Joyce Profile - (10079420)

cook's profile


Home Town: Southeastern Area, Wisconsin, USA
Living In:
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests:
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
About this Cook
Nobody ever says "yea!!! Joyce is cooking!!" but then no one ever runs away either...I guess that means I'm okay. I am a busy full-time work outside of the home married mom with two teens. My husband and I will eat just about anything, daughter, maybe 75% of anything..son about 25% of anything. I don't cook to cater to the fussy one. My greatest challenge is something quick, or that can be started the day before and finished by my children while I'm at work. I don't like cooking much and left-overs ARE eaten without fuss here...they wouldn't dare complain. I'm not going to cook everynight! Unfortunately I'm the designated food person like most moms are; old school in that way but my husband and kids will finish what I start. My kids will both know how to cook very well when they leave home. I'm an expert delegator around my house and my husband does ALL of the cleaning up after I cook and I keep the kids busy with chores. I'm no martyr!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Danish cuisine...yea really. My dad's mom was first generation Danish (his dad was 1/2 of same) and I learned to make aebleskivvers, meidesterpols, boef, frikadeller. Pretty basic food actually, but fond memories and I love all of them.
My cooking triumphs
some fine gumbo and chicken fajitas that my family raves about. Many of the recipes I've gotten here have been popular too, the grilled salmon I rocks, as does the slow cooker turkey breast, the hot and sour chicken soup, the original homemade italian beef, crock pot chicken and dumplings, and flatlander chili...mmmm
My cooking tragedies
I have bad luck with fish. I always have to have someone around to make sure I don't overcook it. I think I'm getting better though..after 30 year of cooking!
Recipe Reviews 37 reviews
Oven Scrambled Eggs
I followed the recipe exactly and these eggs were GREAT! Nice and easy, fluffy and buttery. The next time I make them I'll try with less butter though, I think 1/4 cup would probably be just fine and more healthy.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2014
Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast
Unfortunately this was very bland, I followed the recipe to a 'T', the roast was done nicely, but so dull, a weak, slightly sweet taste to the sauce. I did everything right. I feel like I wasted a nice pork roast. I'm determined to doctor up the sauce, it was so mediocre.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 5, 2011
Different Chicken Divan
Well, I have mixed emotions about this one. I followed the suggestion of using less curry (1 TBSP) and less cayenne (1/4 tsp) and I'm glad I did. The heat from the cayenne was just right, but the curry was still a bit much for me. THIS IS VERY SALTY, next time I would use 1/4 tsp garlic POWDER and no garlic salt. The rice helped cut the saltiness a bit. It was quite pungent and rich. I "sort of" enjoyed it, my husband on the other hand LOVED IT and keeps raving about it. He said he'd even like it just with broccoli. So the bottom line is, the idea is great, but this recipe is overwhelming to me; I'd have to make a few more changes next time.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2010
Cooks I Like view all 1 cooks I like
Cooking Level: Expert
About me: After raising two children and putting them… MORE

In Season

Want to Grill Tonight?
Want to Grill Tonight?

Check out time-saving recipes, because any night’s a good night to grill.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States