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Kitchen Experiences of a Student

Jul. 30, 2010 9:34 am 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2010 12:51 pm
About 6 months ago, when my BF’s mom went vegetarian, she gave me a huge bag of her old meat recipes. There were cookbooks, magazine and newspaper clippings, and her hand written cards full of chicken, beef, pork, fish, seafood, rabbit, duck, and sausage recipes. Anyways, we recently cleaned… MORE
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May 21, 2010 8:38 am 
Updated: May 24, 2010 9:08 am
I had huge success with my menu planning this week! We had a couple of curveballs thrown at us (like my boyfriend was suddenly sent to Winnipeg for work for 3 days) but I managed to make most of the recipes I had eyed last week. The best one of the week was the Rosemary Ranch Chicken… MORE
Rosemary Ranch Kabobs - chicken, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and onion.
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May 11, 2010 8:18 am 
Updated: May 11, 2010 8:43 am
It’s been a loooooong time since I wrote a blog post! I’ve missed you, AR! I’ve been so busy at school, and this semester I also started volunteering as well as working 22 hours a week... it’s been hectic. Anyways, I’m back for the summer and am hoping to be able to write more often! I’ve… MORE
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Dec. 29, 2009 8:41 am 
Updated: Dec. 29, 2009 8:58 pm
I think this year was my favourite Christmas ever. My whole extended family except for one cousin was in town, we followed all our usual traditions, and I got to spend some time with my boyfriend’s family as well. My Christmas Eve lasagna was a hit, and even better than the practice run, which… MORE
Dec. 21, 2009 10:46 am 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2009 8:22 am
I haven’t written in a while because I’ve been so busy with school and family life. It’s been a particularly rough few weeks with stress from my term papers and my personal life, but Christmas is coming and that’s definitely cheering me up. Last week was lasagna day and it went so well! The… MORE
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Nov. 17, 2009 10:30 am 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2009 12:07 pm
I'm Canadian so for me Thanksgiving has already passed, but I didn’t have a blog then and reading all these Thanksgiving menus have made want to write about it!This year, I had two Thanksgiving dinners. My own parents were out of town on Thanksgiving Monday, so they did their dinner a week… MORE
Nov. 14, 2009 9:39 am 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2009 1:55 pm
My mom has a huge cupboard full of her cookbooks, and several binders full of recipes she’s collected over the years (she’s a teacher, and is therefore very organized, and therefore colour codes all her recipes, glues them on to sheets of paper, and puts them in a binder in order of food type… MORE
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Nov. 12, 2009 9:12 am 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2009 1:56 pm
One of my family traditions is to have lasagna dinner at my great-aunt’s house on Christmas Eve. She lives alone and has a very small kitchen and a small fridge, so to save on prep time and ingredients that will just go bad, she just buys the frozen kind from M&M. This year, however, she… MORE
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About Me
I'm a 22 year old novice cook - I live with my boyfriend in a small apartment with a teeny kitchen. Right now I'm trying to eat healthier and cut some meat out of my diet - I'm writing a blog about cooking my way through a vegetarian cookbook! I love trying new recipes, and adjusting them to suit my tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I love BBQing, making casseroles, and putting together any kind of soup. I'm also trying to get into baking - my kitchen is tiny so I have to use simple recipes, but I love making muffins and cookies to share.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little my mom taught me how to make brown sugar syrup for our homemade pancakes - everytime she made pancakes at home, I would make the sauce to go with them.
My cooking triumphs
Lasagna Day - My first ever dinner party in my apartment, I made spinach salad, stuffed mushrooms, lasagna from scratch, and apple crisp. It was a hit with my friends, I got so many compliments!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in high school I decided to make some cinnamon buns, but the only recipe I could find was a huge batch, so I cut it in half. However, when I went to mix the ingredients, I found myself adding the full amount of some but only half of others, and I couldn't remember how much of each I'd already done. I tried cooking them anyways, but they were terrible!
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