Crystal Profile - (18193813)

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Home Town: Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books
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Sloppy Joe
Carrot Soup
Potato Thumbprint
I'm a bit blurry :)
About this Cook
I'm living with my boyfriend in the big city while we both tackle university. Being on our own means that we don't have our moms to cook for us! I had to learn how to cook - fast - and thankfully this website has helped me! I try to focus on recipes that are inexpensive and good on the student budget.
My favorite things to cook
I like making pasta dishes, one pot meals, and comfort food. Some of my favourite things to make are Italian sausages with onions and peppers, and homemade hashbrowns. Although, cookies are slowly creeping their way to the top of my list, as my technique gets better.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Spicy hot spaghetti sauce! My mom would make huge batches of spaghetti sauce that was so spicy we'd need ice cream for dessert to cool down our tongues. My brother dubbed it "burny guts" for a good reason. My mom also made wonderful homemade relish that I can hardly get my hands on after our neighbours asking for it.
My cooking triumphs
Probably when I made Sweet Potato Chili to mimic the one I got at my favourite diner... I may never go back now!
My cooking tragedies
I'm almost too embarrassed to say that I forgot to put FLOUR in my first attempt at making banana muffins. I couldn't understand why they weren't rising in the oven, and they came out like running sugary gooey mush in muffin tins. Oops.
Recipe Reviews 35 reviews
Big Soft Ginger Cookies
Mmm spicy! I had to use brown sugar because I didn't have enough white for inside the dough. I used 1/2 cup packed. When I put them on the cookie sheet, I didn't press them down, so when they came out, they were like little wee balls. They're really cute and very spicy! Great flavour.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2007
Gramma Brown's Corn Chowder
I used this recipe as a base for my own Bacon, Potato, and Corn Chowder! I love that it includes celery and carrots.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2007
Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets
So good! I wish I kept these vegetables on hand more often! I took a picture to show off how pretty it is.

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2007
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