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JulieCC


JulieCC
 
Home Town: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Living In: Parker, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Blog...  5 posts
 
Jul. 19, 2011 10:22 am 
Updated: Jul. 21, 2011 12:55 pm
Back before my move, there was a long discussion on one of my homeschooling forums about making homemade yogurt.  This really intrigued me since I can eat very few store-bought brands and/or flavors.  Most of them have Splenda or another sugar substitute which all give me migraines.  Plus, I… MORE
Whey, Yogurt, Sour Cream
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My yogurt-making pan
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Sour Cream and Chocolate Yogurt
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Homemade Yogurt & Whey - top view
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From The Blog:  Julie's Journal
Homemade Yogurt & Whey - top view
Whey, Yogurt, Sour Cream
My yogurt-making pan
Sour Cream and Chocolate Yogurt
Basic Pasta
About this Cook
As a child, I wanted to be a Home Economics teacher. Instead, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. I've worked as a contract food service manager, and a restaurant/grocery/tobacco sanitarian ("health inspector"). I'm a breast cancer survivor. At age 40 I was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of Interductal Carcinoma, Stage 2/3. I had a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and now 10 years of hormonal suppression therapy. I'm a homeschooling mom to my son (my daughter is in public school) and "professional" volunteer.
My favorite things to cook
I love anything spicy or as a minimum with lots of garlic and pepper. I've been on a green chile kick lately (2009) and planted several types of peppers in my garden this year.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have chocolate chip pancakes on Christmas morning. On birthdays, the kids get to select what food they want for dinner. My son loves to use AllRecipes to find recipes with ingredients he's in the mood to eat.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime my husband & son exclaim "This is great!" or "This is better than ---- restaurant's version!"
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make a fried onion blossum in my small fryer. I forgot to allow for the displacement of oil the onion would do, and about how the moisture would make the oil bubble up. I made a giant mess! Just as it was happening, the Welcome Wagon lady showed up at our door (we'd just purchased our first home). She didn't seem to have a clue that she should come back at a different time, as I was busy cleaning up fryer oil from the outside and inside of cabinets, between the stove and the cabinets, under the stove, etc. She just kept talking away!
Recipe Reviews 77 reviews
Pumpkin Butter
This recipe needed help. For one, it needs to use brown sugar, not white. It has way too much cloves. It's also missing ginger and nutmeg. I added some fresh ginger puree and also ground. I added freshly ground nutmeg as well. I had to boost the cinnamon also. Just use pumpkin pie spice and if you have none, use one of the two recipes here on the site. One uses all spice and one does not. Make sure you're using a "pie" or "sugar" pumpkin. A better way to cook the pumpkin, in my opinion, is to roast it. Wash it, slice off the stem, place it flat-side down (where you just cut off the stem), and slice in half. Gut it (save the seeds for roasted seeds!), and place it face down on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Roast at 425 for about an hour, until the peel is wrinkly and loose. Cool slightly, and the peel just come right off. Then puree it in a food processer, blender, or push through a ricer. Then take that puree and make the butter. I also added butter to my recipe, which made it richer. A bit of vanilla extract brightens it, too.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2013
Tasty Seasoned Oyster Crackers
I submitted this recipe. I wanted to note that due to additive allergies, I cannot use store-bought ranch dressing mix. So I use a mix recipe from here on AllRecipes. If you don't have store-bought, just make your own and then add the other ingredients. Then you don't get all of the additives.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2012
Jim's Cheddar Onion Soda Bread
First of all, for those reviewers wondering where the "soda" is, it's in the baking powder. ;-) Secondly, this bread was so quick and amazing! I even forgot to put in the vidalia onion, green onion, and cheese! I was too busy multi-tasking. I cannot wait to make this with those ingredients in it. I think I'll mix it up with other additions, too. I did realize I forgot the "flavoring", so I put an egg wash on the top of the loaves, then made them like "everything bagels" - garlic powder, onion flakes, sesame seeds, & poppy seeds. I used white whole wheat flour and next time I'll add some flax meal. I cannot wait to taste the result!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 22, 2011
 
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