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Ann Maksymiw

Ann Maksymiw
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Member Since: Jul. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Jul. 10, 2012 12:01 am 
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012 4:08 pm
I was thinking about how long I have been cooking and what was my first food I cooked.  Eggs came first.  Then I thought about all the different foods I cook today, recipes from all over the world.  But what are the staples in my repertoire.  What recipes are so good, tasty and reasonably… MORE
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About this Cook
I am a sixth generation Australian with a Greek, British and Danish heritage. Two sons and two grandchildren. I live in Melbourne, a very cosmopolitan and multi cultural city. It is the second biggest city in Australia. We love food in Melbourne and have some of the best restaurants in the Southern Hemisphere.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking Italian, probably my favourite. We have family in the US and I have been cooking Southern style for a few years too. I like to try cooking unusual foodstuffs - rabbit, kangaroo, goat. We don't have much game in Australia so I am a bit limited. Have just started baking breads and cakes and am enjoying this a lot.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have always cooked with fresh food as much as possible. Processed food is something I try to avoid. I cook nearly everything from scratch. Shopping is done mainly at Farmers Markets or fresh food markets. I am lucky as I don't work outside the home and have the time to prepare meals.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving lunch for my best friend (she is from North Carolina) for 60 family and friends, with all of the trimmings.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married and wanted to make a special dinner for my husband. I used a pressure cooker for the first exploded and I had to clean the walls, ceiling and floor before hubby came home. We went out for dinner that night.
Recipe Reviews 118 reviews
Butter Lamb Gravy
This is sensational. Flavour was so good. I thought there would be leftovers, but I was wrong! Everyone cleaned their plate and asked for more.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2013
Classic Hash Browns
Very simple and tasty. Quick to make and you can use any potatoes you like.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2013
Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Tangy and fresh flavoured dressing. Have used it on many different salads. Does not keep well overnight, so use it all at once or make less if required. Very good.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2013
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