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MINNIE000


MINNIE000
 
Home Town: Niverville, Manitoba, Canada
Living In: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Member Since: Sep. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping
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About this Cook
I love to cook that's why I do it. It's a hobby of mine. I probably enjoying baking more than I do making dinner, but hey, I can't make cookies and cake all the time!
My favorite things to cook
My favourite things to cook would be anything sweet. I love making a cheater cheesecake recipe I have. That one is "to die for". I also make killer chocolate chip cookies. As for the savoury side of life, anything garlic is my general philosophy. If it doesn't have garlic it will when I'm done with it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
The rituals were fairly straight forward in my family. It was always turkey on Christmas and often at Thanksgiving as well. (Thanksgiving is earlier in Canada than in the US.) Ham always happened at Easter. Turkey was always served with mashed potatoes, mashed turnip, peas, gravy, and of course stuffing. And we always had Christmas Pudding for dessert. The ham always gets served with scalloped potatoes and veggies. At Thanksgiving the meal is the same as Christmas except dessert is Pumpkin pie!
My cooking triumphs
I think my biggest moment in the kitchen was the first year I made Thanksgiving dinner with the turkey and all the fixings. I suppose that probably had to be my greatest achievement in the kitchen considering the problems that some have trying to get a turkey to cook! And boy, was it good!!!
My cooking tragedies
Who doesn't goof once or twice when cooking? I've burned things, completely forgotten ingredients (that shouldn't have been forgotten) and done other such baking and cooking disasters. I call it life in the kitchen!
Recipe Reviews 163 reviews
Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken
Really good, easy recipe. I simplified this just slightly, I threw the flour and spices in a bag with the chicken, gave a shake to coat and dumped into the frying pan. I only browned the chicken before adding the vegetables in with the chicken, let the veggies cook down slightly then added the pineapple, ketchup and apple cider vinegar (didn't have lemon juice). Then I just let the entire thing simmer while I made rice. For the pineapple I used crushed but I used an entire small can instead of half of one. I added only a tiny bit more sugar to sweeten it up slightly after adding the extra pineapple.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2015
Rosemary Pasta in Roasted Garlic Sauce
Really good. Other than adjusting the recipe for only 2 servings, I used dried rosemary. I added the rosemary to the frying pan before the chicken stock till it got fragrant. That helps with the flavor of a dried herb. Will make again.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2014
Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
These were a nice change from traditional grilled cheese. I made 2 and did them on the stove in my fry pan. Worked well. I didn't even bother mixing the margarine with the garlic in a dish, I just sprinkled the garlic over top of the margarine on the bread and used my knife to mix it slightly. Don't do this unless you really like garlic. Sprinkled Oregano over that and fried them up. Really good.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2014
 
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