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Living In: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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Sep. 9, 2011 9:29 pm 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2011 3:12 pm
Two Different Kinds of LoveOnce there were two women who never knew each other.One you do not remember, the other you call Mother. Two different lives shaped to make you one.One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to… MORE
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About this Cook
My name is Jackie. I just recently moved to Baltimore to live with my wonderful boyfriend. I've always had a passion for cooking and intend on culinary school one day if I can afford it. I'm a very technical based cook at the moment (i read cooking textbooks at night instead of books D:) but that's quickly changing now that I have to get dinner on the table every night. It's gonna take getting used to! I have to actually learn to do the things I've read about ahhhh!
My favorite things to cook
I love good soups and want to learn to make good crusty bread for them. I'm always looking for good salsas. Southwestern and asian are my fave kinds of foods to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is puerto rican and my grandmother was a great cook who unfortunately never wrote anything down. She tried to teach my mother how to cook but, bless her, she can't cook with out a microwave. So I'm afraid all those recipes have been lost :[
My cooking triumphs
The first meal I ever cooked for my boyfriend! We met close to valentines day and I told him I wanted to make dinner instead of all the hooplah that is valentines because we hadn't been together that long. I made all his favorites from scratch, lobster bisque, crab cakes, bacon wrapped shrimp, coconut jerk braised chicken, and strawberry mousse! I swear i took all day making it. I was terrified something would turn out bad but it came out great! That was the meal that completely conquered his heart and we've been together ever since :)
My cooking tragedies
I tried making andes mint chocolate chip cookies but I didn't have any baking soda/powder (whichever it is you put in them! ;x) and i read online you could use pancake mix to substitute(NOPE). so I scooped the cookies onto my baking sheet and instead of baking they liquified! Oh thank god for foil or that would've been hell to clean up.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Spaghetti with Garlic, Herbs, and Tomatoes
Quite nice! My family really loves pasta in all forms, so the fact that they loved this one wasn't shocking :) Will make again! (I used fresh basil instead of dried)

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Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2013
Lemon Marinated Chicken
It was most certainly very eatable and fairly tasty. It states very clearly in the recipe that the zest used is in one long strip, so I took my knife and sliced a big spiral of zest off my lemon. It worked wonderfully. For me it was the oregano that was to much. I will scale that back or omit it next time (not a favorite flavor) but will probably use this marinade again. :)

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Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2013
Spicy Chunks of Stewed Beef Soup
Very good as written. The ground mustard gives it a good depth. I used canned beans instead of dried, not sure if that changed much. And used plain white onions in the stew and topped it with green onions. Saved and will make again! (if you don't like spicy foods then I would be careful with the various peppers)

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Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2012
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