Jellybean Profile - (10246329)

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Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I've been cooking since I was in high school and have always enjoyed it. My mom taught me the basics and I've been trying to learn more and more ever since. I grew up in New Orleans but cajun food is not my favorite; I guess I take it for granted down here. I love foods with flavor and spice though, and rarely cook anything without at least 4 spices.
My favorite things to cook
My husband and I enjoy cooking indian and asian food together. This is a learning experience for sure. We also like to try to make a lot of different dishes on the grill and experiment with a good bit of baking--especially for gifts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a special family recipe for "Yankee Stuffing" that's a must every year, and I plan to carry on this tradition even though I'll be staying down south. I would also like to start a new tradition of Christmas cookie baking for friends and family.
My cooking triumphs
I rarely have to measure items out anymore and am able to cook most things from scratch. I'm still in my 20s so I think that's a pretty good accomplishment.
My cooking tragedies
I tried dabbling in "whole foods" and whole grains. I tried some of the more rare varieties such as buckwheat, rice flour, and soy flour. I just don't seem to have the gift for it or gist of it and have had to throw away and waste lots of food... :(
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Chicken Andouille Gumbo
My husband liked it, but it lacks the more traditional dark roueax...might try to modify it next time to make it more authentic.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2008
Angel Chicken Pasta
Just okay...will try a modification next time.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2008
Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast
This is one of the best out there. It's so easy too. I add garlic.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2008
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