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Home Town: Bolton, Ontario, Canada
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Member Since: Jan. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
single mom of a teenage girl; full time ICU nurse in Toronto Ontario
My favorite things to cook
Italian, seafood, any delicious dessert!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Apple crisp, date squares, homemade raspberry jam. Christmas turkey and ham dinner with shortbread, plum pudding for dessert! Thanksgiving turkey dinner with pumpkin and lemon meringue pie and apple crisp for dessert....omg I'm drooling. Homemade and decorated birthday cakes; gingerbread houses at Christmas
My cooking triumphs
Gingerbread houses totally from scratch; white and whole wheat bread; chocolate cheesecake, pies, my family calls me mini Martha but really I just read carefully and pay attention!
My cooking tragedies
over done strip loin steaks that cost $20 each! A chicken/broccoli casserole that had way too much dijon and lemon....ugh.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Asparagus Quiche
Very good; I saute the asparagus with some garlic in EVOO instead of steaming but thats just taste preference. Switched out swiss for old cheddar as well, again taste preference

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Reviewed On: Aug. 4, 2014
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
Softened butter; mashed bananas, otherwise followed recipe to the letter......exquisitely moist. Mine was done in 50 minutes at 350. My daughter had 4 of her friends here and all raved about it.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2014
American Lasagna
I've been making this lasagna recipe for 30 years now; sometimes I use ricotta layer, sometimes not depending on who its being served to. Agreed there needs to be more sauce for a 9x13 pan but I just multiply the ingredients to accomodate. As well I add about 1/2 cup pasta water to the sauce; it thickens as it cooks when paste is used. I too put a small amount of sauce on the bottom of the pan to prevent the noodles from drying out. Now, for those of you having trouble with the cook time, it shouldn't take more than 45min tops to bake this unless of course you've refrigerated it the night before. I never cover mine with foil, it will obviously take longer to cook when you do that. The cheese on top gets nice dark golden brown and its bubbling over at 30min at 375 degrees. The times at the side of the recipe refer to TOTAL cook time; sauce + noodles + bake time. Try baking first without foil then cover if its getting too brown for your liking. Great recipe, don't mess with it

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Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2014

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