• Joined January, 2010
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Product Marketing Manager by day and avid cook at night.  Prior to completing my schooling I had the opportunity to work as the Chef in my brother-in-law's restaurant for a few years.  Wasn't haute-cuisine but it sure was fun and allowed me to experiment with food, flavors and ingredients. Now many, many years later, I'm rekindling my cooking passion and thinking of a career change.  Even if it doesn't happen, cooking has always been a passion of mine and will remain that way!

Anything Italian, French or Asian.  Love to cook them all and experiment with spices and herbs.  If I try something and it turns out terrible, no worries, there's always a box of KD in the pantry! If you don't try, you won't learn.  When you learn, you'll make mistakes.  The next time you make it, you'll know what to change in your recipe.  Have fun cooking!

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Near the end of the cooking, I had to add a little more flour to thicken the sauce a little. — armes22 4/1/2013
Aioli

Aioli

Garlic is a must but good simple recipe. — mindyhanzik 3/9/2013
Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Tried this last night and was excellent. — sgrishka 2/6/2013
Crispy Tilapia Dijon

Crispy Tilapia Dijon

Good, simple and quick recipe. Didn't quiet have the lemon zip I was looking for, so next time I will add lemon zest to the panko/cheese mixture. Don't be afraid to use more cheese or try doing it with Asiago cheese instead. — abigard 1/26/2013
Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

As usual, another great recipe from sgrishka, but not your "add water and mix" recipe. Well worth making for sure. Invoked images of Mom baking them. Do try, well worth it! — sgrishka 1/20/2013
Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

Didn't quite follow the recipe, I never do, but turned out pretty good. They key steps were followed (salting the eggplant prior to cooking) is an important one to follow. The rest is really up to taste and method of baking. Well done, marked as favorite! — HonBon 1/15/2013
Mini Coconut Chocolate Tarts

Mini Coconut Chocolate Tarts

patdehkittycat18, I take a large table spoon worth of the coconut mixture and press it into a mini muffin tray. You can use a small teaspoon to press it in or use your thumbs. — claudegbeaudoin 8/5/2011
The Best Beef Stroganoff

The Best Beef Stroganoff

Good recipe but not one that you should undertake at the last minute. The 2 hours of prep and cook time are a little excessive for a week day dinner. I added chopped shallots and parsley just before serving to add color to the dish. I'll certainly do it again (but on a weekend). — sunnyd36 3/18/2011
Classic Rice Pilaf

Classic Rice Pilaf

Excellent rice pilaf recipe. I substituted the bay leaves with 3 lemon leaves, used chicken broth and added a tablespoon of double concentrate tomato paste to give it color and flavor. 3/15/2011
Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka

Excellent recipe. Fast and easy. As an alternative (or additive to already a great recipe) I've added sliced hot italian sausage grilled on the BBQ and sliced black olives just before serving. See photo. — sgrishka 3/13/2011
Pan-Seared Rib Eye Steak

Pan-Seared Rib Eye Steak

Quick and simple recipe. Used a little too much salt but will do this again with a Montreal Steak Spices instead of the slat and pepper (basically the same but with more cracked pepper and less salt). The wine reduction glaze was excellent. Simple recipe but very good. — sgrishka 3/2/2011
Oceanside Scallops

Oceanside Scallops

This is a great recipe. The saffron reduction sauce was very good with it. 3/21/2010
Smoky Mashed Potatoes

Smoky Mashed Potatoes

[I posted this recipe.] — claudegbeaudoin 3/2/2010
Sharp Cheddar Madelaines

Sharp Cheddar Madelaines

[I posted this recipe.] — claudegbeaudoin 2/27/2010
Beer-battered Onion Rings with Spicy Red Pepper Dip

Beer-battered Onion Rings with Spicy Red Pepper Dip

I was asked if this recipe is kid safe given it has beer in it. I would think that it alcohol content would be burnt away while deep frying the onion rings but not sure. However, the beer is to combine the dry ingredients and add flavour. The carbination in the beer keeps the batter light. So technically, you could substitute the beer with a more kid friendly drink. A pale cola like Ginger Ale or Sprite should do the same. You can even try it with Orangina, kids should like that! Let me know if you try this recipe with a pop! [I posted this recipe.] — claudegbeaudoin 2/25/2010
Beef Barley Roast In Pressure Cooker

Beef Barley Roast In Pressure Cooker

— claudegbeaudoin 2/23/2010
Baked Penne In A Saint Agur Mornay Sauce with Pencetta and Parmesan

Baked Penne In A Saint Agur Mornay Sauce with Pencetta and Parmesan

— claudegbeaudoin 2/23/2010
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin On Pesto Tagliatelle

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin On Pesto Tagliatelle

[I posted this recipe.] — claudegbeaudoin 2/23/2010
Baked Penne In A Saint Agur Mornay Sauce with Pencetta and Parmesan

Baked Penne In A Saint Agur Mornay Sauce with Pencetta and Parmesan

[I posted this recipe.] — claudegbeaudoin 2/21/2010
Spicy Red Bean Dip with Baked Pita Wedges

Spicy Red Bean Dip with Baked Pita Wedges

[I posted this recipe.] — claudegbeaudoin 2/13/2010

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I'm delighted that you enjoyed my Chicken Milanese - Breaded Chicken Cutlets recipe. Thanks for both the medal you awarded me and your kind words...I am grateful for both!

3 years ago    sgrishka

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