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Kitchen Experiences of a Student

 
Aug. 18, 2010 12:40 pm 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2011 5:18 pm
My boyfriend and I just returned from a week-long trip to Mazatlan. We had an amazing time – even though it was the off-season and the humidity was nearly unbearable. When I told all my friends and coworkers I was going to , they all said “oh, you’ll love it, all-inclusives are great!”… MORE
 
 
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Tags:  Holidays, How-To, Mexican
 
 
Dec. 31, 2009 2:55 pm 
Updated: Jan. 2, 2010 2:53 pm
For Christmas this year my boyfriend got me a set of 50 cookie cutters in animal shapes. I have been dying to use them, because they are so cute. I was planning on making a themed set of cookies that I could decorate and put on a plate in some kind of scene – like Under the Sea on a blue plate… 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. 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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PolkaDot

Home Town
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Member Since
Sep. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music

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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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