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Jackie B.


Jackie B.
 
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Living In: Los Angeles, California, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Biking, Reading Books, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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steak sandwich- flat iron king
chicken chili-like soup
Grilled Buffalo Wings
Salad Olivieh
About this Cook
I grew up in a family that microwaved their turkey for Thanksgiving and served tv dinners every night. From the time I was a kid, I knew that I wanted something different for my family. We didn't have anything to cook with, so I had to wait until I started working at sixteen to learn to cook. The first thing I bought with that first paycheck was a shiny stainless steel pan. From that point on I was addicted to cooking. Now I am twenty-four and have made cooking my favorite hobby.
My favorite things to cook
My specialty is soups, chowders or chili's. I consider myself a multi-cultural cook because I like to cook food from around the world. Trying new dishes is my favorite, and I'm not afraid to try a brand new dish when I have guests over.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Because my family doesn't cook often, I go to my grandparents for cooking tips. My grandmother in New England makes a spectacular clam chowder, and has handed that recipe down to me, and my other grandmother is an expert at anything sweet.
My cooking triumphs
I have invented the cheesiest macaroni in the world. It is a twelve cheese macaroni with heavy cream. NOT a good dish for the avid dieter, or the penny cruncher. However, kids normally love it.
My cooking tragedies
My husband says my biggest cooking tragedy is when I don't cook.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Mom's Fabulous Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust
Delicious! I added one potato, and sautéed with the veggies. I replaced the cream with fat free/lactose free milk. I replaced the butter with coconut oil, omitted the parsley and used a good amount of thyme. I also used a 9x13 and ripped the biscuits in half, they cooked all the way through in 25 minutes. Veggies could be doubled and chicken omitted for vegetarians. Hubby had four or five servings, and four year old had two (even though he usually doesn't touch food with herbs)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2012
Tofu Pumpkin Pie
love this stuff! I used graham cracker crust last time I made it and while that sounds different it still turned out great. I only used cinnamon as that was all I had and it still came out wonderful. If you are finding this bland, you are not adding enough spice and sugar with the all important dash of salt. Also, VERY important to use SOFT not firm tofu, or it will have a weird texture, along with a very good food processor.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2012
Chicken Tortilla Casserole
very good. I halved the recipe and used one can of cheese (campbells) instead of cream of mushroom/chicken. I used sour cream mixed with broth instead of milk, mixed the salsa in with the cooked chicken, and added green chiles to the cheese sauce. Topped with olives per the pic. Would make again, maybe with a dash of cumin and paprika in with the chicken. My son ate it up and asked for seconds! Husband had thirds.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2012
 
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