chopped green pepper and a small chopped red pepper. Served with chopped tomato and green onions, and a little dab of sour cream. After all of that, it still seemed to be missing something. We both decided that we prefer the Mexican Style Ground Beef from this site. We feel that it has more flavour. Thanks for the recipe, though!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 8, 2009

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