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gourmetshand


gourmetshand
 
Home Town: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Living In: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Marshmallow Fondant-Jon's Masters Birthday Cake
Flat marshmellow peeps!! :(
Mr. Frodo Segal-Shand Baggins
About this Cook
I love to cook, although I generally have mixed results, but All Recipes has certainly helped! I don't eat meat, but my husband does, so it makes for intersting recipe choices. I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and never get tired of the fresh air and magnificent views. I have been cooking since I was quite young, and love trying new things. Also, I'm crazy about my 2 cat kids!!!!:)
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, if I could do nothing else, I would be happy. The problem is my husband doesn't like too many sweet things, so I tend to end up eating everything I make.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Definitely Christmas baking. Every year I pour through cookbooks and magazines to make a really big list of what I will make, and I always end up making the same 10 or so things I used to make with my mom as a kid! I remember having a little "Robin Hood Flour" chef hat and apron that I would put on to bake with my "Easy Bake Oven"!
My cooking triumphs
I think my best is Grilled Focacia bread. I also make an excellent Vegetable Phylo Pie for special occasions. My husband loves my Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms.
My cooking tragedies
Last year I bought a pre-stuffed frozen turkey, and unfortunately I followed the directions to cook it as long as you would a thawed bird. We had wonderful side dished for dinner that year, as the turkey wasn't ready until about 10 at night!
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Peppermint Meringues
O. M. G. Yay!!!! What a great recipe!!! I don't think I have ever tried a meringue, and man was I missing out!! I didn't have candy canes on hand, so I added 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, with some red food colour gel, once the eggs had beaten to soft peaks. I piped them as 1/2" rosettes, and they turned out amazing. This recipe is super easy, takes very little time to get in the oven, and they are such a wonderful treat to add to the party tables and gift bags!! A year round regular for me for sure.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2013
Caprese on a Stick
Fantastic! I used longer bbq type skewers, and the presentation was amazing! Very festive with the green and red. I great light appetizer among the sea of heavy dips and cheeses! My pint made 16 skewers, and they were a huge hit!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2013
Omelet in a Bag
This is brilliant! This will be a must for camping forever, no dishes, no mess, and delicious!!:)

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Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2012
 
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