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Jill R.


Jill R.
 
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Living In: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
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About this Cook
I'm married and have a great little daughter. Since becoming a stay-at-home mom and taking on the responsibility of feeding the family, I've really come to love cooking. I think if more people cooked, they would be healthier--less processed foods, more control over ingredients. I've found that I've actually lost weight and feel better since I started cooking more!
My favorite things to cook
Love baking, but my husband hates having too many sweets in the house! I love making any pasta dish because it's so easy and tasty. My favorite cookbook is the rather mundane "365 Ways to Cook Pasta." Sometimes the recipes need a little adjusting, but they're all easy and use common ingredients--I've never made anything bad from there.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes great mashed potatoes and gravy for Thanksgiving. She is well into her sixties but still loves trying new recipes. I'm sure I'll be the same way.
My cooking triumphs
They are few and far between--at least in my eyes. I'm hard on myself when it comes to judging what I've cooked.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to count. Even though I love cooking, it doesn't come naturally to me. I'm better at following a recipe than trying to improvise.
Recipe Reviews 83 reviews
Apple Danish
This was really good. I basically followed the recipe with a few minor changes. I used some extra yeast (closer to 2 t.) because my yeast was old, and also because of the old yeast, I extended the rise times. I sprinkled raisins over the apple filling before sealing it up. The browned butter glaze was really good--the browning really did add to the flavor. Just make sure you watch the browning butter carefully so it doesn't burn. If I make this again, I will leave it in another five or 10 minutes longer--I think it's a bit undercooked at 20, and you don't need to add the foil on top. One other change I would make is to reduce the salt, probably to a 1/2 teaspoon. I like salty, but the dough was a little too salty.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2014
Stuffed Green Peppers I
Good overall. I split the peppers in half lengthwise--easier to get the ribs and seeds out. I used a can of diced tomatoes, incl. the liquid. I doubled the Worcestershire sauce and added some Italian seasoning--might have been a bit bland without it. For the sauce, I used a 32-oz. carton of Imagine tomato soup. I didn't cover the dish in the oven, but I think it turned out better that way--some of the liquid in the soup evaporated, making it thicker.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2014
Curried Chicken and Rice Salad
This was very tasty. I basically followed the recipe, although I did add a large handful of chopped basil just because I had it on hand, and it complemented the flavor very nicely. I substituted a half cup of blanched slivered almonds for the pine nuts. I also used a whole red pepper, chopped--this wasn't too much, but I wouldn't add more than that. It has a very creamy texture--one could perhaps cut back on the sour cream/mayo.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2014
 
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