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Living In: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Reading Books
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Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
World's Best Lasagna
Thank you, John, for an excellent recipe. I see the raves just keep pouring in. At first I didn't think it would fit in a 9 x 13 but it did perfectly. By nature, I usually have to change things a bit. I cut way back on the salt, added a dash of nutmeg to the ricotta and egg, then used Kraft 4 cheese Italian mix instead of all mozzarella. I left the cheeses off the top, covered with foil and baked for 30 min. Then I uncovered and topped with provolone and parmesan and baked a further 15 minutes. I finished it under the broiler. I like this method because it keeps the cheese topping from sticking to the foil. I used a little of the left-over sauce as filling for an omelette and the rest will be served with spaghetti. MMM MMM good. Thanks again. P.S. It got rave reviews from my friends. It is so good I think it is closer to 8 servings, not 12.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2008
Cocoa Rum Balls
These rum balls are awesome. I have tried many recipes that are often mucky and a pain to make. These are perfect. I used a food processor then stirred in the cornstarch and rum. As we like lots of flavour, I used dark rum and dissolved 1 tsp. of instant coffee in it first. In Canada nilla vanilla wafers come in a box slightly under 12 oz. and so I didn't use quite the full amount of rum...just added it until I got a cohesive dough. Then rolled the balls in chocolate sprinkles which is our tradition. Thank you so much. My family are going to love you this Christmas. I know I will be making them each year from now on.

51 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2007
Apple Bacon Tomato Soup
I made this soup last night and it is a definite winner...nice and chunky with excellent flavour. I especially like the apple cooked in wine. It adds little sweet surprises to the soup. I would say it makes about 5 - 6 servings, not 8 as stated. Thanks for the recipe!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 11, 2006

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