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Jeannine Gibson

Jeannine Gibson
Home Town: Denver, Colorado, USA
Living In: Loveland, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Hunting, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Me 2012
About this Cook
Mom of 3. All but one have moved out. WOW - - I just had to delete almost my WHOLE profile because it had to do with my EX husband!! (YAY) I LOVE to cook, love to create and succeed at it! I'd be lying if I said that I've never failed at a recipe, but as long as I taste while I'm cooking, it doesn't happen. I'm
My favorite things to cook
Chicken and Dumplings,Green Chili and Chicken Pot Pie. I could make these in my sleep! Never follow a recipie (although I could write the basics down I guess....) and people just love them all.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom has a HUGE scrapbook where she has collected recipies - I started my own years ago and although not as HUGE as hers, it is a fun collection and used more than my cook books (although this website is becoming a fast 2nd - I will print off my favorites from here and cut and paste into my book). But what I REALLY love are the favorite recipes that friends and family have written in their own handwriting that I have kept!
My cooking triumphs
I'm really good at "throwing together". I know how to taste and add. Now that WORKS with cooking, but not with baking... :-( **BUT** I've found I can do it with PIES and still have that same fun - where I will think that something might taste good and as long as I have a good crust, it usually will!
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Butter Pecan Cookies
REALLY good and *I* LIKED that they weren't super sweet! They turned out beautiful and everyone enjoyed them (followed the suggestion of dipping glass in sugar instead of flour). Next time though, I'm going to make larger balls AND add chopped pecans to the dough, just a personal preference to a thicker cookie. Also, maybe I don't know what an inch is OR my oven cooks hot, but 6-7 minutes was plenty (just waited until they were BARELY brown on the edges and then let them sit for 1-2 minutes on the cookie sheet after taking them out of the oven)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2012
Candied Yams
REALLY good! I'm always the one to make sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, but I've always whipped them up with half and half and salt and pepper (which I really like) but for Christmas, I was asked to make candied yams and DANG this was good **AND** simple!! This is a keeper - MIGHT add pecans or walnuts next time! OH - and I did use fresh potatoes and just followed another suggestion of microwaving beforehand. I did this the night before and stuck them in the fridge so they weren't hot to handle when peeling.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2012
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies VI
This is the 4th time I've made this recipe and when I make cookies, it is usually just chocolate chip cookies! But a good friend requested oatmeal raisin cookies and thankfully I decided on THIS recipe. The ONLY thing I do differently is add walnuts. These stay moist and chewy even in high altitude

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2012
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