JLLEBOW Profile - (1270963)

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Home Town: Medford, Oregon, USA
Living In: Pearl City, Hawaii, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Anything really. I love it when people are like, wow how much effort when in to this... I love it when my husband says he would rather stay home and eat my food then eat out. He's been all over the world and tried everything so that is truly an ultimate compliment to me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Sunday when I was a teenager in my parents house, it was my job to make spaghetti for dinner. My parents would always invite people over to try my different adventures in pasta!
My cooking triumphs
Well over a year ago I gave up my microwave and it's unbelievable the stuff I have learned to do now that I don't have it. (Long story short my kids lit it on fire with some popcorn...LOL) I enjoy cooking a hundred percent more now and everything tastes so much better. My friends/parents are considering giving up theirs now too because we've been such a success without it.
My cooking tragedies
When I was younger I attempted a spaghetti with a sweet/sour sauce... It came out horrible and I was so embaressed!!! so much for that idea, I don't suggest trying it. It truly was horrific, straight off the plate to the trash...
Recipe Reviews 88 reviews
Sylvia's Birthday Cake
I made this last night for breakfast. My teenage daughter actually loaded this into our bread machine! Liquids first, ran on cake setting. I did add a 1/4 cup of craisins just to make it more breakfast-y. I also used agave instead of sugar (in pregnant on a special diet that's not fun) same measurement. It came out great! Slices well, not crumbly, but fluffy and moist. Would be good with just a little butter, powdered sugar, frosted, honey, cinnamon... Very light flavor. Perfect. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: May 11, 2015
Zucchini Cake I
I made this cake with left over spaghetti squash- no difference in taste but I did cook it first to make it shredable in the microwave for 15 minutes. 1/4 of a large squash was enough. Cut sugar to 2c. Oil was 1c and 1/2c applesauce. I also added raisins, no idea how much maybe a cup or so. Baked in IKEA silicone round cake set (1 is small maybe 5" and other is made closer to 9") and a glass rectangle pan (don't know dimensions but smaller than 9x13). Baking time was off for all three, by about 15 minutes (more). Tasted great! I skipped frosting and just powdered sugar sprinkled over the top. Very moist, rose well, held its shape, raisins added very nice flavor. Next time I might add extra cinnamon, allspice, or cloves. Will try cranberries. Yum!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2015
Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing
I don't make frosting, it always tastes nasty and chemically on detour bought cakes so I thought I didn't like it. Surprise!! This is actually good and easy! Thanks! My banana cake thanks you. :D

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2015
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