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JR


JR
 
Home Town: California, USA
Living In: California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Camping, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Step 5...Drain, cool and unwrap
Step 3...wrap it up
Step 2 (cont.)...so many onions to choose from
Step 1...Remove the dry, outer layers of the onions
Finished Eggs 2
About this Cook
40-something with children ranging in age from 3 to 19. Have worked mostly in the water industry, but currently am enjoying being a stay-at-home mom and trying my hand at home improvement projects.
My favorite things to cook
I love making homemade breads, soups and pasta. Mediterranean dishes using fresh ingredients. I love using herbs and lots of spices.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since our family is a "mine,yours,ours" family, most holidays everyone is always coming or going, so I find that we have fun food activities that do not revolve around the major holidays, but around the seasons. In spring we love coloring eggs wrapped in onion skins - so pretty. Early summer we make fresh blueberry pancakes with a fireworks display of food coloring. The kids call them tie-dye pancakes. No winter would be complete without stone soup and real snow cones.
My cooking triumphs
About 20 years ago I got interested in making preserves and herbed vinegars and oils. People still ask about my red-pepper relish, jalepeno jelly and basil oil.
My cooking tragedies
Burgers-in-a-blanket - by far. Can't remember what major cookbook this recipe came from, but even starving strays would not eat this.
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Fluffy Pancakes
I thought these were great! Cooked up nicely and had just the right amount of tang...like a buttermilk pancake, but lighter. My picky 7-yr old asked if I bought them at the store and when I told him they were made from scratch, he told me, "good job".

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Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2014
Onion Skin Colored Eggs
An update to the original recipe...found out that you can use this method on blown out eggs. Use your favorite method to blow out the raw egg from the shell - I just tap a small hole with the sharp end of a knife in each end of a raw egg and then blow with your mouth or and egg blowing tool on one hole while the raw egg pushes through the other hole. If you have trouble, use a toothpick to try and lance the egg yolk while it is in the shell before blowing. Once all the raw egg is out of the shell, rinse off the empty shell and begin to wrap (carefully) dry onion skins around the shell. Secure with aluminum foil or cheese cloth and boil until desired color is achieved. Drain the eggs and let cool before unwrapping. Boiling water will get inside the egg shell, so be careful and unwrap over a bowl or sink. The marble affect will be permanent and you can use the eggs to decorate year after year. You can leave with matte finish or cover with favorite clear coat finish.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 20, 2012
Salmon Patties II
Made two batches: one as written and one adding salt, pepper and green onion. I love green onion, but my kids don't. So even though I love adding spices and seasoning to everything, I love getting my younger kids to eat fish. 5 stars as is!!! Served with ketchup for the younger crowd, cocktail and tartar sauce for the traditionalists and a cilantro-lime mayo for me

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2011
 
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