tastytaters Profile - Allrecipes.com (13369089)

cook's profile


Home Town:
Living In: London, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Charity Work
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
Blog...  2 posts
Oct. 7, 2010 11:56 pm 
Updated: Oct. 16, 2010 2:34 pm
I find it strange how many people use canned mushrooms in recipes.  I don't know about you but IMHO, canned mushrooms don't even come close to fresh.  Not only is there absolutely no taste, but their texture is rubbery.  As well, does one really believe they are convenient when all you have… MORE
Images (0)
Tags:  N/A
From The Blog:  Tastytaters
Nancy at 2008 World Jrs Hockey
About this Cook
Being a single mother at a very young age along with pinching pennies, I learned how to cook pretty quick. I am now 55 years old and have been disabled for over 10 years, but my love of cooking is endless.
My favorite things to cook
One pot casseroles, crock pot dishes, homemade soups, cookies, muffins, Italian dishes, stir-fries, comfort foods. Why bother - I pretty much enjoy cooking/baking anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Meatloaf, roast chicken, beef and pork with all the trimmings, including yorkshire smothered in homemade gravy.
My cooking triumphs
It has taken many attempts but I've finally mastered pastry.
My cooking tragedies
Anything that requires the broiler as I have a tendency to walk away from the oven (now I set a timer to remind me to check the oven). As well, I have been working on baking bread however I do cheat with a bread machine, using only the dough cycle and then shape and bake. I am still trying many different bread recipes and have a few in my "Favorites" bookmark folder. If your bread machine was collecting dust like mine, consider pulling it out and giving it a try. You would be amazed how much cheaper it is to make your own bread!
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Baked Teriyaki Chicken
This was very easy to make and I added a pinch of chili flakes, pineapple chunks, red pepper chopped in cubes and roughly chopped onions. I also sprinkled the green of the green onions over top when it came out of the oven. Make sure to use tin foil to line your pan and spray well with oil. I cooked my boneless skinless chicken thighs at 400 for 40 min., basting twice, and let cool for 10 min. before serving. Excellent!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 14, 2015
Health Nut Blueberry Muffins
Although they were moist, which I was very happy about, I did find them a little bland and they were lacking in sweetness (and I don't like a lot of sweetness in my desserts). To remedy this, I made a glaze with 1 cup of powdered sugar, a pinch of salt and about a 1/4 cup of maple syrup or so to get to a spreadable consistency. I think the next time I will also add some cinnamon and increase vanilla and perhaps add some honey as I would prefer my muffins without a glaze. I will make this again but with some modifications as it is a moist muffin.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2014
Greek Pasta Salad I
I used cucs, cherry tom, red onion, olives and feta (more along the lines of an authentic Greek salad, and also added sliced cooked chicken. Hubby and I both enjoyed it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2013
Cooks I Like view all 9 cooks I like
Cooking Level: Professional
About me: I am a profession pastry chef & Cake Decorator.… MORE
Cooking Level: Professional
About me: I was born in Caen, Normandy, France and being… MORE
Cooking Level: Professional
About me:
Cooking Level: Professional
About me:
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: I am a thirty something - scratch that - time… MORE
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: Hi! I am a displaced meeting planner living in a… MORE
Favorite Recipe Collections 

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States