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Janice


Janice
 
Home Town: Laurel, Maryland, USA
Living In: Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Janice, Oct 11, 2008
About this Cook
Just a stay at home wife of two grown kids, now feeding her n grandson wholesome meals.
My favorite things to cook
I love southwestern foods, but I'm not into chopping up my own peppers (I've burned myself TOO many times!) and making tamales. I also love things that are simple and fresh....you won't find a can of cream of mushroom soup in my pantry! I generally grind my own wheat, and make my own salad dressings, because, well, they are just better than anything you get in the store when you do.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Prime Rib on the grill for Christmas dinner, Leg of Lamb on grill for Easter.
My cooking tragedies
putting a pan in the oven and forgetting about it....until I turned it on to preheat. Did I fail to mention there was a rubber spatula in the pan? The smell of melting rubber is not very appetizing, especially to company! Had to open windows (it was winter!) and the smoke alarm was blaring when our guest arrived. Ack!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Baked Potato Soup I
love this recipe! I've been using it for years! The only thing I do differently is I add a tablespoon or so of Tone's chicken base, and I don't peel the potatoes. I pretty much do all the ingredients to taste, but this is a super soup starter! oh, and I use the same for the bacon as I do the soup....get all that yummy goodness from the bottom!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2013
Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana
this is very close to the real thing! I make it all the time with a couple of changes. First of all, I hardly ever use more than one pot when I make a soup, and this one is no exception. I also like to squeeze the meat out the sausage links...it cooks so much faster. I use turkey sausage, so I have to add a small amount of olive oil to the pot when I do this. Remove the sausage from the pot then I cook my bacon, turkey bacon, which I have already cut into small pieces. then add the onion to the pot, cook till tender, then the garlic. Then I add everything except the kale and heavy cream. When the potatoes are about half done, I add the kale, and let that cook till it is just tender. Then I had half and half and a few shakes of some red pepper flakes. Simmer till it's all heated though. Love this!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2013
Chicken Jambalaya I
this was very good. I've made it twice, once just as it is written, and another time, I used dried basil instead of thyme. I liked it with the basil (more of an italian flavor), but my husband preferred it with the thyme ( more cajun style). Either way, it's a great recipe that can be tweeked for something different depending what you are in the mood for.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2012
 
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