Karen Profile - Allrecipes.com (18083042)


Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Clayton, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Oct. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have 3 adult sons, all living away but not far from home. Cooking has always been fun, but fited around horses, shift work, and weaving as an artist doing the round of art shows and sales.
My favorite things to cook
I love chicken and barbequing, Barbeques keep the house cool, and allows more time to kayack and take nature photos.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Turkey curry for New Years. I have been working at chaning old festive food traditions for healthier, and less expensive ones than those handed down.
My cooking triumphs
Cheesecakes, apple cakes, roasts, Yorkshire pudding as a special treat, and barbequing. I tend to experiment for company and fortunately have few dissapointments.
My cooking tragedies
Chili that was too hot to reserect, and stew that I burnt because I forgot it was cooking as I was trying to finishe a weaving commission.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Butter Fried Potatoes
Been doing basically this forever. Learnt from my Mom who had a tight budget and little time. If boiling potatoes the first night, she cooked extra. Next night cubed and fried them with onion, garlic and Thyme. As they were already cooked, they needed less butter. We fried them till potatoes were golden, then added bread crumbs to soak up extra butter. Cooked till we scraped the pan . Optional sprinkle of paprika or cayenne for colour. Great.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2014
Pressure Cooker Chili
I am going to try this recipe this week. Have used a pressure cooker for over 43 years. Have just been given an electric digital pressure cooker that has a browning element in it. Can also be used as a steamer or as a crock pot. What Joy !!!! with a little planning, One dish cooking!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2014
Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham
should be very good. Is similar to the old stand by from my long dead grandmother. I usually add some garlic, bay leaf, and a bit of oregano. sometimes a cube of chicken bouillon. If you sauté the onions and other veg before adding the peas, you can reduce the time by using a pressure cooker for 15 minutes after bringing pot up to 15 pounds of pressure (high) for twelve minutes, and allow pressure to reduce slowly. If the peas are old, you ay need to put pot back on and cook a little longer, but as pot is hot, it wont take long to return to pressure. All in all, however you make it, nothing beats split pea soup on a cold Canadian winter's day. tomorrow I hear, should reach a high of minus 27 C. soup will be on the stove or in the pressure cooker to save electricity.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 20, 2014
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