Principessa Profile - (18890321)

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Living In: Burlington, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Member Since: Aug. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I live with my boyfriend and cooking is one of our favorite pass times. Spending an evening preparing, cooking, EATING and cleaning up after a meal (sometimes this part gets left until the morning)is one of the most enjoyable things for me. Of course this process is only complete when accompanied by a bottle of delicious red wine.
My favorite things to cook
Healthy home cooked meals that don't sacrifice on flavour are my favorite things to prepare. I also love to make desserts and baked goods when I am in the mood to indulge!
My favorite family cooking traditions
All I can think to say here is that my entire family loves food. And anytime there is a get together, it is centered around amazing meals. Food brings people together! If my mother and I are sitting together, we can easily talk about what we are eating for the entire duration of the meal. We disect every flavour that crosses our palate.
My cooking triumphs
I went through a phase of making vegan dishes for awhile. I made a pie that was SO much work. Crushing nuts and mixing it with tahini and other things for the crust..I can't quite remember how it all went...I just remember it actually turned out and I was quite pleased.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a teenager I started out baking muffins and cookies and I distinctly remember confusing measurements. I would toss in a tablespoon of salt instead of a teaspoon. That sort of thing. Oh, and about 2 weeks ago I tried to make caesar salad dressing without a recipe for my boyfriend and I. The first batch went out the sliding door window...But hey, six eggs and a whole lot of olive oil later I did end up with something that resembled caesar dressing.
Recipe Reviews 27 reviews
Boston Brown Bread III
To me, this brown bread is PERFECTION. I love it. I made it exactly as the recipe suggests. I'll never make another version again. (just a note: the directions forget to tell you to add the salt listed in the ingredients)

40 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2007
Delicious Moist Poppy Seed Cake
I made this with low calorie becel instead of butter, regular flour, I didn't have lemon peel so i put 2-3 tbsp lemon juice into the batter and I added a tsp of baking soda as well. It took about 60 min to bake in my loaf pan. I thought it turned out very tasty. Its the first lemon loaf I've tried so I have nothing else to compare it to...essentially the entire lemon flavour comes from the syrup that you add at the looks like a lot but it is needed. I found that the top half of the loaf has more of the lemon flavour and is more moist compared to the bottom half.....but it's not really a huge issue...I think I will add more lemon juice to the batter next time and see what happens.(not that the end result wasn't was) Definitely let the cake sit for 1 day before improves a lot.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2007
Honey Poppy Seed Dressing
I made this with 1/4 c oil and 1/4 c sour cream...2 Tbsp of poppy seeds and no sesame seeds. The end result had harsh vinegar and sugar flavours....I added approx 1 tsp of each mustard and onion powder.(maybe more) I found that this really helped bring everything together. ( Kind of reminded me of the renees brand poppy seed dressing.) I put it on spinach salad with hard boiled eggs, diced red onion, shredded mozarella cheese and raisins. Update: I just thought I should write to say that my boyfriend loved this dressing..he liked it better than the kind we buy at the store.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2007

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