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MinxyBaby


MinxyBaby
 
Home Town: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Oct. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
My mom is an amazing cook. I spent many years in the kitchen learning from her. I consider myself a pretty good cook for my age. I like to try new recipes and sometimes I only look at new recipes to give me ideas that I can experiment with.
My favorite things to cook
My husband and I both love hot and spicy dishes! Our favourite desserts are anything made with peanut butter, so I love trying new peanut butter recipes from here. One of our favourite appetizers is deep fried pickles. Unfortunately we haven't seen them in restaurants since we moved from T Bay. They are easy to make though - just quater large pickles and bread them, then put them in the deep fryer till they are golden brown. Make sure you let them cool for a bit before you take a bite! Yum yummmmm
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love Rouladden, it's a family favourite that my husband loved from the start. I don't exactly follow my family's holiday tradition, sorry Mom. It was always seafood Christmas Eve, turkey Christmas day, and ham on New Years Eve. My mom always put out a good spread. I don't follow the tradition because I don't like seafood, and my husband and I eat ham maybe once every 2 years or less. For my family, we only eat turkey Christmas day and as long as there's wine or bubbly on New Years it doesn't matter what we eat :)
My cooking triumphs
I remember the first time I made a big Christmas dinner by myself. I was living with room mates and I was the only one who knew how to cook. We had a couple friends over and I baked my first turkey with stuffing and all the rest. It was a success!
My cooking tragedies
Have you ever over-spiced gravy? I added too much cayene pepper to my gravy once. Now I stay clear of cayene when I make gravy. I learned that gravy is very tastey when kept simple. The natural flavours should only be complimented by the spice and not overwhelmed by it.
Recipe Reviews 49 reviews
Best 100 Calorie Blueberry Muffins
Positives: the flavour is nice, and they are low calorie. Negatives: the texture is very chewy and dense. The "dough" was thick and hard to work with, and I had to add a lot more milk just to be able to get the batter in my pans. The berries burst and created a blackened, sticky mess in my muffin pans. I even used cupcake liners, and my pans were still a nightmare to clean. Overall: disappointed and would not make these again. My kids would not eat them.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2014
Sweet and Sour Meatballs in Sauce
I did this a little differently, and instead of throwing everything into the oven, I let it simmer on the stove while I prepared and fried the meatballs, and then tossed the meat into the sauce and let it simmer longer until the rice was done. I also used cornstarch to thicken it since I took the stove-top shortcut. I was very skeptical of the sauce, but it turned out fantastic. It was absolutely perfect with the meatballs and served over rice. I've done different recipes before and they were too sweet that even my kids wouldn't eat it. The tomato sauce really mellowed it out.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2012
Not Your Usual Pasta Salad
Delicious!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2012
 
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