GameDayGourmet Profile - (14523825)

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Home Town: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Member Since: Sep. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I started cooking at 7, but when my mother (who was a great cook) got sick and couldn't mske the family meals for the holdidays anymore I took over. Since then my love of cooking has soared. I still do all of the holiday meals, and am often being compared to my mother.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new things. My favorites change all the time. Even when I'm cooking the same thing I've made a dozen times before I'll make it a little different just for variety.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Breakfast on Christmas morning. There is no more homey feeling than that.
My cooking triumphs
The day my dad said he thought something I made was better than my mom's and he loved my mom's. That is the highest praise.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Pickled Beets
I tried this recipe for the first time last fall after receiving a bunch of beets from my uncle's garden. I was really nervous, since I'd never done any canning before, but it seemed easy enough. After reading the other reviews, I decided to add one whole clove per jar. I was thrilled when the result was a pickled beet that tasted just like my mom's! And despite just one per jar, the clove is very noticeable, but not overpowering. I planted beets myself this year and am canning my third batch. This recipe is a keeper!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2014
Slow Cooker Pork Chops II
Fantastic! I was looking for something a little different than my husband's barbecued pork sirloin steaks (though those are always great as well), and ran across this recipe. I alternated sauce and steaks to ensure some of the spices would be trapped in between. When they came out they were falling apart and full of flavor. I took all of the meat out of the crockpot after cooking and emptied the remaining contents (unstrained) into a sauce pot and added water and flour to make a gravy which was served over garlic mashed potatoes. A HIT! My husband, father and daughter cleaned their plates and came back for more. All that was left was a few cups of gravy which I froze on request for some future dinner.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2012
Chris' Bay Area Burger
This recipe is amazing! I sometime substitute ground turkey or ground pork, whatever kind of burger I'm feeling like, and they still turn out fantastic! Everyone who's tried them (regardless of which meat I use) has loved them! I do use less salt (not quite half) and pepper (about half) but that's just my preference. Thanks for posting!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 3, 2012
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