JoEllen Profile - (10936519)


Home Town: Vallejo, California, USA
Living In: Stockton, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Genealogy
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This is me in my kitchen with Good Golly Miss Molly who loves all things cooked!
About this Cook
Retired social worker and clergy woman! I love to cook and bake, and help with my grandchildren who are all adopted. I have two grown up children and twins, 17, still at home and in school. I am active in cooking for all. I love to cook for church,too. Baking is something I could do everyday and anything chocolate! My family loves cookies.
My favorite things to cook
Chocolate cookies, bread, soups, braising,chicken dishes, sugar free, low fat, cakes, salads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cooking starts after Thanksgiving. We love lemon merangue pie, roasts, dinner rolls, cranberry dishes, and cakes. My mother died in 2007 and I am trying to work on some of her traditions so my family won't lose them. She was a Southern cook who loved to fix special things for her family. WE also love California cuisine.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving without my mom, cried most of the time, but was proud of it at the end.
My cooking tragedies
I have been taking two aspirins with every pie crust for years! It's part of my recipe now.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Strawberry Lemon Muffins
they seemed a little light to us, not as much flavor as we would want.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2009
Borscht II
very rich and lovely!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2009
Spinach Lentil Soup
Turned out just like it was described and we loved it.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2009

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