Jade_Darkrose Profile - Allrecipes.com (13492547)

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Home Town: Roseburg, Oregon, USA
Living In: Hermiston, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Best Pizza Ever
About this Cook
I really started to cook when I got together with my current boyfriend 3 years ago. I could do the basics before and was quite the baker. I've improved quite a bit and now do a lot of cooking by the seat of my pants.
My favorite things to cook
I love new things. I'm always on here searching for new recipes. I love to make mexican food. I like asian. Stir fry is wonderful. I also LOVE to bake things like cookies, cakes and the like.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking by the seat of your pants. My mom was a firm believer in that and I watched as she never measured hardly anything and just cooked dinner. She always made dinner, mostly from scratch and always tasty. She learned from her mother who was a professional cook in people's homes. I admire both of them.
My cooking triumphs
Making my boyfriend say THIS IS GOOD. He told me almost everything I make is good(everyone has thier flops) but it's really when he takes a bite and looks at me with that OMG look in his eyes and goes back for seconds. The other triumph I have is being a "Cookie Guru" like my mom. She taught me how to make the best homemade cookies and to have them come out perfect every time.
My cooking tragedies
Probably the worst was when I was a teenager I was going to make tea. I put the kettle on and went out side for a moment to get something out of the garage. I got waylaid by my parents and we talked and talked. I forgot about the kettle. When we went back in no one noticed anything until we heard "tinging" Mom and I went into the kitchen and the kettle had boiled dry...and the enamel had melted to the burner. We cooled it but the burner and the kettle were meant for the trash bin....it was awful and she still teases me about it. I've never done anything like that again.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Japanese Zucchini and Onions
I was given a bunch of Zucchini and I wanted to do something different with it. It was delicious. I did not have teriyaki sauce so I skipped it. I did what naples34102 suggested and used some butter and a splash of lemon at the end. I also used a teaspoon of hot chili sauce for added flavor. Toasted sesame oil was what I used for the veggie oil. This is so good!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 10, 2013
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
These are fantastic! Made two batches in one week!! My boyfriend loves them! The first time through I made it exactly as directed although I put the flour mixture into the wet mixture in two stages. The second time I made it I added more cinnamon to my tastes and a little more of each spice. Also on the second round I used cream cheese icing instead, just swapped the butter for the cheese. They were fantastic. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe! It's a keeper! If you thin the icing enough you can dunk the tops of the cookies in the icing and pull them out so you don't have to drizzle, or if you just like more sweetness go for it!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2010

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