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Living In: Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I didn't start cooking/baking until I was well into my 30's...late bloomer! I love taking cooking/baking classes and one day hope to own my a baking business. Luckily my husband loves food as much as I, he's a very good taste-tester.
My favorite things to cook
My passion is baking, cookies are my favorite but now moving on to cakes and breads. I love soups, stews and all types of comfort foods.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, there have been many! and I'm sure more to come.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
Firstly, I'm not a biscotti lover....saying that I was really surprised with how good these turned out. Followed alot of other reviews suggestions ..... used 2 cups flour, chopped nuts/craisins, added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and orange extract and a full orange's zest, brushed with egg wash, baked at 325 for 30 mins then 275 for 15 mins... placing cookies on wire cooling rack, didn't have to turn them over. Here's where my impatience came in handy! I cut them with a chefs knife as soon as they came out of the oven....worked beautifully, not a cracked cookie in sight. Just held on the loaf with a dish towel to protect my hands. My Dad is on his way over as I type, he's very excited about biscotti. He'll be the real judge, I'll post if there are any objections to these cookies!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2012
Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake
Very creamy and tasty. Cheated, used store bought chocolate crusts...this recipe filled 2 crusts. Baked at 350 for approx 40 mins. Mixed Kaluha and Irish Cream together for 1/2 cup total, really had a rich and complex flavor. Decreased the sugar to 1 cup, found the liquor was very sweet. HINT: to prevent the white bloches of cream cheese. Mix one block of cream cheese and then add sifted cocoa powder a little at a time then add more cream cheese till all is well mixed and no white is showing.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2012
Caribbean Zucchini Bread
I found this average tasting but hubby loved it so it's in my rotation now. I will try will all white flour next time to lighten it up.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2011

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