jolley900 Profile - (10623110)

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Home Town: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Me by the Chicago "Bean"
About this Cook
My Husband and I just made a big move to Chicago. I'm a small town Ohio gal so it's taken a lot of getting used to. I am a newbie cook pretty much. Before now my idea of cooking was chicken on the George Foreman and microwaved canned veggies. I don't always do a great job but I'm trying and I guess that is the most important part.
My favorite things to cook
I really don't have a "favorite thing" to cook. I am working on getting my personal training certificate through NESTA and I'm an avid excersizer so I like to find the healthiest ways to make the family favorites. I lost over 75 pounds through diet and excersize so I think it is very important to eat healthy but eat GOOD as well. I'm finding that you can pretty much make any of thew stick-to-your-ribs comfort foods that we all crave in a healthier way without giving up the taste and overall enjoyment of eating.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Don't really have any yet however my husband and I think it is very important to eat dinner as a family as often as you can. We do eat our meals in front of the tube from time to time but we usually try to sit down together, no distractions, and really enjoy the meal and each others company.
My cooking triumphs
Haven't really had many unless you count that I am actully cooking without the George Foreman now. I'm trying new things and learning more every meal so I guess that is a triumph in itself.
My cooking tragedies
HAHAHA!! Well, long story short, I made the WORST fudge on the planet once. I was pouring it into the dish to cool and it, very suddenly, got rock solid! I ACTUALLY had to chisel out my spoon from the pot. As a joke my sister tossed the rock fudge covered spoon at the garage trying to knock off the fudge but it chipped the bricks instead.
Recipe Reviews 224 reviews
Easy Curried Cauliflower
Really more of 3.5. next time will not grate the cauliflower. good with plain Greek yogurt!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2015
Corn and Zucchini Melody
This actually came out WAY WAY better than I expected! can't wit to make it again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2015
Pan-Seared Tilapia
I am not a big fan of fish. I am REALLY not a fan of white fish but this recipe was wonderful!!! I used Orange Roughy bc my grocery did not have tilapia, I used Avocado oil in place of olive oil and had to cook the fish twice as long bc my fillets were twice as big but otherwise I followed the recipe to the T and it was delicious!!!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2014
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