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Home Town: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Low Carb, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am a single male early 50's having cooked for myself for the past 25 or so years. I am diabetic, with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and osteo-arthritis.
My favorite things to cook
My home-made pasta tomato sauce is an all day cooking event and can even be made vegan style for those that need it that way. Way too yummy for words according to my sister.
My favorite family cooking traditions
French Canadian style, but simple and bland as my father and I are fussy eaters. I have grown up a bit food wise, and am willing to try other things, but still can't have spicy/hot food. His pasta sauce consists of adding tomato juice to his pasta and heating that up.
My cooking triumphs
Making home-made "Poutine" without knowing that it was already named "Poutine" in Quebec.
My cooking tragedies
Making a wonderful mushroom/broccoli dish for a potluck and having someone put it in the oven to warm up and having the broccoli turn dark by absorbing juices from the mushrooms and making it look horrible. I was the only one who ate any. It looked awful!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Stephanie's Freezer Spaghetti Sauce
I suggest using shredded carrots, (2 or three of them), to replace the sugar. I have also added mushrooms (a pound of sliced white mushrooms is nice for most people, but I would put in 3-4 if I could being a BIG mushroom lover) and 2-3 diced zucchini. This adds more veggies to the sauce and makes moms happier when their kids eat veggies. Who's gonna tell the kids right? I also cook this in a big pot on the stove, putting the tomato paste in at the beginning. My sister bakes hers in the oven. This is an all day thing, cutting veggies at 6 to get the sauce on the stove at 8am in time for dinner at 6 pm. The house smells great, and the sauce freezes well in single portions, (1 cup), or multiple portions 4 or more depending on who is at the table and portion size. Can throw meat in or veggie ground round, and adjust for spiciness.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2015
Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers
Added assiago cheese to the mix, then tzazhiki sauce on the slider buns was amazing!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 2, 2014
Meat-Lover's Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
You can also use Yves Veggie Ground Round to make this meatless. I also add diced or sliced mushrooms, celery, diced green peppers, and zucchini. This is so similar to the recipe I have been making for decades that it pretty much is the same, just minus the veggies. I also add bay leaves but remove them when I put the cooked sauce in containers and freeze them for later meals. Can't be a real sauce without garlic being added though.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2013
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