ATHENEDRAGONFLY Profile - (1902436)

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Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Indian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Black Bottom Cupcakes I
Soft Sugar Cookies V
About this Cook
I am a busy Mom to two beautiful babies. I have been cooking and baking since I was a little girl. I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors. We love to go camping and for walks to the waterfront. I am a self-proclaimed interior decorator and artist. I love anything that allows my creativity to shine through...I think that is why I love cooking so much.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook scrumptious and hearty dinners for my family and friends. Anything from roasted chicken to Indian butter chicken. I am a spice fanatic and enjoy experimenting with different spice combinations in my dishes. I also love to bake, which is something that I'm sure was passed down from my grandmother and mother. I love to make cookies, cheesecakes, cakes and dumplings with fresh fruit...yum!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Like a lot of others, I enjoy my Mother's turkey dinner with all the fixings. There is something about a delicious holiday meal that makes you feel content and happy. I also love to cook for my parents when they visit. It gives them a chance to try things that they normally may not, but they enjoy it just as much as I enjoy making it.
My cooking triumphs
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake! (from this site) My Mom still raves about it to this day. I also make delicious homestyle pork chops and buffalo wing pizza!
My cooking tragedies
I think most of my tragedies have been with baking. I can be somewhat of a scatter-brain, and I know there have been a couple times that I forgot an ingredient in some baked good. Forgetting an ingredient in cooking just leaves out a bit of flavour, but in baking...forgetting an ingredient can be tragedy for sure.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Bacon Wrapped Chicken
This recipe was very good. I didn't have any cream cheese or chives, so I substituted "herb and garlic Laughing Cow Cheese". I also pre-fried the bacon slices a little bit because I don't like rubbery bacon. It turned out nicely but next time I will add a little curry powder and paprika to the sauce to kick it up a bit.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2010
Dried Cherries, Pecans and Rosemary Brie en Croute
Made this for a Christmas gathering with my family. It was absolutely "to die for". Everyone raved about it. The only small change that I made was substituting dried currants for the cherries. (It was all I could find at the store) It turned out marvelous. Making it again for Easter appetizer and will add a little more rosemary and honey. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2010
Best Spinach Dip Ever

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Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2008

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