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Home Town: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Charity Work
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Cleopatra the Weiner Dog
About this Cook
I am a reluctant cook but avid baker. I want to love to cook, but I'm not very confident with cooking so it's more of a job than an enjoyable activity. I live with my husband and two children, ages 6 and 8. We are 'owned' by three dachshunds, Cleo, Splash and Julio and Sox the Siamese. All four animals are rescues and my charitable work is with canine rescue. I work part-time and take cake decorating courses for fun.
My favorite things to cook
New and interesting recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking! Many of my recipes have been handed down through several generations. I love it when opportunity allows me to make these recipes.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that my family deems "edible" :-)
My cooking tragedies
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Candied Chicken Breasts
Being a pineapple fan, I had to try this one! I read quite a few of the reviews and made some of my own modifications. It turned out pretty yummy! Mods to Sauce: 1/2 the brown sugar in the sauce and low sodium soy sauce. I also used 1/2 pineapple juice and 1/2 water, no salt. Covered, it didn't thicken very much so I added a little bit of cornstarch. Mods to Breading: I used italian seasoning and some dried parsley instead of oregano. 1/4 tsp of the salt instead of 2 tsps. I made sure the breading was nice and crisp before I put it in my pan with the sauce. No cover. My family enjoyed this one :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2010
Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake
I made this for my husband's Easter potluck. When he called me in the afternoon he said, and I quote " I went in the lunchroom to get the pan and caught a guy licking it" Gross, but you get the point! Apparently, it was a huge hit and not a morsel was left. The only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is because I had to make alterations suggested by a few other members in order to get the recipe to work. 1. I melted the chocolate chips 2. I added approximately 7 minutes to the cooking time as it was undercooked after the suggested time. Thank you for the great recipe!!

35 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2007
Microwave Risotto
I enjoyed this risotto, but it didn't excite me. I thought the microwave idea would be easier than traditional, but I actually found it a bit of a pain. My daughter enjoyed it and had two helpings :-)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2006

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