Jessica Profile - (10977709)

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Home Town: Paradise, California, USA
Living In: Yakima, Washington, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Reading Books, Music
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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans
Roasted New Red Potatoes
Gingerbread Men
About this Cook
I'm a stay at home mom of a 3 year old son. I love reading cookbooks and recipe magazines as I continually search for new recipes to try. My son loves to get in the kitchen and "help" me cook. Hopefully he will grow up to be a much better cook than I was when I started out. I grew up eating a lot of take out and boxed/convenience meals, so now I'm learning to cook with fresher, healthier ingredients.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake...especially muffins and quick breads. I am also really into cooking health conscious, low fat meals.
My cooking triumphs
I was really proud to have turned out an excellent pan of cinnamon rolls, even if I cheated a little and used a bread machine to make the dough. But my real triumph is being able to cook a meal that both my son and boyfriend can eat without picking anything out or complaining about the onions.
My cooking tragedies
My nemesis in the kitchen is yeast breads. I've made a real sad bunch of bagels and pretzels. I also have an ongoing problem with flat(and I mean paper thin) cookies, even though I'm aware of proper cooking techinques (using butter instead of margarine, proper oven temp, refrigerating dough/cookie sheets, etc)
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Baked Pumpkin Bread
Great recipe, it turns out super moist every time! Sometimes I substitute 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon and nutmeg. I've also used 1/2-3/4 cup whole wheat flour with success.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2008
Classic Bran Muffins
These muffins are great...I make them all the time. They are definitely better after sitting for a few hours or overnight. Not the best straight from the oven. Sometimes I use half whole wheat flour and half AP flour. I either leave out the raisins or substitute with chopped dates.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2008
Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thank you...finally a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that tastes great and maintains its shape while baking(doesn't flatten out). I did use only 1 1/2 sticks of butter and used white chocolate pudding mix.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2008

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