Susanna Profile - (18966646)

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Living In: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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Road2Hope Marathon 2008
Ottawa Marathon 2008
Stroganoff Sandwich
About this Cook
I am a wife, mom of 3 and sometimes empty nester, in this bounce back generation. I run my own home daycare and care for 8 little ones, usually 5 a day. My favourite pastime is running, especially 1/2 marathons and long trail races. I am also a running instructor, along with my husband. I also love to read, (love my new Kobo) and I like to cook and sew as well.
My favorite things to cook
From a practical point of view, slow cooker recipes are my favourite. Casseroles or dishes that can be prepared ahead and popped in the oven at dinner time work too. I am always on teh look out for healthy options or ways to "healthify" a recipe. On week-ends my husband and I love to try new dishes and cook together.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother in law has a recipe for meat buns (yeast dough filled with a chopped meat mixture and baked). They are a family favourite and she refused to share the recipe. I figured it out on my own. The first time I made them her husband said; "These are even better than mother's". You could have heard a pin drop when everyone stopped eating and waited to see what she would say! She was gracious and admitted mine were better. Every year I make them for Christmas dinner and my boys "sneak" into the kitchen to snatch a few, usually burning their mouths because they can't wait for them to cool. I have to pretend I don't see them. They are now 19 and 24 and it is tradition for them to sneak away with a handful of buns. My oldest now lives 3000 miles away and I think one of the biggest reasons he comes home at Christmas is for my meat buns.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime my family loves a new dish and requests it again I consider a triumph. The most recent was a Cabbage Roll Casserole. So simple and so delicious, they wanted me to make it again right away.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 18 and living in my first apartment I made a Black Forest Cake for my mom's birthday. I wasn't used to the oven and burned it. In a panic and in a hurry, I made another. This time it turned out and I filled and frosted it before it had time to properly cool. With just moments to go before I had to leave for her party, I jumped in the shower and when I came out, the heat from the cake and the apartment (it was a VERY hot day) had caused the frosting to melt and all the layers slid apart and skidded across the kitchen floor. I cried like a baby. We were lucky to see an open bakery on the way to the party and stopped to buy a cake.
Recipe Reviews 237 reviews
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
I accidentally assumed there was banana in this. (It was what I googled when this recipe popped up.)I had my bananas mashed so subbed part of the milk and oil with banana. Yummy.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2013
Slow Cooker Oats
Made a double batch in my crock pot last night. Didn't smell it this morning and was worried, but it was done and delicious. Even my husband who usually has "junk" for breakfast took a container to work. I have been eating roled outs, done in the microwave, but this is my new breakfast fave. Only change I will make is it add a tsp salt and maybe 1 more tbsp brown sugar.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2013
Amazing Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
I have been looking for a good whole wheat pizza dough and by using just whole grain, whole wheat flour, this is it!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2013

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