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Prairie Epicurian

Prairie Epicurian
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Living In: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Member Since: May 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Whipped Shortbread
Vicious Kitty
About this Cook
I am a 30-something cook with varying interests. In the winter I crave BBQ, and in the summer I crave casseroles. A little backwards, I know. I have been cooking since I can remember and learned to bake a super young age as my mother was passionate about it. I love any food (except olives, although I keep trying them to no avail) and my favourite “date” is hanging out with my husband in the kitchen, cooking together and drinking wine.
My favorite things to cook
My favourite things to cook are Mexican foods, any pasta dish, and casseroles (I have recently acquires a taste for those that call for canned soup). I also love to bake anything. Biscotti and pies are my favourite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favourite family cooking traditions are as follows (in random order): 1- Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter at my mom’s house where we have the exact same meal three times a year. Turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes, salads, sweet & sour meat balls, gravy, buns, etc, etc... WAYYYYY too much food, but then I get the leftovers! 2- Christmas Eve at my mother-in-law’s house. She is a fabulous cook and always has the best ham. We “steal” leftover ham to make Christmas morning breakfast at home. 3- Christmas morning eggs Benedict with stolen ham from the night before!
My cooking triumphs
Cinnamon buns baked in the morning and brought in to work for my co-workers. Nothing wins the acceptance of your peers like fresh cinnamon buns.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list. But one particular day last spring, I tried making a cake that flopped and then when I was putting the flour back into the pantry, the container slipped out of my hands and the flour exploded all over the pantry. Took hours to clean and I couldn't even sit down to a nice piece of cake when I was through... dang!
Recipe Reviews 60 reviews
Fluffy Pancakes
Not like this recipe needs another five star review, but these pancakes are so good!! Easy to make, delicious, and it's easy to follow. Made as written and added 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Perfect pancakes. One recipe made enough pancakes for 3 adults in my house. This is my new "go to" pancake recipe.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2015
Barbeque Style Braised Short Ribs
Really good but fairly basic. I added fresh thyme and fresh rosemary to add a bit of depth. Easy to make and definitely worth making again.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2015
Lemon Horseradish New Potatoes
Good but not great. It was surprisingly bland considering the horseradish. I would double the horseradish and choose a "hot" brand.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2015

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