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Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Roswell, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Steak Soup
My Chicken Fried Rice
About this Cook
I've always loved cooking. My parents were (and still are) foodies. A lot of weekends they would try new recipes and I'd be there watching and asking too many questions. I think that is why in my adult life I enjoy cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking a lot of different foods. Since marrying my husband who is very southern, I've enjoyed learning how to prepare some southern specialties. I've lived down here for 20+ years and have eaten a little southern food but didn't cook it myself.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since I was a child we have the traditional French Canadian Christmas Eve meal of Tourtiere and Habitant Pea soup. No, we are not French Canadian. I'm not sure how that started. And of course the big Christmas cookie bake with Mom, Sister and Niece. Being mostly Irish we have Corned Beef and Cabbage with Soda Bread and Sticky Toffee Pudding on St. Patty's Day. Since marrying my husband we do Pork and blackeyed peas for New Years.
My cooking triumphs
First time I made my husband (then bf) cornbread he said it was as good as his grandmothers. He didn't know Canadians knew how to make cornbread!
My cooking tragedies
Too many! I made a mayple syrup pie for my Dad one time and when I took it out of the oven the crust had disapeared! He ate it any way. I can bake cakes and cookies but not pie crusts!
Recipe Reviews 38 reviews
Sunday Afternoon Slow-Cooked Spare Ribs
I had a 1/2 rack of baby back ribs in my freezer. I was looking for a different way to make them and came across this. It is very good! Next time I'm going to try it with spare ribs or St. Louis ribs. I didn't boil the ribs, just browned them. I minced a small onion instead of the dried onion. The ingredient list looks odd but it all comes together very deliciously! I'll make this again!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2011
Wazzu Tailgate Chili
It finally got cool enough to have chili. This was very good. I didn't refridgerate it before eating it. I didn't use the habanero. I also used beef broth instead of water. I let it cook for around 4 hours. I'll be making it again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2011
Pork Tenderloin alla Napoli
Yum! I doubled the sauce as some suggested. Don't be afraid of the olives. I rinsed them before chopping. They add a richness to the sauce with out over flavoring. I also used half & half. Served it over angel hair pasta. I think next time I 'll add some Italian seasoning.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2011
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