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Fancy Pants


Fancy Pants
 
Home Town: Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I grew up in a beautiful small town with a HUGE European family and now live in a huge city with just me and my hunny and our pup! I absolutely ADORE food - in every sense of the word. Eating it, cooking it, looking at it, reading about it, learning about it, researching things about it. I'm food-crazy!
My favorite things to cook
Pretty much anything! Although I've always enjoyed making healthy meals, and still cook healthy 90% of the time, I'm really starting to enjoy indulging in foods I've never even dreamed of making (or eating!) before. Maybe it's something that comes with age? Maybe I'm letting go a little of how my body ideally should look? Who knows what the reason is, but I like it! After being an avid cook for about 7 years, I only JUST deep fried my first thing ever and now I'm hooked! OMG I love food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking with love and passion. I find that you can honestly taste the difference in something that is made with either one. I learned from the best - my mom, my grandma, my aunts. My favorite memories are of family gatherings, but especially Christmas & New Years dinners - just incredible, copious amounts of food... and you wouldn't believe how many Portuguese women you can fit in a kitchen!
My cooking triumphs
Anything that makes people go crazy and freak out about how good it tastes. My homemade ice cream, fruit crumbles, biscuits, roasts, insanely good mashed potatoes and a Portuguese codfish dish called "Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá". Anybody else getting hungry?
My cooking tragedies
I often try to make things that shouldn't be healthy, well... healthy! I once tried to make Yorkshire puddings with whole wheat flour and rice milk and it was an absolute disaster. My hunny is part English and he still wont let me live that escapade down.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
French Baguettes
Excellent! I would have given this 5 stars but if DivineHealth7 didn't explain how to make this recipe without a bread machine, I wouldn't have known where to begin - a big thank thank you to DivineHealth7 as this was my first time making anything that contained yeast and it was a success! Otherwise it's a super easy and reliable recipe. Will definitely make again. :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2011
Beer Batter Fish Made Great
This is the first time in over 4 years since joining this site, that I've ever felt compelled to write a review immediately following a meal. I just finished eating fish tacos made with this beer batter, and believe you me, it is "made great"! It's superb! I used almost half the amount of seasoning suggested and sprinkled just a bit of salt on each piece after it was cooked and I thought it was just right. The cooking temperature suggested is perfect. Thank you SO much for sharing your lovely recipe with us, Linda!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2010
Fluffy Pancakes
These recipes are so highly rated for good reason! This is without a doubt, my favorite pancake recipe on this site - even more so than pancakes that use real buttermilk. It was not necessary to change or substitute or add a single thing to this recipe. Thank you soooo much for sharing this amazing pancake recipe, Kris!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2010
 
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