AMYJEMA Profile - (1509219)

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Home Town: Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Apr. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I've been married for six years and a Home Ec (cooking) teacher for six years as well. I really focus on tasty, nutritious and quick meal ideas with my students, who are in 8th to 12th grades.
My favorite things to cook
Got to be cookies. And muffins. I have a lot of cook's training and teach cooking myself, but I always come back to the baking I love! Also, I am very thrifty and often buy meat or veg that look good, or are on for a good price, then come to this website for ideas of what to make
My cooking triumphs
The first time I cooked for my in-laws ... beef tenderloin with roasted shallots (from allrecipes). They are meat and potato types and I know they loved it!
My cooking tragedies
Probably the worst was something I did to my students! I had perfected a granola recipe for them to make, and then must have made an error when typing it up. That granola was so dry and flavourless! Those poor kids ... I sure don't think I convinced them that adding grains and oats at breakfast is a tasty thing!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Classic Macaroni Salad
Classic. Excellent. To improve the nutrition of the salad, I prefer to cut the sugar to 1/4 cup and the salt to 1 tsp as well as use reduced-fat mayo. It still tastes wonderful. We also mix up what we use as add-ins. Current fav: cheddar cubes, blanched broccoli florets, fresh English peas and a small amount of diced red pepper (mostly for colour).

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2011
Peppermint Patties
Not sure if this has already been mentioned ... but I use the peppermint patty part of this recipe to fill chocolates. I use melting wafers to coat a mold. That goes in the freezer and then it is very easy to squish a pat of the peppermint patty in the mold and top with more melted chocolate. I think that dark melting wafers (I buy bulk at the grocery store)would work really well if you wanted to make dip the patties like the recipe suggests. Melting wafers are fairly fool-proof :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2009
Oriental Vinaigrette
I thought this was wonderful! I followed the recipe as is, except used Calorie Wise Mayo. It worked on pasta salad as well as green.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2006

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