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Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking
Hobbies: Sewing, Walking
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About this Cook
I like to eat entirely unhealthy, but as I get older I'm beginning to realize I just can't do that anymore! Warm foods are the most comforting dishes (yay for baking!) especially for the winter. The more I bake the less I can stand store bought foods. I despise the idea of soy, tofu, raw fish or vegetarian foods, since I consider my tastebuds hearty and traditional. I consider poutine a staple food. I hate stew. And pork. If I could eat vanilla cake everyday, I would! I'm not a fan of chocolate.
My favorite things to cook
Meatloaf, poutine (with dark, thick beef gravy), pizza (control of those toppings!!), breads (I hate the idea of a bread machine - authenticity is lost in today's world), cakes, brownies and homemade icings!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Brown sugar in chili - I refuse to eat any chili without it
My cooking triumphs
Despite the simplicity, I've been told that I make the best ever rice krispie treats - everyone always asks me the secret (there isn't one lol!)
My cooking tragedies
I can not for some strange reason, bake a decent banana bread! I am a banana bread lover doomed to buy it from a store forever!
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Cheesy Fried Potatoes
This was pretty good; after coming home to basically no clean dishes, I really needed a one pan dish, and it was exactly what I wanted (bacon, eggs and potatoes).. I used chicken bacon so there was no grease for the potatoes but that was fine, I also beat the eggs first but I found the final taste to be too eggy so I will add milk the next time. Upon suggestion I also used 3potatoes, 4 eggs (next time will use 4 potatoes) and I used 4 pieces of bacon; since it's chicken kind, I was easily able to slice it into big chunks before cooking. Microwaving the potatoes really helped too. Thanks!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2010
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
BY FAR the best pancakes, simple and to die for! I don't mean to offend but i find it next to impossible to see these coming out flat and rubbery; it is definately not the recipe! There are few reasons for flat pancakes: bad powder, overmixing or you need more heat when cooking. Also, you need salt to activate powder so even if you prefer it without, put just a pinch. Pancakes are usually like muffins (mix only until incorporated - but with these you need to overmix just slightly). If you cook with too low of heat you get flat rubbery pancakes. When done well these beat every other simple pancake out there! I don't ever add sugar to pancakes, it's not needed. I completely eyeballed the powder and salt, added a bit extra milk because they were TOO fluffy, so it's hard to screw these up! Ate them with butter only and they were exactly how my mom used to make them, thank you soo soo much for this recipe

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 10, 2010
Best Ever Muffins
I don't really like leaving bad comments, since I believe that 95% of the time, it's the cooks fault, but this was not the case. I made a few changes by reviews, using sour cream, and 1/4 cup honey with 1/2 cup of sugar, added a tsp of vanilla, and these did not work out for me. I used it as a base for my grape muffins, since the original recipe I have is lacking something, but these are even worse (I'm so sorry!) first of all these are too bland, even after I added more sugar; second they did not rise at all (they stay the same size as what you fill). My powder is brand new and I know I didn't overmix the batter; the batter was actually lovely to work with. My finished product is tasteless and completely stuck to the paper liners. I had planned on taking these to church (I was begged to) and now I can't. I'll try again someday, but not for sweet muffins.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2010
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