eck Profile - (12294193)


Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Member Since: Mar. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Indian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
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About this Cook
A committed foodie - or is that I should be committed - I love to cook. More than that, I love to read new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Hmmm. Anything with chocolate, or chicken, or veg, or spices.... I guess just about anything really.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As the child of immigrant parents, a lot of Romanian and Hungarian food growing up, with a heavy dose of everything else along the way.
My cooking triumphs
My Christmas turkey stuffing. When my daughter was little she told me she worried about my getting older because she wanted stuffing forever.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to mention. But each mistake is a learning experience.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Chocolate Pudding Fudge Cake
I make this all the time and thought I would share some advice from experimenting with the recipe. One tip is to make the day before serving. We have found that the flavour is enhanced. Also, I have found that the results are better when I use name-brand cake mixes and puddings as opposed to the discount variety. Do NOT use low-fat sour cream, which contains gelatin. You can also use Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. As for serving, try a raspberry or mango purée to pour on the plate when serving each slice.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2013
Aunt Mary's Ice Box Cake
This is my husband's favorite recipe, known simply as 'pineapple squares'. I searched high and low for the recipe, which used to be on the box of vanilla wafers. I make it with whipped cream instead of non-dairy whipped topping and the pecans add an extra special touch. Definitely a keeper!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2013
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
I tried it once, following the recipe exactly and it was OK. Then I read the reviews and adjusted it for my second attempt. I used margarine (room temp), yogurt instead of sour cream (because that's what I had), and 3 medium mashed bananas. We are now in banana bread heaven!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2013

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