LilSnoo Profile - (1546014)


Home Town: Terrace Bay, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Aurora, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Nov. 4, 2012 7:00 pm 
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012 9:07 pm
We don't normally celebrate Halloween at our house, since we don't have kids and we're usually invited elsewhere for parties. This year, I decided to spice things up a bit and make a couple Halloween treats and invite some friends over.  It really didn't take much planning at all, and before… MORE
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About this Cook
I'm a 40 yr old foodie currently living in Aurora, IL. I'm very fortunate that I have plenty of friends and family who will try everything I make, and I'm constantly using them as my guinea pigs. I was born and raised in Canada by French Canadian parents. I grew up eating a lot of French Canadian foods, and I just love getting back home to Canada to taste mom's delicious cooking She has always inspired me to cook.
My cooking triumphs
Planning and making a 6-course meal for business associates who were in town. Not only was this the most time-consuming meal I've ever made, it was my first time meeting all of them in person! Stressful day, but a huge success!
My cooking tragedies about reaching into the oven to take out the Thanksgiving turkey and having the cheap pan collapse, dumping the hot turkey and scorching liquids onto my bare feet. YEEEE-OUCH!
Recipe Reviews 285 reviews
Hamusta Soup
This is a very tasty soup and my first time trying an Iraqi Kurdish soup. I loved the lemon garlic flavor combined with the Swiss chard. It's easy to make, and super healthy! You don't have to feel guilty about eating 2 servings. :) I made it exactly as written (with the exception of only using 1tsp of sugar instead of 1tbsp) and ended up cooking mine for about 20-25 mins, but this will depend on how big or small you cut your veggies. For the 9 tbsp of lemon juice, I ended up using 3.5 lemons. NOTE: I noticed when the first review (2 star) was left, the recipe also had an error in it, asking for only 1 1/4 cups of water. Yes, this would cause the soup to be way too lemony. (I emailed allrecipes about the error). I made it the correct way using 6 1/3 cups of water (per submitter's personal recipe) and the flavors are very well-balanced, with a nice lemony tang. Perfect! Thank you Linda for sharing your recipe!

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Reviewed On: May 26, 2015
Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
I really enjoyed this smoothie, and made it 3 mornings in a row to use up my blueberries. I think you could easily use frozen blueberries and skip the ice. I used Oikos nonfat Greek yogurt. For the OJ, I used Tropicana Trop 50 (low cal/low sugar) and I only used 1tsp of sugar instead of 1tbsp (I don't like my smoothies too sweet). This ended up being 188 cals instead of 295 cals, with these ingredients and the reduced sugar. The vanilla was a nice touch, and I might even increase it to 1/2 tsp. Very versatile and healthy! Thanks Lisa Marie for sharing!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 26, 2015
Smokey Salmon
I really enjoyed this recipe. Maple and salmon, it's like a match made in heaven. I made it exactly as written. I did, however, cut and individually wrap the salmon pieces. I grilled them over medium heat for 5 mins per side, then I moved them over to indirect heat for the remaining 5 mins - total of 15 mins. Next time I will only grill for 10-12 mins. While there is nothing "smokey" about this recipe, it is very tasty and I will definitely make it again. One pound of salmon for 2 people makes VERY generous servings. I prefer to cut a pound into 3-4 pieces. Also, no need to oil grate (!?) since the salmon is not directly on grate. Thank you, wendi!

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Reviewed On: May 25, 2015
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