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francesca


francesca
 
Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
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Me and my man
About this Cook
My boyfriend, cat and I are currently living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I love to cook, I love to bake and Martha Stewart is my idol.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are Italian dishes- that's my background- and I just love it. I love pasta and pizza. I also love to bake breads and cookies and cakes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is a great cook and could make anything, my dad wasn't so bad either. But I've started my own traditions now that I'm married although I do borrow from my mom's repetiore.
My cooking triumphs
I made a snowman cake borrowed from the Martha Stewart Catalog for Living. I bought the mold from the catalog and spent all of Christmas day making the cake and it came out great. I was so proud of it.
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Vegetarian Gravy
I tried to like this, I really did. I made it to go with poutine since I'm a vegetarian. I've made it twice and both times, even with subtle changes, I found it too thick and too oily. It doesn't reheat that well either. I think I will use a beef gravy recipe from now on and just use veggie broth instead. It's also super garlic-y and I'm not overly fond of that.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2011
Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
This is super good and super easy. I was able to peel the skin off the peppers almost right after I took them out of the oven which saved some time. Next time I will save myself more time and clean up by making the sauce in a pot instead of a pan and using my immersion blender to blend the sauce. I didn't end up using the 2 cups of half and half, I used one and I think next time I'm not going to use as much butter either. I served the sauce over penne and it was perfect.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2011
World's Best Oatmeal Cookies
These are actually the greatest cookies ever. Super easy to make-one large bowl and a wooden spoon and 15 minutes later you've got cookies. I used raisins the first time I made them and then raisins and mini chocolate chips the second time and needless to say they don't last long. Also if you cut the baking time by a couple of minutes they stay soft and chewy.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 30, 2011
 
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