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Jess D.

Jess D.
Home Town: Milledgeville, Georgia, USA
Living In: Louisville, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Chocolate Meringue Pie
Apple Puff Pancake
Apple Pancake Puff
German Chocolate Cake III
About this Cook
I am a mother of two boys, a 4 year old and a 10 month old. They are my life's little treasures. I am also a devoted wife, supporting my husband while he finishes nursing school. After that, we hope to return to our hometown in Georgia.
My favorite things to cook
I'm not a big meat-eater, but my husband is so I need to work on my main dishes. I get creative with the side dishes and breakfast is always fun, and I love baking desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Breakfast has always been my favorite family meal at my parent's house. And of course, holidays (Thanksgiving). As a wife and mom I try to make every dinner a family tradition, and I have a husband who thanks me for everything I do.
My cooking triumphs
Every successful meal is a triumph no matter how simple. But a few personal favorites...I made a chocolate mousse when I was in high school, I conquered an Angelfood cake for my sister's birthday, and I perfected my mother-in-law's potato salad (one of my husband's favorite dishes). Some thrifty triumphs during my college years were government chicken pot pie, shepherd's pie, and a Ramen-spaghetti pasta dish that served 6 guests with a side of Earl-Gray iced tea. I'm proud of that one!
My cooking tragedies
I am a host by nature, so making my guests feel comfortable and at home is a must. I don't think I have any "tragedies" per say, but I've had disappointments. I attempted a tuna saute thing with eggplant that was awful, my husband still ate it (what a wonderful man).
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Brookville Hotel Cream-Style Corn
Finally a simple recipe that doesn't just use canned corn. I needed to use some ears that were starting to shrink up and this was perfect. I used 4 ears of corn, cut off the cob and processed a little, a can of evaporated milk and followed the rest of the recipe. The flavor is wonderful but since I used fresh corn I think it should cook longer depending on the texture you want. The 20 minutes still gave it a crunch which I like but simmering an extra 10 or so probably wouldn't hurt.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 30, 2011
Shepherd's Pie
I made this vegetarian style with fake ground beef and it was the best shepherds pie I've ever made. I like to use lima beans, corn and green beans, or whatever is leftover in the fridge. Will make this again for sure.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2010
Chicken Paprikash
The sauce for this was fabulous but there were way too many dumplings. I've never made drop dumplings before and they came out too dense. Will definitely make the sauce again, maybe for pork chops.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2010

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