Beth Profile - (1648624)

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Home Town: Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada
Living In: Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada
Member Since: Feb. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I've been married to the same wonderful man for almost 22 years. I'm also Mom to three wonderful kids, 19, 16 and 12. I work as the bakery manager at an extremely busy, local farm market from March to December and then I take the winters off to bake the things I love and practice on my cake decorating skills. Someday I would like to open my own small bakery for folks to come in and sit down to enjoy a cup of coffee and something sweet.
My favorite things to cook
I do love to cook and bake but baking is my "first love." My favorite time of year is Christmas and I enjoy making all of the wonderful treats that go along with the holiday. I like to make meals and desserts that aren't too involved yet still produce that "WOW" result.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On New Years Day we enjoy homemade chinese food, as it's a nice break from all of the 101 ways to have turkey. I especially enjoy the chicken (or turkey) eggrolls. On New Years eve the kids and I hit the kitchen and whip up sweet treats like peanut butter balls, porcupines and even pull out the Easy Bake Oven!
My cooking triumphs
I am most proud of the first place I was awarded a couple of years ago in an "Apples of Nova Scotia" contest. I was chosen from many applicants to bake up my recipe for Apple Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce and then was judged by a local chef. I was very surprised to win first place in the Dessert category.
My cooking tragedies
It might have been when the pizza I was cooking caught on fire in the oven!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Creamy Chocolate Frosting
So delish! When I made this I measured by weight (metric). I creamed the butter in my Kitchenaid mixer and followed the directions, alternating sugar/cocoa mix and evaporated milk. I know I used 2 - 3 more TBS milk than called for but that could be because of the way I measured my ingredients. I thinned out some of it to be spreadable on the cake and then kept the rest thicker for piping for decoration. A wonderful recipe to keep!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 11, 2011
Caramelized Baked Chicken
This recipe kicks butt! These wings were so awesome. I had 12 wings, split in two. I doubled the olive oil & ketchup and instead of the garlic clove, added 1 tsp each of garlic powder & onion powder. I marinaded the wings in about 1/2 of the sauce for 8 hrs, then I dumped the wings & marinade on a parchment lined baking sheet. After 15-20 min. in the oven, I poured the rest of the sauce over the wings & gave them a little toss to coat. I let them bake, turning occasionally for about 45-50 min & then turned the oven off & let them sit in the oven for the last 10 min. My kids thought I was the best mom on the planet (like there was any doubt). Next time I think I'll add more garlic though but these were truly delicious, the meat fell off the bone & the sauce was a caramelly, gooey bit of heaven. Thanks Sandy - you rock!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 25, 2010
Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
This recipe kicks butt! I manage a bakery/cafe and one of the staff made this soup as our soup of the day. She used fresh tomatoes, not canned along with the fresh basil. She did switch the whipping cream to coffee cream & milk, used margarine instead of butter & added grated parm & cheddar. I think she also added roasted red peppers too. All that being said, this soup is awesome without the additions & with the changes it is equally awesome - we sold out of it!! It'll make your eyes roll to the back of your head - it's that amazing!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2010
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