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Home Town: British Columbia, Canada
Living In: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Giant Squid
Enjoying some days off
About this Cook
About four years ago I started cooking, much to the surprise of everyone who has ever known me. I was always looked upon as the least domestic girl in my family, but now I take great pride in my ability to bake, cook, and host dinners for my family and my wonderful fiance.
My favorite things to cook
One of my favorite things to make is soup and/or stew. There is nothing more comforting, especially in the cold Quebec climate, than coming home to a hot pot of soup or chowder. I also believe that soup is an effective way to get nutrients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I think my favorite cooking tradition is my family's Christmas Eve Buffet. For the past few years I have hosted the buffet, and it is something that I begin planning months in advance. I serve everything from sweet and spicy meatballs, Tortiere and baby back ribs, to coconut macaroons, truffles, and homemade chocolate covered pretzels. It's a lot of work and well worth every minute of it.
My cooking triumphs
I think my greatest cooking triumph is taking my grandmother's place as the baker of the family. My grandmother lost her battle with Breast Cancer and it has left an emptiness in the family. I find that baking her wonderful sweets around the holiday season, keeps her with us and her memory very much alive.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, where to begin. I certainly believe that with every great accomplishment there has been some miss steps along the way. But I think my worst tragedy, which continues to repeat itself, was when I attempted pie dough for the first time. It's strange, my baking keeps getting better but I can't for the life of me make a pie.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Easy Corn Chowder II
This recipe is unbelievable. I have been making Corn Chowder for as long as I can remember, and never did I make it with 7 ingredients plus cayenne if you like. Oddly enough though it tastes the exact same. Sometimes I sprinkle cooked bacon on the top right before I serve it and sometimes I put cooked chicken breast in it to make it a lttle heartier. Either way though, the soup is wonderful, with or without any additions.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2010
Molasses Sugar Cookies II
Thank you thank you thank you!!! for posting this recipe. For the past couple of years I have been bringing in baked goods to my work around the holidays and this particular cookie was this years winner. It is so delicious and chewy and perfect that I plan on making it every Christmas. The only problem is that I think this cookie is to blame for the 3 extra pounds I gained around the holidays. Anyway, a little time consuming but well worth it. Do Not Alter The Recipe!!!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2010
Cabbage Borsht
This is just how I remember it. I make this soup in big batches and freeze it. It keeps really well. It's not for everyone, in fact my fiance and father won't touch it, but I think it's wonderful. I don't bother with the bay leaves, maybe it would be better with them but I don't want to mess with a good thing. Anway, thanks for posting it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2010
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