Jewels Profile - (11742056)

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Home Town: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
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Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert
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oh how i love international foods
About this Cook
I just moved to Fort Wayne after getting married in August. I've ALWAYS loved experimenting in the kitchen. I love that cooking is a cross between art & science. It's so enjoyable to present a beautiful meal or dessert to loved ones!
My favorite things to cook
After having traveled to many parts of the world as a missionary, I have a palate for international cuisine (esp Thai). I love to cook Italian because it is my heritage. I would love to LEARN how to cook more polish food - it just seems that all the greatest recipes went with my Polish grandmother to her grave:( Some days I long for her pierogies!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies of course!!! Christmas breaksfast is also wonderful.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime a fire is prevented and dinner is served on time is a triumph in my book!
My cooking tragedies
Attempting to make Garlic Butter Shrimp with Angel hair pasta... oh my I added the white wine too soon and the kitchen nearly went up in flames. I learned it's so important to follow recipes and NOT skip any steps!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Quick and Easy Mexican Chicken
My husband loved this! I loved how easy it was to make on a day when I wasn't in the mood for a lot of work and mess in the kitchen! I did the same thing some other reviewers did - skipped browning and just put everything in the oven for 35 minutes. Perfect! I also added diced avocado, yum!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2010
Cinnamon and Lime Chicken Fajitas
SOOOO Yummy!!! The potatoes REALLY add a newe texture to fajitas that I've never experienced before. I took other comments into consideration and cut up the chicken and seasoned it before baking. I put the chicken and potatoes in the same baking dish at 350. After 30 minutes I took the chicken out, but let the potatoes cook for 15 more minutes. I made this for my husband and followed it up with some white chocolate creme brulee - we were both pleased!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2010
Ghirardelli(R) Classic White Chocolate Creme Brulee
This was the first time I've ever tried to make Creme Brulee and it came out very yummy! I cut the recipe in half and used one ramekin. I used what we had on hand - half and half instead of heavy cream, 4 white chocolate truffles instead of the white chocolate baking bar. My ramekin said no broiler on the bottom, but I did anyway - only for 2 minutes, I was a bit nervous... I would've rather used a torch, but didn't have one on hand!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2010

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