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MICHELLE_F


MICHELLE_F
 
Home Town: Perth, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Biking, Walking, Painting/Drawing
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Inside the cake
Pretty butterflies
"Love is in the air"
Lingerie Bridal Shower Cake
Baby Face Cake
About this Cook
I love to entertain but don't know enough to stop and slow down keeping things simple. I love big family get togethers and enjoy being the hostess. I enjoy anything creative like painting, cooking and gardening. We have become vegetarians since joining this site, so some of the recipes I have submitted in the past that contained meat of seafood can very easily be substituted with vegetarian friendly options like portabello mushrooms, tofu, "veggie-chicken or beef" etc...
My favorite things to cook
My husband and I have been vegetarians since 2006 and are loving the benefits of our new found life. Cooking vegetarian is way more fun too! There is so much more colour to our plates and way more option for variety than we had expected! I encourage everyone to take a one week pledge to go veg...you'll be surprised at how satisfied you are at meal time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Good ol' home cookin' is how we like it...not a lot of take out or stuff like that. We love a good casserole and things like scalloped potatoes. I tend to put a spin on our old family favorites by tweaking recipes. I'm always adding spices or garlic for more kick and flavour. I rarely follow a recipe and tend to just go by what's on hand.
My cooking triumphs
Whenever we have an event I go overboard and have to overdo everything. If it's something creative I will try my best to do it myself and make it perfect (even if it kills me) rather than hire someone else. When I hosted a baby shower I refused to order a cake. I taught myself how to do cake decorating! I bought all the piping bags etc... so that I could complete the job and voila...2 beautiful cakes! Unfortunatley they were so beautiful that nobody wanted to cut into them! But I had a lot of fun making them though.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Pumpkin Pie Bread
Wow this was delicious! I didn't have pumpkin pie spice so I just did 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp cloves, 2 tsp cinnamon. Before putting it in the oven I sprinkled pumpkin seeds down the middle...made for a nice presentation and added some crunch. I used a rather large can of pumpkin and had enough to make a 3rd loaf by dividing this recipe in half...IT WAS THAT GOOD!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2011
Cinnamon Rice with Apples
This was very good! I served it along side pork sirloin roast as an alternative to the usual mashed potatoes and gravy. I didn't have any raisins or fresh parsley so I substituted with diced celery and dried parlsley flakes. I used a red delicious apple which held up in nice diced cubes and didn't go mushy while cooking. I will definatley make this again and be sure to have raisins on hand nest time.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2006
Streusel Apple Coffeecake
This was pretty good! I really enjoyed it. I planned on making the cake myself, however, I ran out of time and assigned the job to my mother who was visiting us. She followed the recipe exactly and used the proper pan that it called for. But there was so much batter. She filled the pan as much as she could to allow for expansion as it baked and she still had batter left over. And even with the room she allowed for in the pan, it still overflowed as it baked. Therefore, we had a rather messy looking cake...but it tasted delish! I'll give this one another try on my own just because it did taste so good. Made the house smell great on a cold fall day too!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 25, 2003
 
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