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Jenni Rose


Jenni Rose
 
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Living In: Cypress, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup
Baked Ziti I
Banana Sour Cream Bread
Red Skinned Potato Salad
Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything that requires a lot of handiwork like chopping, peeling, grating, etc. I like my food to be as fresh as possible and be cooked the right way (not to say that I always cook things the right way!) My only problem is having enough time to cook the way I like to and still be able to enjoy it without rushing but I almost always find a way ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up with two parents that both worked, my mom rarely had time to experiment with newer and more gourmet meals, though I know she would have liked to but she did her best by preparing the same six or seven recipes each month, altering them each time to make them better and better! Then after a few months she'd try a new recipe and over time, slowly perfect that one. I think these recipes are what you would call comfort food and I still prepare my mom's recipes for happy eaters to this day. Other favorite comfort foods of mine include authentic mexican food (growing up in southern California makes this cuisine a staple), camping food that my family and I would eat when we'd take trips up to Wrightwood which pretty much includes just about anything you can cook over a gas or wood fire grill (don't forget the smores and hot cocoa!), and my grandma's unforgettable Special K bars! Chewy gooey, peanut buttery, butterscotchy, chocholic's dessert that never fails to make my mouth water
My cooking triumphs
Finding this website! For Real! Discovering great wecipes, yes wecipes (web + recipes) that almost never fail to impress has really built up my confidence and passion as a cook. I find so much delight in choosing the perfect meal from such an incredibly large database, knowing that when those plates hit the table, tastebuds will be raving!
My cooking tragedies
I've definitely made meals I'm not proud of, experimented with cooking techniques that ended in disappointment, and tried recipes that failed to deliver but whatever kitchen mishaps ended in tragedy always proved to be a reminder in the future of what NOT to do and therefore has made me a better cook. I've also found that some things are just not in your control! For example my husband and I have very similar taste in some things and extreme opposite in others. The trick for me has been finding a way to take flavors we both enjoy and mesh them together, which is a challenge I eagerly and enthusiastically accept!
Recipe Reviews 27 reviews
Banana Sour Cream Bread
I had a hard enough time not eating the raw batter before I baked it let alone not eating the entire loaf when it was finished! It was so soft and tender yet dense and hearty, and the almost crispy-crunchy texture on the outside from the cinnamon sugar was such a subtle yet essential part of it's deliciousness. I followed the recipe exact because I'm not much of a baker and I didn't dare mess it up but I did double the walnuts and used big walnut pieces because I just love the nutty, almost chewy flavor they provide. I also halved this recipe and did one bundt pan instead of two loaf pans, it turned out absolutely perfect.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2008
Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
The cooking method I used was almost entirely different but I don't think that mattered, the flavors were still the same. I combined all of the spices, 4 tbsp lime juice instead of just 3, and two finely chopped garlic cloves instead of garlic powder in a bowl and let the chicken breasts marinade for a good 2-3 hours. Then I grilled them outside on a gas grill. It was so delicious, totally hit the spot for me. So aromatic and savory from the spices and a little tangy from the limes!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2008
Red Skinned Potato Salad
My best friend, my husband, and I all agree this is the best potato salad any of us have ever had!!! I could eat this stuff by the truck load, so addicting. I followed the recipe almost exact, making sure the bacon was extra extra crispy and crunchy. My only additions were to do about one part sour cream and two parts mayo, about 2 tsp dijon mustard, and about 2 tsp red wine vinegar. It was so so soooo yummy.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2008
 
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