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Jenny J.

Jenny J.
Home Town: Fillmore, Utah, USA
Living In: Provo, Utah, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I didn't grow up with a mom that loved to cook- we ate a lot of hamburger helper and tuna casserole! But I had a grandmother that was an awesome baker and breadmaker and she inspired me to learn to cook for my husband and future children's sakes. I absolutely love it but I am definately still learning.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies are my all time favorite but I love any sort of baking. I enjoy trying new ways to roast meats and I'm learning to grill.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holliday baking for sure.... the only thing better than eating pumpkin pie and sugar cookies is giving them away so others can enjoy them.
My cooking triumphs
My sugar cookies... my neighbors, family and co-workers always rave about them and I get requests all the time. Makes you feel good when a few years ago you couldn't tur on an oven. :)
My cooking tragedies
Pretty much the entire first year of my marriage was a cooking tradgedy.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Classic Dinner Rolls
I didn't have instant yeast so I changed rising times accordingly. Also, I dissolved the yeast and half the sugar in the warm milk mixture. I used a bit more flour than called for but there are so many variables in flour that I always look at the amount in recipes as a guideline.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 14, 2014
Sicilian Ragu
This recipe as is gave me some issues as is. However, with a few adjustments we still ended up with a pretty good meal. I immediately added some chopped bacon to the meat because I wanted it to be a little more authentic and we don't care for canned peas so I also decided to omit them right off the bat. When I got the meat cooked and everything combined in the pan to simmer it was much too dry. I ended up adding a can of tomato paste, an extra can of diced tomatoes, and a can of tomato sauce. With these changes it turned out great. Will make again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2013
Poppy Seed Muffins
The muffin itself was greasy even with half applesauce and half oil. I tried to be gentle with the batter and leave some lumps but the bottoms of these muffins were still tough. I put the glaze on right out of the oven and the sugar was still gritty. I'll keep looking for my poppy seed muffin recipe this is not it!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2011

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