Maplebird Profile - (18706322)

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Home Town: Newfoundland, Canada
Living In: Moore, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
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Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
About this Cook
I'm 30 years old and just moved to the US from Canada. Happily married. Have 3 pets.. 2 Blue and Gold Macaws (maple and Harley) and a Quaker (Oscar). Spend lots of time in the kitchen trying new recipes, both my husband and I are very adventurous when it comes to food.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake just about anything...soups are a favorite, chicken dishes, and creative dishes that encourage my son to eat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas time baking...lots of variety, lots of fun, everyone helps mix, bake and taste. So much fun. Also, teaching my son to cook, like my parents taught me, as soon as I was old enough to hold a spoon.
My cooking triumphs
My biggest triumph would have to be of course earning my catering/gourmet cooking diploma. As for actual recipes, I am great at pork tenderloin...soups and sauces. My biggest high is teaching someone else how to make something. OH, and making scottish shortbread that my Scottish decent husband actually approved of.
My cooking tragedies
It took me a long long time to perfect cheesecake....and many a brick of cream cheese was harmed in the process. But practice does make perfect, and now all my friends envy my cheesecake making ability.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Cream of Mushroom Soup I
Just made this recipe. Very good. Added a little garlic, used half beef stock/half chicken cause that's what I had on hand. Only pureed 1/2 of it, because we like it chunky. Came out delish! Thanks for a great recipe.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2011
Easy Indian Butter Chicken
Awesome....only adjustment we made was using 2 cups of cream instead of 3. It was a little spicier then I like...but tolerable. Hubby loved it. Very close to what we are used to. Thanks.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 3, 2010
Black Joe Cake
This recipe actually wasn't too bad. My day started out wanting to use up some strawberries and a sure fire way is a trifle. I usually keep cake trimmings in my freezer just for this but was out so went in search of an easy cake. My husband needs to eat low cholesterol so the no butter and no egg aspect of this recipe really appealed to me. I made 1/2 the recipe which generosly filled a square baking dish. I doubled the cocoa. The texture was nice. It wasn't real sweet..but that could have been because I added more cocoa. I would still add the cocoa just maybe a touch more sugar with it. I would also add a dash of salt to deter the "bland" flavor a little more and possibly a splash of vanilla. Came out of a lightly greased glass pan with ease. Was perfect for the application I was using it for. Would probably perk up the flavor a lot with some icing as well. All in all..for a recipe which uses such cost efficient ingredients and keeps the fat and cholesterol's a thumbs up in my book.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2009
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