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J.H. West

J.H. West
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Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
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Pumpkin-Pecan Cake Roll (in torte form)
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Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Classic Macaroni Salad
I was in charge of making macaroni salad for 125 teenage girls at a retreat. I used this recipe (times 12!). The salad was a huge hit. That's really saying something considering how picky teen girls can be. I've been trying to find a good macaroni salad recipe for years ever since I tried some at a great Hawaiian restaurant. Nothing has really satisfied me til now. This recipe is a keeper. The only thing I did differently was to not rinse the noodles but add the vinegar right after draining. That's what Cooks Illustrated recommends when making mac salad.

52 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2011
Oreo® Cookie Cake
I'm such a dessert snob and almost didn't try this because of the cool Whip and instant pudding, but my son picked this recipe out for his birthday so I made it anyway. Holy cow was it fantastic!!! First of all, it's about a million times better the next day, so try to make it ahead if you can. I only used one stick of cream cheese and forgot the sugar (talking on the phone while cooking--bad idea!) but it was marvelous anyway. It isn't much to look at, but your friends won't care once they taste it.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2009
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
My husband said this was the best soup I've ever made (and I make a lot of soup). I thought it was very tasty too. My kids, even the picky eaters, gobbled it up. I also cooked up a three pieces of bacon in the microwave and crumbled them into the soup. Highly recommended if you have any bacon sitting around. There is a lot of chopping involved, so make sure you start earlier than you think.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2009

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