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Jen


Jen
 
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Living In: Sequim, Washington, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Genealogy
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About this Cook
Mother of six who is always looking for a quick new reicpe to try. Hard to keep 6 mouths with different taste happy all the time.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. I think its because I can look at the ingredients and KNOW its going to be good. I'm not to good about that with main dishes. Same spices give different taste to different meals and I'm not so good about knowing what would be good with what. But I am willing to try!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love using recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Knowing that I am keeping the torch lit.
My cooking triumphs
When my first pita puffed! I also baked a made from scratch birthday cake that each of my kids request for their birthdays year after year.
My cooking tragedies
Oh my, there are to many of those to list. Lets just say I stick with what I know is good. It may be boring but I know its safe. I am willing to try new things but not as often as I'd like for fear of failure.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Sally's Spinach Mashed Potatoes
I made this per the directions other then using powered onion and fresh dill and fresh spinach. My family and I thought it was fantastic! I served it with lemon pepper chicken and they complemented each other perfectly. The only "problem" I had was the fresh dill and spinach turned the mashed potatoes into St. Patrick's Day taters! But we didn't mind, it tasted great!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 8, 2015
Guacamole
Best Guc recipe I've ever used, and I've been through A LOT! Now I never use any other recipe then this one. It's a good one to "play" with, taste testing as you go. More garlic? No problem! Less onion? Still delicious! My favorite is extra cilantro. If you don't have fresh garlic, onion or even cilantro on hand, powder works well too, not as fresh tasting though, and the fresh taste is a major part of what makes this so amazing!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2015
Chicken Noodle Soup
I'm going to be very biased on this recipe as it is the only chicken noodle soup that I've tried. But it is so fantastic and easy that I feel I don't need to try any others! I stayed with the main ingredients, just did them a little differently. We don't eat onions in our house but like the flavor it brings so I use onion powder. Also, I completely skip the saute part, I just cook the celery with the carrots. I use 4 frozen chicken breast, put those into the pot adding the spices, bouillon and water, put to medium heat. When the chicken is soft enough I cut into chunks and add back to pot. Then I put in about 2-3 cups cut carrots and the celery and simmer about 10-15 min. longer. When veggies are aldante I bring the pot to a boil and add the egg noodles. I don't use the short fat ones but some that I got from Costco that are longer and more narrow. I cook for the lowest time recommended on the noodle package. This soup is just as awesome as left overs, that's why I make so much. When you go to heat it the next day there may not be as much liquid as the noodles will take in more, but if you have good type egg pasta the noodles will hold fine. To make more liquid just figure how much water you want to add then add the spices and bouillons accordingly and heat together, turns out great!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2013
 
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