lindseycancook Profile - (18990742)

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Home Town: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Eatin' a mango straight from the tree in Panama!
About this Cook
I started cooking for the first time about 3 years ago! I still need to stick to recipes but my tastes have expanded and I always love to try cooking new things that are easy and delicious. I love travelling and always look for authentic cuisine from all the countries I visit.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken Curry, pesto chicken pasta salad, chicken caesar wraps, chicken fajitas, peanut chicken and all things chicken lol!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Gammie always cooked Hungarian Goulash (our own family recipe I'm sure! There isn't anything 'hungarian' about it...) It consists of layered potatos, ground beef, onions, tomato soup over everything and bread crumbs on the top. So basic and SO delicious! I'm going to pass that one down for many generations!
My cooking triumphs
My first 'real' dinner. It took a lot of timing to get everything right... actually its the first recipe I got from here. Portobello Mushroom and artichoke chicken... I made it for my mom for the first time after she got home from a very long day at work. She said it was the best chicken she's ever tasted. :)
My cooking tragedies
So so many. Possibly the first time I baked cookies... I tried to get both of the pans of cookies in at the same time... meanwhile the bottom pan was too close to the bottom of the oven and the top pan too close to the top. Each batch was incredibly burnt on one side and hardly cooked on the other. Learning experience!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Never Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies were GREAT!! I live in Brazil and was worried because here they don't have ingredients such as baking soda, only baking powder (which I wasn't even sure was actual baking powder). I learned that when you don't have baking soda, you can substitute by adding 3x the amount of suggested baking soda in baking powder. ex. 1 tsp of baking soda = 3 tsp of baking powder. Also, we don't have an hand mixer so I used my own man power (in the form of my husband). They also don't sell chocolate chips here so we had to chop up a plain bar of chocolate (used milk, next time will use semi sweet). These cookies turned out AWESOME! They were cooked evenly, mine WERE chewy, exactly the texture I was looking for, and were delicious overall. They were a bit hit for my Brazilian In-Laws who have never tasted a soft cookie before (I know!!!). Thank you!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2010
Lighter Banana Muffins
GREAT! Again, following the other reviewers, I added half a cup of brown sugar/splenda (more brown sugar than sweetner), overdid the milk a bit and added 1/3 cup. I think it's imparative to add nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla or they wouldn't have much flavour. I added a tsp of each and also added a 4th banana. Finally I figured that since the rest of the muffin was relatively low fat, I added a crumble to the top from the banana crumb muffins recipe. My boyfriend is having thirds!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2007
Sour Cream Chicken Paprika
This was fantastic! I loved the consistancy and the creaminess of the sauce. I added 4 cloves of garlic (LOVE garlic) and I only had half a container of sour cream but it worked out PERFECTLY. I also only used one cup of chicken stock. Oh yes and since I love cooking dishes with veggies I also cut up one zuccini and threw it in with the onions. Delicious as leftovers!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2006

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