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Melissa Jeanne

Melissa Jeanne
Home Town: Franklin Grove, Illinois, USA
Living In: Maroa, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a college-educated, stay-at-home mother of three. I'm proud to say that my family is wonderful about trying new and different foods, and I love searching allrecipes for exciting, new recipes. I love cooking and believe strongly in sit-down family dinners!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, especially quick breads and cakes. I'm also a huge fan of quick and easy suppers, which means my slow cooker gets used quite a bit!
My cooking triumphs
My St. Patty Day and Easter dinners were both big successes, thanks to some really awesome recipes I found on
My cooking tragedies
Pecan pie NEVER works for me... I've tried making it about 4 times and it's always a disaster!! Burnt top and runny insides... I try different recipes but have yet to find one that turn outs (I think it's me). I don't like making pies in general... crusts always brown too quickly and I'm always burning myself trying to put foil on to prevent the over-browning. I get irritated just typing about it!!
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Ornament Dough
I made this exactly as directed, and it was so easy to work with, kneading, rolling out, etc. I used my Christmas cookie cutters to make shapes for ornamnents. I used a straw to poke a hole before baking. After baking I had them air drying for a couple of days until completely hardened. Can't wait to see what they look like after my kids paint them!! I plan to make another batch for my Sunday School classes' Christmas party!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2013
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
I will definatly be making this recipe anytime I want apple pie. The flavor was wonderful and I loved the crunch that the syrup gave the top crust (I didn't bother carefully pouring it through the lattice and the syrup that ran over the crust got a delicious candy-like crust). Word of advice, plan to prepare the syrup and pour while hot (cut the apples THEN make the syrup). Mine cooled slightly and had a gooey consistency by the time I was ready to pour it over the apples and then crust (I followed recommendations and poured 2/3 of syrup over the mounded apple slices and the remaining 1/3 was poured over the lattice crust). I was extremely nervous about the outcome of the pie because of my syrup hiccup but WOW! best apple pie I've ever made! Next time I'll forgoe the lattice cuz that's a huge pain... instead I'll just cut some decorative holes for venting.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2013
Apple Crisp II
YUMMERS! I made this for my family (made the house smell AMAZING btw) and when they got home they gobbled half the pan for their afternoon snack and were begging for more after supper. Needless to say, they polished the rest off! Followed the recipe exactly as is and I have no adjustments to make to this one. I scribbled it onto an index and it has a permanant home in my recipe collection. I will definately be maaking this crisp over and over again!!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2013

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