Jenna Profile - (10804511)

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Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Living In: Sacramento, California, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Jenna at the Beach!
About this Cook
I am a Nutrition and Foods student at CSUS. I love to cook and bake for other people the most. I am engaged and will be married in June. I have 2 dogs, and work as a nanny.
My favorite things to cook
Anything tasty! I very much enjoy making little things from scratch like mayonnaise or salsa that just make a normal chicken salad or taco so much better. I enjoy cooking different things all of the time, and trying to make some things a little bit more healthy without ruining the taste. People really enjoy my Thyme Roasted Chicken.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up cooking in the kitchen with my Mom all of the time. Now that I am an adult I always get to bring the pies to Thanksgiving, the mashed potatoes to Christmas, and the dessert at Easter. People love my cooking, and its nice to be part of the people that contribute to the dinner table.
My cooking triumphs
I have made several successful pumpkin pies from a real pumpkin which always seems to impress people. I can also make a beautiful quiche, to die for guacamole, heart warming tomato soup, warm bread, and those good ole southern biscuits everyone loves.
My cooking tragedies
Luckily, I don't have too many. But one time I made stuffed tomatoes without cooking the rice first (can you say crunchy!) and at one point in time I didn't own a timer so I have burnt more then my fair chair of pie crusts and cookies.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Simple Turkey Chili
This is a really good simple and CHEAP chili to make. I took some to a pot luck last week and everyone ate it up. Tastes extra good with some sharp cheddar, red onion and a dallop of sour cream on top with corn bread on the side.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2008
Extra Easy Hummus
This is really good hummus. I did reduce the cumin down closer to 1-1.5 teaspoons. I added 3 cloves of garlic and a good helping of lemon. Very tasty. This would be a great hummus to "dress up" with roasted bell peppers, sundried tomatos or fresh herbs.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2007
Beef Stew VI
This was so good! I also tossed the beef cubes (I used a kosher brisket, which I cut up myself) with flour, salt and pepper. I used Better then Bouilion, vegetable base rather then cubes. I also was using left over relish tray veggies, so I had baby carrots (which I cut into thirds) and celery sticks (which I chopped). I was using small white potatoes and onions so I had to estimate sizes. Once I had added the veggies, I realized that I needed more broth so I added 4 more cups of water and four more teaspoons of BTB. I used 6 teaspoons of cornstarch, which thickened the broth a tiny bit but not a lot. If you want a very thick stew, I would double or triple the amount for sure. All in all, extremely tasty. I served mine with cheese biscuits (recipie in the Fanny Farmer cookbook).

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2007

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