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Melanie Piraino

Melanie Piraino
Home Town: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing
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Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
Excellent-didn't have buttermilk, so used 2 tablespoons lemon juice in the cup of milk. Followed the recipe exactly and cooked it in a muffin pan for approximately 20-25 minutes. They aren't really big, just a nice size to go with the ground beef stroganoff submitted on this site by Linda Russell. Yum!!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2013
Ground Beef Stroganoff
I followed the advice of another reviewer, using 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, and 3/4 cup of low fat sour cream and 1/4 cup of mayo for 1 recipe. Also used 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms, and increased the garlic powder by half. Once cooked, it needed to be thickened with corn starch because it was a bit soupy. That said, the only thing it needed, once on the plate, perhaps, was some pepper. This has no really strong flavours, so it would probably appeal to kids too. I did double everything and it still turned out great.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2013
Butter Tarts
These are dynomite! So quick and easy, and even though i forgot the cream they were still great. i took a shortcut and bought the mini shells, and stuffed them to the rafters! They overflowed a bit but i had foiled the cookie sheet so no drama! These will impress anyone! Yum!!!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2012

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