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Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: May 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Blog...  2 posts
Jan. 1, 2012 2:14 am 
Updated: Jan. 1, 2012 9:56 am
Wow, a TWO ingredient recipe! Video: Making Chicken and Mushrooms MORE
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About this Cook
I an an IT professional living in beautiful Chatham-Kent, Ontario.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook everything except BBQ (something which I seem to have no talent for.) Right now my main interest is southern cooking. I am also interested in kitchen science and kitchen economics.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My own personal tradition is to open a nice bottle of wine while I'm cooking and, before it's gone, trying to get at least a little bit of it into the dish I'm preparing.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Chicken and Dumplings III
Wow, it's been a loooong time since I've found a 5-star recipe. Usually, the first time I make a recipe, I make it exactly as written but this time I immediately identified ways to make the dish even more convenient to prepare - here are my changes: Brown 750g chicken (I used thighs) in large saucepan for a few minutes, add carrots, celery, and onion for a few more. Remove some of the fat if necessary, then add soup, broth, and milk, 1/2 tsp celery seed and pepper. Simmer for 35 min. Add dumpling batter and simmer for 12 more. This is definitely a 5-star one-dish meal!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2014
Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham
Ah, it's been a long time since I've found a true 5-star recipe. This was very, very good. I was looking for something close to Habitant Pea soup - this was much better, more like what 'ma mere' makes. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 19, 2014
Mexican Grilled Corn
I don't know if I'm losing my ability to handle spicy foods but using the freshest spices I could find in the amounts listed made for excruciatingly hot corn on the cob! (I used 1 tbsp of ground smoked chipotle and 1 tsp of plain old paprika.) Also, it took a long time to char the corn on my bbq, but I think it really added something to the flavour of the corn. All in all, I really enjoyed this and will make (a milder version) again.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2013

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