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Home Town: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Sainte Justine De Newton, Quebec, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My kids are grown and on their own. My days are spent mucking out 5 horse stalls, gardening (or shoveling snow), checking out the recipes here (I spend HOURS reading these recipes), making wine/beer (sorry, just kits!) reading, computor for keeping in touch with the kids (oh, ok, maybe a few games - Baldurs Gate almost finished, and yes, I cheat)- and just recently have become a chickaholic. Get my own eggs in the morning and raise my own meat birds. AIN'T LIFE GRAND !?
My favorite things to cook
Things that are quick and easy. I'm always forgetting to defrost. To marinate for more than 30 min. grrrr.... but have to admit than when I do, it's wonderful.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
When I'm trying a new recipe for supper and a friend drops in, we end up slicing and dicing, throw it all together, cook and it always comes out wonderful! 70% of the credit goes to this site for the recipe and 25% to the friends who think I'm a wonderful cook! (little do they know of my many, many tragedies in between!)I'll take 5% just for perseverance.
My cooking tragedies
My most "RECENT" (of far too many)- I carefully set the timer for the Lamb Chops on the BBQ, but ignored my own advise to trim the fat. Well, we managed to scrounge a bit of meat off the uncharred side. Bless the dragon, they were thick chops.
Recipe Reviews 76 reviews
Shrimp in Sherry Cream Sauce
When your stove konks out and you only have a microwave to cook with you get inventive. You can make amazing meals with your micro, it is another complete stove at your fingertips. So I actually use my microwave alot anyhow so this recipe fit in well. I made the rice first (in the micro), set aside, defrosted the shrimp (in the micro), started the onions and butter (in the micro) while I peeled the shrimp. Mixed everything straight into the casserole, including the shrimp and cooked on medium/high, stirring occasionally for about 10 min. (Micro's differ in strength so you will have to check). I did find you need to be careful on how thick the sauce gets. A 2 dish meal! One casserole for the rice, one for the shrimp. Used a paper plate/towel to defrost the shrimp. How to defrost shrmp in the micro. Arrange on plate with tails all towards the centre. Micro using the 'muffin' setting- usually about 10 sec. on a very low strength, keep you eye on the so they don't cook, turn plate, zap again - peel. Of course running under cold water works well too but aggravates my arthritic hands. Love my micro! Thanks Aimee!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2015
The Best Meatballs
With well over 700 reviews is seems a bit redundant to add another but these were so good I just have to. Like others I baked them in the oven. Started off at 350 but then bumped it up closer to 400. Next time I'll do it all at 375. Took 20 min for the larger balls and about 10 to 12 for the smaller. I placed the larger balls on a cookie rack over a sheet and the smaller ones on parchment lined rimmed sheets. By far the best way is the parchment paper. Super easy clean-up. I have been looking for a long time for the perfect meatball recipe and this is it - I am so happy to finally have this wonderful recipe. Many many huge thanks to Geanine for submitting and thanks also to other reviewers for all their input and suggestions.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2014
Grilled Shrimp Caprese
Loved it. But I also thought that heavy whipping creme was too much. I used half n half. That was my only change. 1. Shrimp only need to be marinated 20 min to an hour IF there is an acid in the marinade. You could potentially marinade this for hours with no harm. 2. Yes, the instructions could have been a bit better. Marinade, make sauce, boiling the water for the pasta and while that comes to a boil thread your shrimp for the grill. 3. The time it takes to grill the shrimp depends entirely on their size. Medium to large shrimp can easily go 2 to 3 min. per side! 4. The mozzarella is not added with the Parmesan, only at the end just before serving and won't clog up. I found it served up very well. 4 of us pigged out on this recipe which says it is for 6. We are big eaters so Yes, I would have added an extra 1/2 lb of shrimp for 6 people. Took me many embarrassing lessons to learn to read and visualize the steps in a recipe before actually starting to cook. LOL Way to go Gretchen, super yummy! Thanks!

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Reviewed On: May 10, 2014
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