Jennifer Profile - (10555658)

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Home Town: Nevada, USA
Living In: Sparks, Nevada, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Sewing, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm stubborn, and I seemed to have inherited my dad's temper when things go wrong. Such a trait does not mesh well with cooking. I'm trying to overcome it, and my other little idiosyncrasies. I also have 2 little girls who do not permit me to hang out in the kitchen as much as I would like sometimes.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake more than actual cooking most of the time, although if something turns out well then it will be my favorite at that moment in time. ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
On birthdays my family gets together and has lunch and our mom will make whatever dish we want. It's usually either vegetarian lasagna, vegetarian taco salad, or our grandma's vegetarian mexican dish.
My cooking triumphs
I've been improvising when I cook more and more. Which is HUGE for me. I've always been a "must stick to the recipe" kind of person.
My cooking tragedies
Oh I've had lots. Worst thing I've ever done was pour olive oil into a hot skillet. There was LOTS of smoke, and our apartment smelled horrid for like a month.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Easy Curry Couscous
I love this recipe!! But why 4 stars and not 5 you ask - well because 1 tsp of black pepper is just too much for me to handle, and 2 tsp of salt is overkill as well. My husband has made this 3 times now, and the last two he scaled back the pepper to 1/4 tsp. He also put far less salt in the second also. The third time he added a little more salt than attempt number two, and now it's flavorful without being a spice overkill. We also skip the cilantro (I don't like it). Hubby also adds the raisins in last as he doesn't like them turning back into grapes. I also requested last time that he increase the amount of toasted almonds. The quantity is enough for us to both pig out at dinner, our daughters pick at and whine about their servings, and still have 2 more "pig out" size portions left for me to consume the next day instead of a normal breakfast and lunch - and then I get dirty looks for not leaving him any. :D

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 20, 2013
Cream Cheese Frosting II
I just got done making this, and I scraped a vanilla bean into it on top of adding a teaspoon of homemade vanilla extract. This pretty much beats the pants off the junk in a tub at the grocery store. The real test of course will be how my 6 year old will like it on her birthday party cupcakes tomorrow. It's also insanely easy to make, which is good - but very dangerous for my healthy eating habits.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2013
Chocolate Sauce
** This recipes makes WAY more than 1 cup ** - And I'm not offended by the excess either. It's a simple recipe. I used half & half instead of water (because I had it and it needed to be used up). I didn't actually boil it for the minute it stated either. So far it looks like it will turn out well.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2011

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