NancyJak Profile - (13023201)

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Living In: Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I'm a nervous Nelly in the kitchen -- I'm always afraid I'm not going to get everything coordinated to get to the table so I'm a big fan of One Dis Meals. I decide on recipes by the number of ingredients, what the ingredients are and what it's going to cost me to cook! My husband did the cooking for about about the first 10 years of our marriage because he got out of work earlier. It was a bonus but I was happy to take over the reins and I always go to him for advice.
My favorite things to cook
One dish meals, and recipes that aren't complicated. Food types don't matter -- chicken, pork, beef as long as it's not complicated!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in a meat, vegetable and potatoes for dinner household. Roasts on Sunday type meals. Traditional Polish food on holidays. There wasn't much baking going on. My mother was an good cook but nothing elaborate!
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I cook something that my husband's loves and is excited to have again is a triumph for me!
My cooking tragedies
It all started when I was 20 and did not make sure the top was on the blender as I hit the ON button to blend the hot ingredients for Cream of Broccoli soup. My lovely pink polo shirt never looked the same. It's the little tragedies along the way that eroded my confidence in cooking!
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens
Love this recipe for the part on cooking the greens - love that I can get some use out of them. Cook the beets in olive oil and some rosemary springs!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 25, 2014
Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND(r)
One of our favorite picnic desserts. This is not the original recipe though -- original calls for adding the condensed milk LAST. Do it! You won't be disappointed.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 25, 2014
Garlic Shrimp Pasta
I was looking for something quick and easy one night and this recipe was a great "jumping off" point for me! Used the basic recipe, added some spices - red pepper flakes in particular - and whipped it up. Served it over pasta.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2014

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