thatscountry Profile - (11598663)


Home Town: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have recently retired and moved from a Toronto penthouse into our dream home in Fonthill. This is our first experience in home ownership and we're learning. At the moment, I'm busy gardening, redecorating my house and shopping for accessories for the house. When I'm not doing those things, I love sewing, knitting, working on my computer (facebook), and reading in my brand new gazebo.
My favorite things to cook
In the past, I didn't cook that much but was usually successful in what I did cook. Now that I'm retired, it's a pleasure to finally be able to tackle some new recipes I've found on this website. We love grilling from Spring to Fall so I'm really interested in trying out some grilling recipes.
My cooking triumphs
All my life (which is officially a long time! LOL), my mother baked one of her special butter cream cakes for my birthday every year. It was a German recipe and everyone loved the cakes. I've been trying to duplicate the recipe and I had a hard time trying to make the butter cream as it would curdle on me every time I blended the pudding mix and the butter together. They have to be the exact same temperature to work. My mother passed last year and I baked a cake for her funeral and for the first time, it didn't curdle!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Creamy Strawberry Crepes
It was my turn to bring dessert to our monthly neighborhood meal. Everyone loved the crepes and I wish I had made more!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2011
Ethiopian Cabbage Dish
Very good! I'm always looking for easy to make flavourful recipes minus the meat. Definitely double the spices except the salt and I added 1/2 tsp of garlic powder as well. Will make this often!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 14, 2011
Red and Green Christmas Jalapeno Jelly
We all love this recipe. Make to give away at Christmas and other special occasions. Thanks.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2011
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