Love2Cook87 Profile - (10268938)

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Living In: Sullivan, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My name is Jenny and I am a divorced mother of two little precious ones. My oldest, Jasmine just turned 6 on November 2, and my son Tucker is on his way to being the big 4 at the end of April. My son has a health condition called Crohns disease, so I am now dedicated to finding toddler-approved recipes that keep his diet restrictions in mind. I recently became engaged to a wonderful guy who is very supportive of my love of cooking and is willing to try just about anything!
My favorite things to cook
I am really into making Italian inspired dishes but I like to try my hand at just about anything. I like to create in the kitchen when I have time, but that is not terribly often. If I had to describe my cooking style, I would definitely say I am a 'pinch of this' 'splash of that' kind of cook. I rarely write down recipes to my creations.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I really love cooking for Thanksgiving. I use my maternal grandmother's recipes for many of my loved childhood favorites and look forward to making them each year. My fiancee's family is one of those that get together for every person's birthday and have a homemade meal and a get together. Love going to those! Also...every November they all get together and have an annual 'Cookie Day' for the holidays. I don't know who has more fun...the kids or the big kids!
My cooking triumphs
I made my dad a homemade lasagna and he said that it was the best he ever had. Big compliment from the guy who fondly remembers his late mother's homemade pasta sauce! He said I should open a restaurant....and my dad is not an overly ambitious kind of lad :)
My cooking tragedies
After my divorce I bought a cheap crock-pot and made a pot roast for the kids and I for dinner (I am a single working mom). However, I didn't wash it well enough apparently before use and our roast tasted like toxic chemicals. I was horrified.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
President Ford's Braised Eye Round Steak
This was very very tasty. Thank you for sharing this with the Allrecipes community! I will definitely be making this again!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2010
Spicy Peach Chicken
I was looking to make my own peach glazed chicken and mainly read this for cooking techniques. The broiler idea worked out well. I had the same idea for the sauce, though I used more preserves and honey, and added my house seasoning (garlic powder, fresh ground pepper and sea salt) added some cayenne pepper flakes to mine and used some soy sauce as well. Grilled some halved peaches on the grill for nice marks and served as a side to my chicken.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 11, 2010
Twice Baked Potatoes
This recipe is great! To cut down on fat, I used fat-free sour cream, and stick margarine to saute the onion. For my family's weak tastebuds (the little wimps) I had to cut the crushed red pepper way down, to almost less than 1/4 tsp! Oh well, still great! Oh, and I did use more chives, and added a pinch of chopped garlic to the onion to sautee. Fantastic!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2007
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