Stoney Lake Profile - (14856816)

Stoney Lake

Stoney Lake
Home Town: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Woodview, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Apr. 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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Stoney Lake, Ontario
About this Cook
I am retired now from the restaurant industry, and have more time to experiment with food, wine and recipes.
My favorite things to cook
French and Italian and Southern US. cooking. Trying new recipes with different spices from different countries (out of our comfort zone)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father was a very meticulous when he cooked. I think I take after him.
My cooking triumphs
Making the best buttermilk cheddar biscuits from this web site.
My cooking tragedies
Making biscuits years ago that the birds would not even eat....
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Fabulous Roasted Cauliflower Soup
I made this soup after I read many reviews. I used 1 head of cauliflower, added 2 potatoes and 2 large carrots, added 7 large cloves of garlic and 3 shallots tossed them all in 1/4 cup EVO, layered on a roasting pan then sprinkled with ground pepper and sea salt and roasted. I upped the chicken stock to 4 and left out the water. I also added 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. I used 2 cups of 1/2 and 1/2 instead of heavy cream. After I blended everything with a hand immersion blender I added 1/2 cup of both freshly grated Asiago & 1/2 cup of Old Cheddar and salt and pepper to taste. Amazing. Garnished it with fresh bacon bits, fresh chives a few pieces of roasted Cauliflower florets and a little of the grated cheese blend. and served it home made buttermilk biscuits (recipe from Allrecipes) Great for this cold rainy fall day.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2012
Banana Nut Muffins
Most cooks like to tweek a recipe, as do I. I love to read what others have tried. I used 1 cup all-purpose & 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. I also used 2 whole eggs, but also added 1/3 cup sour cream and 1/3 cup apple sauce as did some others. I added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and the zest of a small orange along with the lemon zest (a must). I find walnuts can be bitter so I always used my Georgia pecans. Baked at 350 for 22 minutes and they are the best we have had. Baked them for friends at the marina and they loved them. Thanks to all who review.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2012
Breakfast Pies
I read a lot of the reviews & agree, this is a recipes you & make your own. I used ramekin's sprayed litely with Pam & then spread out the biscuit dough. I put a little shredded cheese on the bottom. I used medium Italian sausage & chopped bacon. Instead of green peppers (can not eat) I used red, orange & yellow & also chopped finley 2 mushrooms. Sauteed them all with my onions & seasoning (missing from original recipe). I mixed my eggs & milk with some finley chopped chives & fresh ground pepper in a measuring cup with a hand elmusifier/blender (much easier to pour). Topped with shreeded old yellow cheddar & Gruyere cheese. Baked for 20 minutes. They came out great with lots of flavor. Next time I will try adding some tomato just before the egg mixture. I look forward to reading other reviews. Any other suggestions out there....

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2012
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