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Home Town: Small Town, Maine, USA
Living In: The Adirondacks, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Needlepoint, Walking, Reading Books, Genealogy, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
A woman with a job and a husband and loads of chores and projects. Some days I can't wait to start cooking dinner and some days I can't face the kitchen at all.
My favorite things to cook
I grew up on the basics for every day eating, so I am always trying things that are not standard; Asian, Thai, Indian, French, Middle Eastern...but, I like short-cut recipes best!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pepere Bolduc's crepes Mum's peanut brittle Dad's Fish Chowder Barb's Lobster Pie Aunt Lill's Chocolate fudge Aunt Irene's New Year Eve cookies Aunt Georgette's Meat Pie (tourtiere)
My cooking triumphs
every time my meat, sauce and sides are correct and ready at the same time.
My cooking tragedies
too many to name and too sad to recount
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Capers and Halibut
I was scared...$35 worth of fish that might all be wasted if I screwed up!! This recipe was easy and delicious! I did make a few tweaks: - I had 1.32 lbs. of fish, cut into two pieces - had about half the amount of capers requested. I dumped the bottle (liquid included) into a little bowl with 2 tblsp of water to slightly dilute - patted down the fish with paper towels - seasoned fish with salt/pepper - Cooked skin-side down for four minutes/flipped, 2 1/2 more minutes...then removed, plated, covered with foil - used dry vermouth in place of wine - added 1 (or so) tblsp fresh lemon juice after wine reduced - used 3 tblsp butter - cooked the fish in sauce (spooning sauce over fish a few times) for a minute or so Really great!! I would not have put this together myself, so thanks Barbara for this recipe!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2013
Fast and Friendly Meatballs
Good meatballs...for turkey. I only had 99% lean on hand so I added about a Tblsp of olive oil and 2 Tblsp grated parm-reggiano cheese to add fat. To tart them up added salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, chopped parsley, some pesto and a pinch of crushed pepper. I also pan sauteed them after the recommended time in the oven (3 min each side med-high) because I like a my meatballs to have a bit of crust. I'll try these again with the recommended 93% fat instead.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2011
Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins
These are such a nice treat! I wanted to use up some a squash that has been sitting around taunting and remembered squash muffins my mom used to make. My mom would be proud. I followed the recipe for the muffins and added cinnamon sugar and chopped walnuts on top before cooking. I will make these again!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2010

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