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Beth W.

Beth W.
Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a stay at home mom who doesn't seem to spend much time staying at home. I love to cook. I volunteer at my kids' school, am chair of the parents group and am very involved at a local camp.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken parmesean, turkey scallopini and "Hairball Surprise". Don't family has a really odd sense of humour. All I will say is that it's a great pasta dish that I made up.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas when I was a kid, my mom would bake. It was the only time of the year she ever did. She would make the best shortbread ever, these AMAZING brownies (about a billion calories a bite), pecan snowballs and chocolate slice (a bit like nanimo bars).
My cooking triumphs
Every year when the kids were little, I would make these spectacular cakes for their birthdays. Each year would be more impressive than the one before. I was always happy when it turned out looking just like the picture. (I never let the kids near the kitchen when I was decorating the cakes for fear they would learn new words, though...)
My cooking tragedies
My most memorable tragedy turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I had a lovely pork tenderloin that I was cooking on the BBQ. I got distracted and it burnt horribly. I was so mad that we ended up going out for pizza instead. Later, after we got home, I cut off all the burnt parts and noticed that the meat had a peculiar odour. I cut it up and put it out for a stray cat that had been hanging around the house. We knew the meat must have been bad as the cat wouldn't touch it!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Peruvian Style Beer Can Chicken
This was absolutely fantastic! I was a little concerned that it would be dried out, because our BBQ ran out of propane around the 1 hour mark of cooking and I didn't notice until about 20 minutes later, so I had to finish it in the oven. The chicken was tender and moist in spite of this. I have made beer can chicken several times in the past, but I never use the same recipe twice. Will definitely be using this recipe again and again!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2014
Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Where we live is the #1 producer of asparagus in Canada, so we eat A LOT of it and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. This is the best recipe I've tried. I had just used the last of my fresh garlic in the chicken I was making for dinner, so I used a garlic/sea salt blend instead and didn't use quite as much salt or oil as the recipe called for. I also only cooked it for 8 or 9 minutes. It was fantastic! Even my husband, who isn't super fond of asparagus, really liked it. The asparagus kept it's colour and had a great flavour. Will be making this again in the very near future.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2014
Pork Medallions with Balsamic Vinegar and Capers
Where has this recipe been all my life?!? Absolutely loved it. Will definitely make it again!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2013

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