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Home Town: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Living In: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
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Momma & T
About this Cook
I am a stay-at-home single-mom to a little boy. I am a singing teacher with her own business and I love running. Songwriting is a favorite pass-time, along with quality television series', decorating, organizing, writing- and of course cooking and baking. I am taking guitar lessons and am considering looking into starting work towards a degree of some sort. But at the moment, my life is FULL!
My favorite things to cook
-My grandma's Crazy Cake (a wartime recipe containing no dairy or eggs) -Chocolate Cookie Dough Cheesecake -Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies -Brunch! -Rigatoni in Roquefort Pancetta Vodka tomato sauce -Tikka Masala -Butter Chicken My grandma's apple pie
My favorite family cooking traditions
-I take my son to our local apple orchard in September and pick a bushel of Cortland apples for my fall pie making frenzy! -I love discovering new ethnic food markets where I feel like a tourist in the shopping aisles. Markets with Buddha shrines get extra points!
My cooking triumphs
One afternoon, I whipped up a Chicken Pot Pie that was so from scratch, the only way it could have been fresher was if I'd butchered the chicken. I boiled the chicken to make a home made broth. I made the pastry recipe from scratch. Then I attempted my first 'roux'. And it assembled it into a souffle dish and it was divine. While visiting my parents in Kelowna, I scoured the farmers markets for the freshest ingredients I could find for a very special birthday meal for my father who was turning 60. I peeled Roma tomatoes that had been picked that day, and made a tomato sauce with garlic and onion also harvested that morning. I created a Pancetta Vodka Cream rigatoni from memory, since I hadn't brought any recipes with me on my trip. 3 weeks later, my father passed from a sudden heart attack. It still give me a great feeling knowing that I had an opportunity to make him one of my favorite dishes and that it was likely the last truly phenomenal meal he enjoyed.
My cooking tragedies
I can't think of anything truly tragic, but I'm sure I'll be awoken by the memory of something at 3 AM this morning. xo
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
MMMMM... Brownies
Cook at 325 for THIRTY FIVE (35) minutes in convection oven. Not 25. Tried at 30. A hard crust formed and even after testing, the stick came out clean. But once the pan cooled and the brownies settled, I discovered it was not cooked through the middle. And when tested with the stick, it came out a little gooey. Sweetness was good, but omitted salt because I used salted butter. Requires attention to stirring.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2011
Chocolate Pie I
SO SO Amazing.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2009
Cinnamon Rolls III

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2009

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