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LUCYNDA


LUCYNDA
 
Home Town: Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Living In: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: May 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a 34 year old mom of six kids so I am always looking for ways too speed up meals or meals that can be made in large quantities. I come from a family of 12 - being the oldest of 10 kids. I have seven brothers and two sisters. Because I am the oldest and grew up cooking for a large family, it has been nearly impossible for me to break the habit of cooking way TOO much - yes, I have six of my own, but most of them are still quite young - I always have left overs. I love recipes that can be frozen for later use - utilizing my habit of over cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Bread
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fried turkey. Not whole fried turkey. Sliced turkey breast pounded thin, coated and deep fried. It is wonderful. We barbeque at my parents house a lot. We always have pumpkin chiffon pies for Christmas and Thanksgiving - and burnt beans in butter. It sounds weird but it's good. Our traditions still reside mostly at my mom and dad's, but now that my kids are getting older, we are beginning our own.
My cooking tragedies
I don't think I've ever had a cooking tragedy. Oh wait - I burned a pot of beans the other day - bad. Distracted by the computer. Working on our family recipe book. Oh - and when I purchased my Kitchen Aide mixer - the first batch of bread I made was my mother's recipe which was WAY WAY WAY too big for the mixer. The dough ended up travelling up the beater and inside the machine. Her mixer can handle 12 cups of flour - mine only 4. Yikes. Needless to say, my mixer broke - the dough hardened up inside of it. My husband took it apart and cleaned out all the hard dough - and we took it back to Walmart claiming it just "quit." I know, that isn't very honest, but I have been on my own for about 20 years and have never been able to afford a stand mixer - I wasn't about to let 300$ go down the drain. They traded it for another and I ended up with a better machine. The bowl had a handle which the first one did not - and the second package came with measuring cups, spoons, a spatula, an ingredi
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
No Bake Chocolate Cookies II
To who said refrigerate them and cut out sugar. They don't need to be refrigerated if made correctly. I suspect cutting the sugar down may have caused them to not set up properly - the proportions are as they are because these are a candy based "cookie" without the correct measurements - they will fail. Also - the oatmeal does not need to be cooked. Either quick oats or slow oats. Quick oats do work better but neither needs to be cooked. I'm suspecting adding cooked oats would also cause there to be too much moisture which would affect the candy base from setting properly.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2012
Cheese Garlic Biscuits II
OH MY GOSH - these were an INSTANT family favorite for all 8 of us. Hubby wasn't home and I litrerally grabbed the last two (from a tripled batch) out of the mouths of two of my children so he could have the experience when he got home. My changes due to lacking some ingredients and I think I will always do it this way as they were absolutly perfect -- used mozza instead of cheddar. Instead of minced garlic we used a garlic/herb mix with the melted butter to baste on at the end. It's one that is a premade mix for garlic bread so it is garlic salt - parsley - Parmesan, so it would be easy to whip up from scratch also. It was amazing. I would absolutly NOT skip the basting of the butter/garlic - I think it's what made them so fantastic! And - butter. My mother always told me margarine will always work instead but i've really come to believe she was saying this only to save money and it's really not true. Some things - many things - have just got to be butter.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2010
Chilled Crab Dip
I love it!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2003
 
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