TrixieJones Profile - (10703749)

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Home Town: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Bend, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
i have this recipe that i 'borrowed' from a five star restaurant in alaska that i worked at. it's for salmon. i won't reveal the original name, and i'm trying to think up an appropriate rename. it's the number one recipe i pull out if i REALLY like a bloke. i have designed an entire menu around it - and it's never failed. i guess it's my favorite thing to cook because i only make it when i'm in love. or when my girfriends beg me to do it for girl's night. and who doesn't love being in love...or girl's night?
My favorite family cooking traditions
growing up we gave my mother a lot of grief over her paltry cooking skills. most of the time the dogs couldn't even be counted on to grab leftovers. but she has amazing skills when it comes to canning and making jams. and nobody can touch her homemade angel food cake with almond frosting. i always got it for my birthday, after do-it-yourself tacos. it's the one tradition i want to keep for my own family. making birthdays special and at home. it's a great way to stay connected. as we grew older, we had one party at home and another with friends over the weekend.
My cooking triumphs
again with the salmon! i found a recipe about a decade ago for pacific rim salmon cakes in sunset magazine. it was fantastic, but it called for canned salmon and eeewww! that's disgusting. after working with it for a few years, i have turned it into one of my signature dishes that i can whip up in no time flat. the greatest thing about this recipe, is that i can make it out of leftover salmon from other dishes and it tastes brand new and totally unrelated to what it used to be.
My cooking tragedies
wow, so so many! let me tell you! i have always had an affection for cooking, baking, innovating. my very first cooking tragedy was when i was in kindergarten. i had recieved a mr. peanut peanut butter machine for my birthday. peanut butter should be simple i thought. oh, and i should mention that i have a real difficult time taking direction from people smarter and wiser than myself. i like to screw things up on my own until i figure it out. well, i refused to listen and couldn't read, so i shoved a cube of butter in with my peanuts (which i spent half a morning shelling) and was fairly unhappy with the results. in my small head, peanuts + butter should equate to peanut butter. i was beyond disappointed! however, i ate it like i loved it, because my mother and sister were both waiting to see my expression! :D
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
DELICIOUS!!! I used the other's recommendations for grinding up the oatmeal first. Then, I realized my strawberries weren't frozen! To thicken it up, I used a half cup of KALE and to make it colder, I threw in a few ice cubes. I love putting (sneaking) either kale or spinach into our smoothies. The big guy never notices and I love keeping us healthy!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2013
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
Usually, I'll read the other reviews to see what is recommended to be altered, added or detracted. All I had to read on this recipe was that it was a well-loved recipe found in her Grandmother's recipe box and I figured it had to be amazing. Didn't change a thing, and the only thing I added was grade A, dark amber syrup I purchased in VT two days prior. Delicious and going into my RB as well. Thanks for sharing!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2012
Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins
Excellent recipe! I added a generous amount of lemon extract, in addition to the vanilla, a cup extra blueberries (I had some frozen ones we had picked fresh this last summer, let them thaw over-night) and I opted for the brown sugar streusel ***since there wasn't a mention as to how full the muffin cup should be (and some batters differ) I will tell you that 3/4 full is NOT full enough. Heap it in.***

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2012

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