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Home Town: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Living In: Boise, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Reading Books, Music
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Megan's 8th birthday party!
Megan and Sandy
Me and my Megs
About this Cook
I have a nine-year-old daughter whose tastes are always changing: One week, it's meat, the next week it's meat, the week after... meat! Okay, maybe "changing" isn't the right word for it, but she does keep me looking for new ways to feed her in a healthy (and possibly quick) way! I also have a boyfriend who thinks that almost anything I make is divine.. Clearly, love is not only blind but also lacking in tastebuds!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE TO BAKE!! It's been my pleasure since I was a pre-teen, and I've been getting better... I hope.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking cookies with my father when I was a child. He still lives near Edmonton (as does the rest of my side of the family), but I'm hoping that maybe one day my daughter can bake with him as I did when I was her age. Too bad for that international border and 18-hour drive to get there...
My cooking triumphs
Hmm. I make a pretty good pie crust. Anything baked is likely to turn out well... I think making homemade pierogies without any assistance except a copy of 'The Ukranian Daughter's Cookbook' from Alberta. Pierogies are hard to find in Idaho, so making them from scratch became sort of a necessity... But they turned out pretty darned good!
My cooking tragedies
Anything meat. I do seem to be improving, but I like my meat so cooked that you can't tell it was once alive...
Recipe Reviews 337 reviews
Dreamy Nighttime Drink
I made this for my ten-year-old daughter. She found the recipe and wanted to try it.. She has a cinnamon allergy, so we omitted it and added a pinch of nutmeg instead. Oh, and we doubled the honey. We both thought it was wonderful and soothing! Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2013
Egg Casserole
I did a 1/3-size batch (with four eggs), and I changed it a wee bit: I mixed a couple splashes of milk in with the eggs along with salt, pepper, and some green onion. I used about 2/3 of a pound of diced-and-cooked bacon, an extra slice of bread, and a bit more cheese. I cooked it in a rectangular 2-quart baking dish. It held together really nicely and the boyfriend was able to munch it on the way to work with no problems. Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2013
Daddy's Popcorn
Those few people complaining about this not being a new recipe annoy me. It may not be new to YOU, but to some people it IS new. As a child, my mom always just popped the popcorn in a pot with oil. No butter or margarine. She topped it with butter after popping. While that popcorn was always tasty, this is absolutely delicious. I use even amounts of oil and margarine, and I add a little salt while the two are melting together just before adding the popcorn. It is quite amazing, and all my daughter's friends LOVE "my" popcorn. Thanks for sharing, although I did get the recipe elsewhere a few years back!!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2013
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