AmyM Profile - (13227152)

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Living In: Brooks, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Apr. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Music, Charity Work
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Pad Thai
About this Cook
I am a wife and mother of five and I love to cook. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I love to do service work for my church. I also enjoy speaking french and am currently a trustee for a francophone school board. I love spending time with my family and growing my vegetable garden. Just recently I have found that I also love to golf. After the kids are in bed each night I always look forward to a good TV show and something yummy to eat!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are definitely Mexican and Asian. I am on-again, off-again with bread making, and sometimes I like to make things like granola, other snacks or desserts. I like to make my meals healthy and make sure we are eating enough fruits and vegetables throughout the day. I also like to make homemade soups.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made us crèpes with strawberries and whipped cream for our birthday breakfasts. I've substituted that now for German pancakes with the same toppings. Christmas had to be ham and egg on English muffins. For supper it was turkey and we had to have carrots and turnips mashed together and brussel sprouts. I grew up eating taco salad about once a week and I still make it very often and we all love it.
My cooking triumphs
Last year I went about 9 months with regular menu planning. I felt so organized and that really helps when you have a family. I always feel excited when I make something new and everyone likes it. I also figured out a granola recipe that is delicious.
My cooking tragedies
I just can't make buns. I can make bread, rolls, cinnamon buns and butterhorns, but I havn't ever had success with plain ordinary buns.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Authentic Pad Thai
This was delicious. The only changes I made were to use tamarind concentrate instead of the paste (it was all they had at the Asian grocery store), and I forgot to add the paprika at the end. I would have liked it to be a bit saucier. I'm not sure if I cooked it a bit too long and the sauce got all soaked up or if I just need to make more sauce next time. Even still the flavors were wonderful so I am giving this 5 stars. Thanks for the great recipe.

32 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 22, 2012
Fast and Delicious Black Bean Soup
This soup was really yummy. I didn't add the ham but cut up some left over bacon into it and it was delicious. Would be good meatless too.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 20, 2010
Pretty Chicken Marinade
This chicken was delicious and the color was pretty. I didnt have liquid smoke so I cut up a raw piece of bacon into the marinade and it did give it a smoky flavour. I also used regular mustard and dry mustard because I didnt have the spicy. The only complaint I have is that this recipe wastes a lot of marinade. Instead of using that much I cut it down quite a bit (1 T oil, 1 T soy sauce, 1 t lemon juice, etc.) Then I put it in a large ziplock bag with the chicken. Worked great and tasted great. Thanks for the recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2010

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