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Living In: Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Apr. 2014
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love to eat good food. Until recently, I had a live in personal chef... but now I have to cook myself.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking anything banana. I also like to can tomatoes from my garden. I want to build a solid repertoire of tasty, inexpensive and easy to prepare weekday meals that are "clean".
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always cook the turkey, using my mom's recipe. Since she liked to switch it up a little, I don't feel bad making little changes to her basic recipe. But the basic recipe is the always same: butter, eggs, apple, celery and onion accompany the usual seasonings in her dressing, but I change it up with adding other ingredients, trying different bread combinations, or throwing in some white wine, apple cider, or both!
My cooking triumphs
Any improvisation that turns out is a triumph. I recently (today) pulled prime rib that actually turned out to be pork. There was this time I made ribs in the slow cooker...I didn't have enough sauce, so I threw in a bunch of stuff to supplement store bought. Of course, I have never been able to duplicate the recipe, and have never lived it down (my ex-personal chef liked to remind me often).
My cooking tragedies
When I was a teenager, I would make KD for my sister and I, and I invariably boiled the pasta over every. single. time. At least I am consistent (rib sauce aside). I also liked to make pizza from scratch, except it never turned out. Dinner was always undercooked, but my parents were always graciously tolerant. Recently I made a sesame chicken recipe that reviewers had raved about. I must have done something seriously wrong because mine tasted very sour. I think I forgot sugar, used seasoned rice vinegar and sesame oil for cooking (recipe called for canola). It was still edible. ;)
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Banana Banana Bread
I made a doubt batch of this recipe, but only used a single batch worth of sugar, and it was fabulous! I gave it 4 stars because I think it would be too sweet with the full sugar content. Otherwise, the recipe and baking instructions turned out great.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 24, 2014
Slow Cooker Chili II
First, it took longer than 15 mins to prep. But maybe I am slow. My other remark is that it was quite tasteless. Maybe it will be better next day? I will taste it tomorrow before finding an alternate recipe and adjust the seasoning accordingly. Granted, I used fresh parsley instead of dried (because I didn't have any) and I could have used a smoked chilli powder instead of regular. I did not have any cannellini beans so I used black beans instead. However, these changes should not be responsible for the lack of flavour. As it is, this is not a keeper.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2014
Garlic Prime Rib
This rub is amazing! I used it on a bone in pork rib roast. I honestly don't know what cut it was, since I pulled it out of the freezer thinking it was beef (sad but true). Since it was a smaller roast than the recipe called for, I cut the oil and seasoning in half, but kept the garlic at 10 cloves (I LOVE garlic). I followed the recommended cooking temps, pulled it out at 150 and it was cooked PERFECTLY. (Idiots luck?). I look forward to trying it with actual prime rib!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2014

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