SHINEGIRL Profile - (1201853)

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Home Town: British Columbia, Canada
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Member Since: Apr. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Comfort Food New Recipes Curries Basic Baking
My cooking triumphs
When the room is silent except for chewing! Learning scientifically why my cookies didn't turn out and perfecting them!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at chicken soup: out the back door and into the snow...even the neighbourhood dogs wouldn't touch it...thankfully those days have passed!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Hamburger Rice Soup
This recipe base helped me get exactly the soup my hubby and I love. It tasted like a famous veggie beef soup served at a popular restaurant where we live. I used 2 cups water and 4 cups beef broth. To the broth I added 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tbs balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbs worchestershire sauce, 2 tbs onion soup mix, fresh garlic and fresh dill, basil and oregano. I also threw in a can of sweet corn niblets. Shortly before serving I added a bit of already cooked rice I had from leftovers. A great dinner and now we have lunches for the week too!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2012
Annie's Strawberry Dessert
Because I was harried in getting ready to have company I didn't read carefully and missed the part that said to let it set for 8 hours or overnight. Thankfully this is a wonderful recipe and I put my fridge on the coldest setting and it turned out perfectly. I cut down the amount of icing sugar to one cup as the other reviewers suggested. I made a topping of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries by mixing 2 cups of them with a cup of sugar and stirring the mixture until it became liquid and simmered and thickened. I melted chocolate chips in the microwave, then cut the edge off a ziploc bag and piped chocolate hearts onto a silipat pad that I placed on a cookie sheet in the freezer. I served the cake with the glaze, whole berries and chocolate garnish. It was amazing!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2009
Fettuccini with Basil and Brie
I was looking for a recipe to use some brie leftover from a party and this looked very appealing. It was very easy to make and came together quickly. I was out of red wine vinegar and so used balsamic which provided a wonderful flavor. I plan on using even more vinegar next time. I sauteed some shrimp in garlic, fresh parsley and white wine to serve alongside and it was a nice compliment but not neccessary. My husband found the brie favor bitter though he enjoyed it immensely. I am going to try this fontina and cheddar next, as the basic concept would work with so many cheeses. This will be added to our menu with many thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2009

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