anninlondon Profile - (11097014)


Home Town: Alberta, Canada
Living In: London, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
My family are pretty adventurous eaters so I’ve had fun trying out many different regional and ethnic dishes. Part of the fun is searching out unfamiliar and exotic ingredients and trying to decipher labels! We’re lucky to have many ethnic grocery stores in our part of southern Ontario – and I like to pick up at least one unfamiliar vegetable or ingredient, research it on the internet and find a recipe using it. Not always successful but always interesting. My other love is soup – I could eat soup 3 times a day and the variety is endless! So easy, quick, flexible – use what you have in the fridge and pantry and you have a bowl of pure comfort.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Nanaimo bars – all kinds! Traditional, peanut butter, mint, mocha, maraschino cherry, hazelnut, pumpkin – well, you get the idea. This is a non-negotiable Christmas “must have” treat – the tough part is deciding which kind to make. My homemade stuffing is the other family tradition – even if we don’t have turkey for Christmas dinner, there MUST be stuffing.
My cooking triumphs
My stove died just before I started Easter dinner but I managed to get the ham, scalloped potatoes and three side dishes on the table (only slightly late!) using the gas grill and the microwave. Every year I consider it a personal triumph when I can get all the courses and dishes for Christmas dinner coordinated and on the table at about the same time!
My cooking tragedies
I’ve had more “oops” than tragedies, fortunately. I love to try new recipes and to experiment and tweak – the results aren’t always what I hoped for and I’ve had to prepare more than my share of Plan B meals. That, and my complete inability to master anything made with yeast!! I have tried and tried and tried…..sigh……
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Lucky's Quickie Chickie
It's hard to believe that something this quick, easy and with so few ingredients could be this delicious! I made exactly according to the recipe - just doubled the sauce as others have suggested. Fresh basil is a must!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2015
Cheddar Biscuits with OLD BAY(R) Seasoning
These were unbelievably good! I honestly wasn't expecting much - just wanted a quick biscuit to go with salmon chowder BUT they stole the show! The only thing I changed was that I didn't add salt to the topping mixture as I had used salted butter - perfect.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2015
Maple Salmon
So simple and so delicious! I added fresh ginger as another person suggested. Marinated two 6 oz. fillets for 30 minutes per side - baked for 15 minutes - perfection!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2015
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