Carrie Profile - (16319069)


Living In: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Sep. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Camping, Reading Books
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Jun. 11, 2011 5:44 pm 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2012 3:34 pm
I had such a wonderful time!  It was very special for me to meet a few of the buzzers and many husbands as well (who my husband tells me were sitting in a group trying to figure out exactly what we all do on All Recipes, like Duh?).  I was really shocked to enter the backyard and see Cindy… MORE
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About this Cook
I am currently working as a Social Worker at a men's Emergency Shelter. Prior to this, we spent 15 years living overseas in support of my husband's career. We have lived in Pakistan, Tokyo Japan and Shanghai China as well as a short stay in the USA. We have 5 grown children and 5 beautiful, fun grandchildren.
My favorite things to cook
I guess I like to cook main dishes the most and play with things to try to make them better. Problem is, when I get something really great, I can never remember the next time what I had done! I go on baking kicks until we all gain so much weight, I have to stop!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm a bit of control freak, so I like to host rather than be hosted. Often to my detrement, as I get exhausted with pretty bad arthritis. Many of our funniest family stories might include a tale of "Mom was so tired by that point, she burst into tears"! One of those times was with our family tradition of shrimp cocktail as an appetizer to Christmas dinner ~ in error I had bought the super hot seafood sauce and my five little kids couldn't even eat it. Hubby rescued the day, by rinsing their shrimp and making some mild seafood sauce with ketchup and horseradish.
My cooking triumphs
An emergency camping meal. We got to the campsite to find a major storm starting and had to cook fast & furious to get warmed up. As we then planned on leaving early in the morning, I threw sausage, pork, beef and all kinds of veggies into a pot. My husband recently brought that up when we were discussing the show "The best thing I ever ate" Of course, I have never been able to duplicate it :)
My cooking tragedies
November 7/10 Made a leg of lamb roast for dinner. Used some different seasonings in the rub this time, so I thought that was the funny smell. My roast potatoes came out gorgeous, peas & carrots perfect and the grvy a beautiful rich color. We sit down as the minute I take a bite, I know ~ the meat is bad. Dh and Ds carried on for a few minutes until they got nervous too. I spat my first bite out, but had some of the gravy, so I could get a bit sick. But dh and ds are sitting here looking at each other, wondering who will puke first. Thank goodness I just found out where the hospital is in our new hometown! On the bright side, at least didn't have company :)
Recipe Reviews 46 reviews
Chicken Quesadillas
We thought these were great! I tried to take a short-cut and do the chicken in the frying pan with the seasoning before adding the veggies. Most of the seasoning congealed in the frying pan so lost a bit of flavour and made myself more work (take heed & learn from my mistakes!!, LOL) They were still fantastic, but looking forward to the extra seasoning being on the chicken when I do it the way it is written :) I did them in the small tortillas, more like a sandwich instead of folding over the bigger ones. I sprayed a small amount of olive oil on the pan which gave them a tiny crunch and served with pico de gallo, sour cream & avocado. Definitely will be making these again & again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 18, 2015
Amish Meatloaf
Best ever! This recipe has brought meatloaf back to our family menu. I do cut the basting sauce in 1/2 but otherwise make exactly as written! This is on the menu tonight once again with scalloped potatoes and buttered green peas :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2014
Coriander (cilantro) Steak Marinade
This recipe should read "Coriander - dried flakes" which is the same as Cilantro. You can buy the flakes in spice jars or bulk typically. Happy BBQ'ing!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 23, 2014
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