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Home Town: Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, U.K.
Living In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Member Since: Jun. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I was born in l940 and started baking at 5 years of age. My mother encouraged me and never complained about the messes. By my early teens I was competing in local fairs and winning ribbons. Cooking is not only a hobby but also a challenge. I am fortunate to be able to live in Portugal 6 months of the year so have learned new techniques and interesting cooking ideas.
My favorite things to cook
Fish, fowl and meat with wines. One pot meals. Interesting vegetables. Desserts, but preferably comfort foods such as gingerbreads and crisps.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We always had roast beef on Sun. with apple tart for dessert. A store bought dessert would never be served to guests so we had a large variety of cakes.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I mastered a brownie without it being like a rock. It took several tries! Also I recall the first time I finally rolled a jelly roll without it breaking up. All of the above are now easy and I cant believe I had so much trouble with such popular desserts. Winning first prize at a local fair - especially since the competition was much older than me.
Recipe Reviews 606 reviews
Cabbage Au Gratin
We love cabbage and have had cabbage cooked in similar recipes but this one is just too too rich for a side dish. It is fine for people who like heavy rich side dishes but not to our taste. Sorry for this review but this is how we feel about it. Glad that some people did like it.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 1, 2015
Buttery Cooked Carrots
What a great simple recipe for carrots especially for people who like them sweet and so easy. Thanks...highly recommend. Maybe add a pinch of salt when cooking the carrots.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2015
Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream
Love this combination but to get around the greasiness in the Italian sausage I simmer for about 5 mins. , drain and then cut up. Also after I brown them I blot them very well with paper towels. Hope this helps someone else otherwise no problems with this recipe except eating too much!!!!!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2015
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