susiekew Profile - (18211546)

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Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Mischief, waiting for dinner
About this Cook
I am a wife, the mother of three kids and two cats. I work freelance from home, and am a part time student. I do almost all the cooking at our house - a complicated process, because I am vegetarian, my son is fructose intollerant, and my husband and daughters aren't either of those things. My challenge is to not make three different dinners every night.
My favorite things to cook
Soups and stews in the winter. Salads and food for the grill in the summer. Desserts, breads, pretty well anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday meals, of course. Exam breakfasts for the kids. this is when you have a breakfast themed to the exam you are writing that day - ham omlette (Hamlet) and fruit shake with a speared fruit kabob (Shakespeare) for English exams, etc.
My cooking triumphs
Any dinner that makes those I love happy. We have a family rating system similar to the All Recipes one. Nothing gets made again unless it gets at least 4 stars.
My cooking tragedies
It's all a learning experience. A lime chiffon pie that stayed completely liquid in the centre, a 12 layer torte that tipped in the fridge so the whole bottom of the fridge was covered in torte. Oh well.
Recipe Reviews 715 reviews
Lemon Chicken Soup II
Certainly is an easy recipe, even with starting off with raw chicken and poaching it. I made some changes, including sauteeing the carrots and an onion, chopped in about a tbsp. of oil for a few minutes until tender, then adding salt, pepper, about 1 tsp of dried thyme and about 2 tsp of dried parsley, and continuing to sautee for another minute. I added the broth and rice and simmered for about 10 minutes before adding the lemon juice (only used 2 lemons and this was lemony enough) and the cut up chicken and then gently heating for about 10 minutes. Went over well with these modifications. Serves with sourdough rye bread. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2014
Snickerdoodles V
Taste exactly as they should. Lactose free, which is good for our household. The dough was a little dry and at times difficult to roll into balls.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2014
Simple Beef Pot Roast
This was pretty good. You definitely need to have another vegetable. There was a ton of liquid left in the pot, and I should have thickened it and served it with the beef.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2014

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