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Home Town: Ontario, Canada
Living In: Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Biking, Walking, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to cook on weekends when I can take my time preparing a special meal while enjoying a glass of red wine and some nice music with my husband. Rarely a weekend goes by without having my sisterand her family or friends over for dinner. I'm so lucky!
My favorite things to cook
I will try just about anything except for those recipes that call for a can of this soup and a jar of that stuff.... I prefer fresh ingredients and get satisfaction from making things from scratch. Overall, I think italien food is my favorite meal to prepare because of the variety.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being French Canadian, the first things I learned to cook was Tourtiere, feve au lard, and poudding chaumeur.... My mom was very big on homemake soups and ragouts as well.
My cooking triumphs
Over the years I have become quite a good baker, especially cookies and cake. Whenever I am invited for dinner, I am asked to bring the dessert.
My cooking tragedies
I was invited to an Easter morning potluck and was to bring a pot of my famous feve au lard (homemade beans) I prepared them as I usually do and put them in the oven to cook over night. When I opened the lid to check in the morning they looked perfectly golden brown. Then the taste test.... I had never tasted anything so disgustingly salty in all my life. I don't know how I managed it but I had cut up a sizeable peice of salt pork and added to the beans instead of pork. Nothing I did to fix it worked, won't make that mistake again.
Recipe Reviews 37 reviews
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
I have made this banana bread several times, it is excellent as written. But here's what I have learned along the way... Doesn't matter if you melt the butter or not, comes out the same, so I don't bother it saves time. I have used sour cream and vanilla Greek yogurt, both work well. Texture is the same, only difference is the bread is slightly less tangy when using the yogurt. I think the tanginess is what I love that about this recipe so when I have the sour crème I use it, otherwise good to go with Greek yogurt.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2014
Lemon Blueberry Bread
Excellent flavor and texture. I used the zest and juice of a fresh lemon, and used powdered icing sugar instread of white sugar to make the glaze. Very easy, delicious recipe... will make this again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 11, 2012
Chicken Asparagus Roll-Ups
I made this for my Mother in Law's Birthday dinner party. A little time consuming but well worth it as everyone loved it. I tripled the recipe to have enough for the crowd and had way way more sauce left over than needed. (Doubling the sauce would have been plenty) I also ran out of asparagus so improvised by adding sliced black forest ham before rolling up the last few chicken breasts. YUMMM! My husband liked those with the ham the best. I thought they were both delicious. Great recipe, would not hesitate to recommend this for a special meal.

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Reviewed On: May 9, 2012
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