JacobAllensMommy Profile - Allrecipes.com (13237443)

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Living In: El Dorado, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a 23 year old single mom from south Arkansas. I love to cook. I grew up in my grandmother's kitchen and on her hip I learned lots of traditional recipes and as I grew up adapted those to my taste and preference. I also love LOVE LoVe Food Network. I can almost taste the things they are cooking sometimes!...and I'm notorious for taking their recipes to heart and switching things up a bit to make something super delicious for myself and my family!
My favorite things to cook
Southern, Lo Country, Italian, American-italian, Tex-Mex, Chinese, anything that sounds good!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother made the best stewed squash and mashed potatoes. I've tried a million times but I still can't get it right! Sticky rice - it's taken years to perfect that, too, and it's always different every time I make it! Home grown peas and green beans and potatoes... yum!! Never buy ready-made cookie dough (my brother and his friends <3 that).
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made homemade lasagna. I thought the noodles wouldn't be done and it would be cold in the middle but it was delicious!! I've varied the recipe a lot since then from chicken with white sauce to all veggie and different kinds of cheeses and veggies and meats along the way. My first batch of buttermilk biscuts - I won't ever forget the look on my husband's face. They were to die for! Homemade cinnamon rolls - why do people make such a fuss over yeast dough?? It's not that big of a deal! Love the crock pot and how easy it is to dump things in it in the morning and it's done and tender and warm and ready for me when I get home from work so I can spend time with my beautiful son!
My cooking tragedies
I haven't ever really messed anything up that I can remember... I try my hardest to pay the best and closest attention I can when I'm cooking.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Florida Strawberry Muffins
These muffins were alright. The muffins are very dense. They were a little dry and not very sweet. This recipe needs adjusting a bit.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2009
Banana Loaf Cake II
I scoured this Web site for days looking for a banana cake recipe to test for my son's birthday coming up. He is banana CRAZY (and I'm not exaggerating!!). I used a Ducan Hines butter yellow cake mix and made it to package directions all except for instead of using water for the mix I used milk but half the amount, then added 3 mashed bananas, and the pudding mix. The cupcakes were so moist they FELL IN in the middle. They didn't even need icing, but I made homemade cream cheese icing anyway (8 oz cream cheese, 1 stick softened butter, 1 box powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla) and sprinkled them with chopped pecans. I sent the leftovers to daycare with Jacob and the kids devoured them! These will DEFINITELY be at his birthday party coming up.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2009

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