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Francine Lizotte

Francine Lizotte
Home Town: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Jan. 16, 2015 12:01 pm 
Updated: Jan. 20, 2015 2:45 pm
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! We've heard this over and over. This is so cliché....right? Matter of fact it is not at all. The majority of our health problems start with what we put "in" our bodies. Too much salt creates problems such as heart disease, kidney failure, high blood pressure and so on (I'm… MORE
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About this Cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
My background is French Québécois from Montréal and we have some interesting mixed traditions when it comes to cooking. What sticks out the most is our Holiday cooking; tourtière (meat pie), ragoût (meat balls with pork hocks in a dark gravy sauce), creton (like a pâté spread on toast with mustard), tarte au sucre (sugar pie)and sucre à la crème (sugar squares). Each year, I make sure to cook some so I can feel closer to my family who are still living in Québec.
My cooking tragedies
Oh Boy! I do have a good one. When I was at University, I wanted to make my own icing, to be precise it was Coffee Icing on a nice moist dark chocolate cake. The recipe asked for 1 cup of coffee well... I did as it said. I poured instant coffee crystals in a cup instead of making a cup of instant coffee with water. After a couple hours working on it, I finally gave up and went to the grocery store and simply bought premade icing. Back then, there was no "Cooking for Dummies" and if there was, I would probably got myself a copy. Good thing those tragedies help you to improve!!!
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Peanut Butter and Amaranth Cookies
I really enjoyed these cookies. They are moist and chewy at the same time. I didn't put the whole amount of amaranth because I ran out yet I still could taste the flavor and texture in it. Definitely a keeper! Thank you Cheerios for sharing

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Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2015
Chicken Curry Croissants
Nice combination of flavors with mayo/chutney. As much as my husband enjoying it, I thought it needed more flavor while cooking the chicken breasts. I'm not sure if it needs more curry or another spice to give it that extra kick. Quick and easy to prepare, would pair well with soup.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2015
Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
Great flavor! This will be my go to pulled pork from now on. I made slight changes after reading the reviews. I omitted oil and broth, because like a lot of cooks here, the meat has fat already, there was no need to add more and also why wasting a good broth and cook longer because it has too much liquid. I added more garlic and also 1 tsp. liquid smoke and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. I substituted chipotle powder for the chili. I think the flavor comes out stronger. I put chopped onions at the bottom of the slow cooker and placed the roast on top, fat side up. I started it on High for 1 1/2 hours and then Low for 7 1/2 hours. I used a gravy strainer to strain the fat, which at this point, had very little, poured the juice back into the slow cooker, added the shredded meat and mixed well. I added about another 1/2 cup of barbeque sauce. I cooked for an additional 2 hours, which the first 30 minutes was on High and then continuing on Low, leaving the lid up for the last 30 minutes of cooking time so the liquid would reduce faster. I served pulled pork on toasted buns and topped with Creamy Summer Coleslaw, a recipe I submitted here on AR.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 10, 2015
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