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Home Town: Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
Living In: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Photography, Music
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Monkey bread
About this Cook
I live in Calgary, AB with my partner Aaron, our sons Joshua and Daniel. We jointly own a home with my father and we share it with our cats Bear, Bella and Honda. I have been cooking and baking since I was 9 yrs old and like to experiment with dishes.
My favorite things to cook
Anything to do with pasta or chicken. My father and partner are avid hunters so now I get to figure out recipes to do with venison.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a great cook although she says she isn't. She make the best darn chicken and gravy that I have ever tasted and can not duplicate. She also has a knack of making the best pie pastry that again I can't duplicate.
My cooking tragedies
This is a doosie. I was about 16ish and my mom asked me to boil the leftover turkey carcass from thanksgiving for soup. At the time, we had a glass top stove. Well, my SIL came over and we got to chatting outside and the next thing I knew, the smoke alarm was going off, my poor dog whining at the storm door. Needless to say, I opened the door to a cloud of smoke. The pot had boiled dry (I was positive I turned it down before going outside) and was melting on cooktop. As a result the cooktop even broke. Well, we were able to turn off the stove, get the pot of and threw it outside. I opened up all the windows and prepared myself to call my mom at work. She took is surprisingly well, she was more worried about me not the house and thankfully, no fire had started. In the end, my mom got a newly decorated kitchen out of it as the house reeked of acidric smoke and our house insurance covered a majority of the damage. To this day, if I attempt to make turkey soup, I never, ever lea
Recipe Reviews 36 reviews
Awesome Buttertarts
Finally I found a recipe that is similar to my mom's and not icky corn syrup in the ingredients. A trick I learned over the years is not to mix the raisins & walnuts into the filling but to put a rounded tsp of raisins and 1/2 tsp of chopped walnuts directly into the tart shells. Then I pour in the filling. That way each tart has the same amount of fruit/nuts.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2011
Pumpkin Rice Pudding
This is pretty tastey. I am a huge fan of rice pudding and since I have an abundance of pumpkin in my freezer I was searching for a use for it. Followed the recipe except used a heaping tsp of pumpkin spice instead of the individual spices. Also increased the sugar to 1/2c. After simmering in the milk for 20mins it was still really soupy so I decided to just mix in the puree and not layer. Cooked for 60 mins, stirring every 20mins and it came out beautiful.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2011
Monkey Bread II
OMG perfection. I did do one change. Instead of dipping the balls of dough into the butter and rolling in sugar I melted the one cup of margarine, 1 cup br. sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat until all the sugar was dissolved. I pour approx 1/3 c into the bottom of my greased bundt pan, added a layer of balls, poured another 1/3 c of sauce, rest of balls, and poured the remaining sauce over everything making sure the top layer of dough balls were coated. covered with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled. after baking for 25 mins and resting for 5, inverted onto plate. used a spatula to make sure every square inch of the bread has sauce on it. This way was so much easier and less messy!!

27 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2011

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