Jolene Profile - (10099524)

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Living In: West Covina, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Just Me
About this Cook
I'm a signle mom to a beautiful son. My son is a very picky eater. It doesn't help that he's Autistic and will only eat about 4 different things. It's kinda nice just being able to cook for myself. I don't have to answer to anyone and just get to make what I want!
My favorite things to cook
Anything. I like to eat, ergo I like to cook! But mostly I am looking for something fast and easy, not to complicated or time consuming.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't have any. No one in my family cooks! It's a miracle I know how. I have learned alot from my own trial and error and by watching my friends parents. I am starting my own traditions.
My cooking tragedies
I once was heating tortilla's on the stove and got distracted by a phone call in the other room. I was alterted to my mishap by the fire alarm. When I got into the kitchen my tortilla was fully engulfed!! Thankfully no harm was done and since then I have always been more careful.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
This was great and very easy. The day before I cooked this soup, I made home made salsa. Since my salsa already had onions and cilantro, I omitted the onion that was called for in this recipe. I also had some left over Mexican rice that I threw in towards the end of cooking (just long enough to heat) as well as some canned corn. Very tasty!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2009
Bulgogi (Korean Barbecued Beef)
This was a very good and fairly quick meal to prepare. I made a couple of changes to the recipe. I added some sliced bell pepper to my mix of meat and veggies. I also wanted a little bit of heat so I added about 1 teaspoon of hot chili paste.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2009
Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon
Giving it a 4 because I did make modifications to the recipe based on other member's reviews. Here are the changes I made... Cut bacon into pieces and fried in the pan. No oil was required. Cooked the bacon until crisp and removed from pan and allowed to drain on paper towels. I removed most of the oil from the pan and used the rest to cook some chopped onions and garlic. Once the onions are garlic carmelized I added a large can of whole tomatoes with basil. I crushed the tomatoes in the pan to create a chunky sauce. I then added my whole leaf spinach and allowed to cook and wilt in the sauce. Finally I added the bacon back to the mixture and cooked a few minutes longer. I served over the penne pasta and topped with grated parmesean cheese. It was a hit with the boyfriend and I will definatley be making this again! Great easy pasta recipe!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2009
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