Country Cook Profile - (18484071)

Country Cook

Country Cook
Home Town: Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am happily married and living in Scarborough, Ontario. We have purchased our retirement home, although it will be many years until we retire, we go there every weekend and for vacations. This is where I do most of my cooking for the week.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook different things on the weekends, when I have time and we are in the country. I love Mexican, Greek and Thai foods. Anything with lots of flavour.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The holidays are always a good time for cooking. We have the usual, turkey and ham and then we each bring a dish to my parent's house, so there is an ecclectic selection of foods.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that is really easy to make but looks like it took a long time, like the Mexican Shredded pork from this site. It's delicious and the slow cooker does most of the work.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make cupcakes to take to my husband's family get together. My oven's bake element was way too hot, so they burned. That's when I learned, and got an oven thermometer.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
I took the easy way out and just mixed all the spices with the yogurt in the crockpot, without precooking the spices with the chicken. I'm sure if I had done that the flavours would have been even better. It was still really good and satisfying. I did add fenugreek and red chili powder as many other reviewers suggested. I also added a cup of chicken stock as I was worried there wouldn't be enough liquid to keep this moist for 10 hours while I was at work. I lightly crushed the cardamom pods, as my Pakistani friend advised me to, and put them into a coffee filter, which I folded like an envelope. Once I had mixed all the ingredients together, I submerged the filter. I will definitely make this again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2013
Garlic Cheddar Chicken
Delicious! I used panko bread crumbs, more seasoning as others had suggested and sprinkled the cheddar cheese over the top of the chicken as it baked instead of adding it to the bread crumb mixture. I spooned extra garlic butter over the top before serving. It's even good left over!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 28, 2013
Chef John's Shepherd's Pie
This Shepherds pie was good but the meat was a bit bland. I added a whole diced onion but next time I would add some garlic and a pinch of cloves to give it more flavour.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2012
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