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jblhopper


jblhopper
 
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Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking
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About this Cook
I am a SAHM who didn't know beans from apple butter about cooking homemade meals, breads, and goodies from scratch 6 years ago. I have learned quite a lot and have become familar with things like baking powder, baking soda (I thought that you only used this in your fridge) yeast, and even spices! I love finding new recipes to make, although, my family sometimes does not like being the guinea pigs;) I am totally disorganized at heart and I try to make meal plans and stick to them, which militates against my personality, but it helps keep us fed. I love my rice cooker, crockpot, and bread machine more than most of my earthly possessions.
My favorite things to cook
I like to make authentic "true to the culture" types of foods. My main experiments include Korean, Filipino (we lived there for 2 years, so I sorta picked up some of the meals) Mexican, Cuban, Indian etc..
My favorite family cooking traditions
not really any except making homemade chicken strips.
My cooking triumphs
making and baking Bread! I also like to make pita bread, whole wheate french bread and English Muffin bread along with a varitety of different types of Whole wheat bread.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list, but some have been gumbos, breads, stews, casseroles, and granola
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Tzatziki Sauce (Yogurt and Cucumber Dip)
This was my first cucumber sauce and it went really well with my steak gyros. I did change a few details... I added more green pepper, 1 more clove of garlic, skipped the lemon zest, and added some Cavenders Greek seasoning to taste. I also had some bruchetta( diced tomatoes, white onion, and fresh basil) so I threw that in the mix, which really complimented the cucumber taste. It was pretty authentic tasting and my husband was realy impressed, thanks for the simple recipe:)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2011
Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches
awesome! my hubby loved this and couldn't get enough! We made this with baked french fries and dipped the sandwiches in the broth.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2011
Grandma's English Muffin Bread
I followed the recipe except for replacing 1 1/2 cup flour with Whole White Wheat Flour which I normally do for all my bread recipes without any problems. I mixed it with my BM, then baked in oven. It turned out very heavy and did not rise alot and was more like french bread than english muffin bread. I will give it another try and see if it is any different

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2011
 
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