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Sarah Jane

Sarah Jane
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Living In: Gretna, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I work 40 hours a week and have a pretty long commute, so when I get home, I like preparing quick and easy meals that taste great. On the weekends, I enjoy baking. I love trying out new recipes on my husband. He always says I take a "customer-satisfaction survey" when we try new foods. How else would I know whether to add it to the rotation or not?
My favorite things to cook
Pasta dishes with lemon and seafood or chicken, cakes, cookies, fun desserts. I like to try to bring my favorite restaurant foods home. The Famous Chicken Francaise from this site is awesome! I also love a good casserole, that must be the southerner in me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can always remember making Australian Candy as a child, with my mom, or then by myself. I became the official sweet maker at my house, since I enjoyed it. Now, I try to have a big delicious meal on Sunday for my husband, since I'm always taking short-cuts on the weeknights.
My cooking triumphs
Some of my favorite foods are recipes that I came up with on my own, and I am proud of that. My honey lemon chicken is so simple and delicious, and it is my husband's favorite chicken. I came up with "mock" stir-fry, it is healthy and so easy.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a child, I made this chocolate fudge that didn't require any real chocolate, only cocoa powder. It tasted pretty nasty! As an adult, I tried cooking chicken curry a few years back. At first I burnt the onions, and had to start all over. Then, when it was complete, it was so hot, it made me cry! I then made the mistake of drinking soda instead of water to cool my mouth off, and, oh the tears. It had a good flavor though! Just too hot to eat.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Orzo with Parmesan and Basil
This is one of our favorite recipes! We have an abundance of basil in the summer from our garden, and we can't eat enough of this stuff. So easy to make.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2009
Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake
This cake made as directed is delicious, low fat and easy. It is hard to stir together, but worth the elbow grease. We like to add about a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter and frost with cream cheese frosting. You can also make a two ingredient chocolate cake! Just use a chocolate cake mix with your can of pumpkin. Trust me, you will never taste the pumpkin! It is just a moist, delicious chocolate cake without the eggs and oil. I also like to add chocolate chips to the chocolate version, and frost with vanilla frosting or cream cheese.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2009
Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
I can't say enough good things about these muffins. I add pecans to the topping, and they come out toasted and delicious. These taste like something you would buy in an upscale bakery.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2009

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