Shannon Profile - (11828011)

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Home Town: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Living In: Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Southern, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Blog...  2 posts
Apr. 3, 2010 6:19 pm 
Updated: Apr. 4, 2010 7:39 pm
I never knew I had a cooking blog on here! To celebrate Easter I am baking an Easter basket cake. It started first just as a plain jane carrot cake (hubby's favourite) and after searching for decorating ideas I decided to make it into a basket. It is 6:30 pm the night before Easter, the last… MORE
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About this Cook
I am a mom of three kids and a wife to an amazing husband who is in the US Navy. We move pretty frequently so I have the joy of tasting so many culinary delights that I add into my own cooking at home. We spent many years in the southern United States so I tend to have a southern/cajun flair to many things that I cook.
My favorite things to cook
I can make a mean pot of gumbo and red beans and rice, both perfected after many years of tweaking. I also love to use fresh and whole ingredients so we tend to eat many grilled veggies in our home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
New Years Day cannot go by without Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens. Fat Tuesday is always celebrated with gumbo and friends. Thanksgiving is time for Deep fried Cajun Turkey, Candied and Praline Yams and Corn Casserole :) Actually when I think about it, we celebrate everything with food!
My cooking tragedies
The first meal I cooked for my husband... I was in my first apartment after 4 years of living in Army barracks so my first cooked meal consisted of pan chicken with fettuccine alfredo using a can of white sauce (noodles overcooked to a mush of course) and frozen veggies out of the bag mixed in- YUCK! I was so proud of myself for using the oven that night! We still laugh about that today!
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Miso Soup
We just got back form a vacation in Tokyo and have been craving real Miso Soup. This was the perfect recipe- eay and tasted just like what we got in Japan! I did use firm tofu and added a few strips of seaweed. The dashi is what makes this a traditional soup and can be found in any Japanese market in most big cities.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2010
Ukrainian Red Borscht Soup
Good soup! I have only had Borscht once before trying this recipe so I cannot comment on its' authentic-ness.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2010
Cowboy Casserole
Surprisingly this was a pretty good recipe that got 5 stars form my family. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was and it is a frequent request in our house now!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2010
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About me: I've been married to my husband for over 8… MORE

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