MrsWifey/Mommy Profile - (18058761)

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Home Town: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Mrs. Mommywifey
Killer Fruit Pizza Double-Sized!
Batman's Mom!!!
About this Cook
I am a mom of going on SEVEN (7), in my 30's, homeschooling & love making Indian and Asian Cuisine. My family considers me a "good cook" and my son states that "everything Mom makes is deee-lish-us!" --except on Indian night! Too spicy for the older kids but the 3 and 1 year old gobble it up! I love cooking & this site is my favorite!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to make my chocolate chip cookies, whole wheat-healthy pancakes, and Indian dishes, breads & desserts. I'm trying to use a lot of whole grain because it's so good for you, so I'm really getting into healthy cuisine... no more of this shortening business! I use coconut butter/oil if I need a shortening. No more partially-hydrogenated junk to clog us. I love to make breakfast things, it's really a challenge since there are really only a few different things traditionally for breakfast... my hubby's favorite is french toast with cream cheese inside & strawberries or fresh fruit & homemade lemon curd. I'm also glad to have a full blood Italian great grandmother & her son, my Grandpa, to teach me how to make REAL Tortellinis. There's no other way to eat them but as Tortellinin soup, hand made floating in a sea of chicken broth! Magnifico! Sheesh, they're not ravioli as my Grandpa says.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We like to dive into a grilled, brined turkey with spices and a lemon in the cavity every holiday season. It's wonderful! That, and homemade cranberry sauce with kumquats & dressing & real mashed potatoes made with the skins on, butter & goats milk... creamy & dreamy!!! My Italian Grandpa's beef jerky recipe. Excellent. (sorry, it's a secret!)
My cooking triumphs
Excellent Lamb Saag & Chapatis & Lassi for the day of our Lord's resurrection. It was a middle eastern feast! Delicious. I couldn't believe I made it! The Chapitas are a whole wheat flat bread & the rice we had the Saag upon was whole grain, it was so filling & healthy, we couldn't stop til' the pot was scraped empty!!! Oooh! And Clone of A Cinnabon knocks EVERYONE'S socks of every single time I bowl them down with it! I cannot go wrong with it, tis a delight!
My cooking tragedies
Many of them... there are rough roads through a life-long ambition of becoming a good cook! I remember once we had company coming, my childhood girlfriend who always raved about my cooking & gave me a swelled head... she had been begging me to make my Banana bread she craves, so I indulged, forgetting the sugar!!! Ooooh it was icky! Luckily we sampled it before my girlfriend & family arrived! We all laughed about it, I made a new loaf & did it right, much to her joy when she arrived, that was a close one. then another time I made a vegetarian lasagna for a total meat-eater guest, not for-known to me... it was NOT a happy meal. Forever since I ALWAYS ask first "what do you NOT like to eat?" before my dinner guests arrive! ...Word to the wise.
Recipe Reviews 62 reviews
Velvety Pumpkin Soup With Blue Cheese and Bacon
my daughter made this, doubled in fact, and it turned out just awful. We used fresh pumpkin, goat's milk (which is creamier than 1/2 & 1/2) and followed the instructions to a "t" --it looked lovely, smelled remarkable --but tasted like BLECH! We ended up pulling out the packaged of ready-mades & had an unhealthy dinner instead. boo hoo.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2010
Shrimp and Quinoa
First time trying quinoa & now no one in my house wants to eat it again. the quinoa with the raisins, salt and pepper were excellent, but the rest appeared to have too many conflicting flavors. Sent husband to work w/the cold leftovers, hoping they'd taste better (like the description advises "cold") and he called from work and said, "Please don't ever make this again." politely, but hungrilly! followed recipe to the "T" except we didn't have any fresh mushrooms, so we ommitted. Taste: bitter, sweet, salty, bland, fishy (from the shrimp).

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2010
Fabulous Zucchini Grinders
we were awaiting fireworks and only got matches out of this one... not anywhere near as delicious as we'd hoped. What do I expect, though? It was the easiest recipe on the planet. (Kids picked out the zuccini & ate the grinders zucc-free, saying, "ah, now it tastes like pizza!")

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2010

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