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Leannán


Leannán
 
Home Town: Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada
Living In: Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking
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Saying goodbye to Gramps Ranch
Waterlily on ClearLake
ClearLake
About this Cook
Late 40's, almost empty nest, DH and I love cooking, together or on our own, whomever is home first start diner :) - I come from a large family, and left home at 17 and I had never even boiled water. ... I was fortunate enough to have very understanding and patient mothers in law. And can follow a recipe like a science experiment... LOL 30 years later I can now experiment on my own.
My favorite things to cook
Left overs! I love making something new out of yesterday's awesome meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
If there is food for 2 there's always food for more. There's nothing as pleasurable to me as having friends drop by, mid afternoon and staying for diner and a movie.
My cooking triumphs
Tony Roma/ Maple glazed ham I make for Easter a few years back is now our Easter Ham. Get largest bone in ham cover with water add 1cup brown sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup boil a few hours. Removed from water bake in 350 oven baste frequently with Tony Roma/maple sauce, until ham is pulled away from the bone. Voilà! (Mix 1cup each of Tony Roma original hot sauce and maple syrup in small pot simmer for as long as you boil the ham. Use this think syrup for basting) (reserve the water from the boiled ham for baked beans, later...)
My cooking tragedies
I had leftover: sautéed mushroom & cauliflower made a cream soup base with the reserve cooking juice of cauliflower and milk. Added the veg. It was fabulous! It needed a touch more seasoning.... Fresh ground pepper and salt.... Top of salt shaker broke off, the whole salt shaker emptied in my soup... I scooped the big lump of salt out, still It was disgusting. I peeled and chopped potatoes and boiled for 20 min. I had potatoes for diner they were nice and salted just right, soup went in the garbage.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Aunt Mary's Eggplant Balls
Wow.Who knew! Vegetarian dish can be tasty! Most wonderful as balls or stuffing for mini peppers. Mom in law, even asked for the recipe! I'm experimenting on a vegan version of if... Watch for Vegan Eggplant Ball.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2014
Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Shells
What's not to love about this recipe! Ok I didn't have shells so I used 12oz of elbows, so i made a layered pasta/turkey casserole. Cooked elbows and divided in 2, also I didn't processed everything in the blender. I chopped everything and mixed with a spoon. Layered gravy, pasta, turkey stuffing cheese mix, pasta, gravy, cheese. It was a great meal after snowshoeing! My son even went back for second instead of cookies for evening snack.... :) I do think tho that it's only as good as your original gravy and stuffing were.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2012
Honey Butter Yule Ham
Had a cottage roll and decided to try a new recipe. I usually make a bone in ham. (boil first in maple water/sugared water, then bake with a maple/hot Tony Roma sauce) so this was totally new to me. And it was fabulous! The honey butter glaze is fantastic. Can't wait for lunch tomorrow.... Ham sandwiches anyone? Lol

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Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2012
 
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