Erin Profile - (18580105)

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Home Town: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Welland, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Painting/Drawing
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Erin Farr
About this Cook
I've known how to cook since I was a little girl but it's only become a part of my daily routine since I moved away from home. I have 3 boys (6, 4 and 1) so whatever meals I decide to cook I like to be quick, easy and healthy. When I find recipes on here I usually tweek them to suit my families tastes or experiment with them several times until it's a completely new recipe!
My favorite things to cook
I love making a lot of the recipes I find on here. I love trying new things and there are so much to choose from. Chicken is my favoutite thing to cook whether it be in the oven, on the stove, on the barbeque or in the slow cooker!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom got me off to a good start by teaching me the basics of cooking. I remember my very first time cooking by myself (under adult supervision of course): I made soup and I was 7 years old.
My cooking triumphs
My son hit a stage where he wouln't eat alot of the commerical baby food. I experimented with some of my small appliances which I have never really used before and things I could find in the fridge. I tried to make interesting and healthy food that had a bit more flavour and texture than jarred baby food. I've never seen a baby eat so much! I'm starting to think I should go into business!
My cooking tragedies
Before when I first stared cooking, I used to follow cooking times exactly. I often ended up with overcooked and dry meat. Now I always judge my cooking times myself by checking on it frequently and cutting into the meat a few times since things like chicken breast come in different sizes. People who write recipes will always have a different preference in terms of doneness. The same goes for spices and salt. I'm not a big fan of it and most people are.
Recipe Reviews 41 reviews
Soft Oatmeal Cookies
I followed the recipe exactly but did not do the addition sugar on a fork. I also divided the batter and added raisins and chocolate chips. I was unsure of these at first. I never made oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip are always my go-to. Any c.c. cookie lover knows that c.c. cookies are best right out of the oven...well...I tried one of these oatmeal cookies out of the oven and thought it was bland and flavorless. I let them cool on a wire rack and tried one a few hours later.....still bland, still flavorless and this time...HARD. I figured it's a cookie and my kids will enjoy them for school so I packed them up in a AIR TIGHT tupperware container and called it a day. I gave them each one in their lunch the next day and they were raving about them inquiring how on earth I made them. Puzzled, I told them it was easy and that they could actually make them by themselves (they are 6 and 8) and spouted off the ingredients since it was that easy and simple to recall them. I then went to the pantry and tried one and oh my goodness...these cookies are AMAZING!! They softened right up in the container and the cinnamon and other flavors just brewed so nicely over night. My kids love all kinds of chocolate but they both prefer the raisins in this oatmeal cookie. I will be making these again soon and may add some M&Ms, peanuts, cranberries or whatever else tickles my fancy. Thanks so much!!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2013
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
I modified this based on the reviews and substituted ingredients for what I had on hand. I replaced the whole milk for skim, and as I did not have any condensed milk I used cream/sugar as suggested by another. I also halved the PB. So my ingredients were as follows: 3 eggs, 1c skim milk, 1/2c PB, 3/4 sugar, 1.5c half and half cream, 2 tsp vanilla. It was perfect.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2013
Stuffed Green Peppers I
I love this recipe! I've always used ground turkey in place of ground beef to make it healthier. I've also cut down a lot on the cheese and tomato soup as well for the same reason. I also followed other advice in layering some soup/cheese at the bottom, middle and top. l I also like to use red peppers and spice (oregano, basil and italian seasoning). I was skeptical about the soup at first but given this recipes ratings I thought I would try and it and I'm so glad I did!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2012

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