JennyD Profile - (13810421)

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Home Town: Houston, Texas, USA
Living In: Houston, Texas, Usa, Texas, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
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About this Cook
I have been married to my husband for 24 years in August. No kids of our own but we have three godchildren, two cats and a rambunctious dog! We love spending time with our family and we love to laugh! I enjoy trying new recipes and am known for being the 'new recipe queen' both at work and with my family.
My favorite things to cook
Being married to an Italian, I think I tend to cook more of that but I enjoy grilling and baking. Lately I have been on a health kick so I've been trying to make better selections for cooking at home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Spending Thanksgiving with family out in the country every year. Now that we are all grown, we have a lot of new cooks and a lot of food to enjoy. We also spend the day outside, if weather permits, playing horseshoes, football, pictionary or washers. Lots of fun!
My cooking triumphs
One Christmas I took the plunge and bought a beef tenderloin to serve for dinner. It was wonderful.
My cooking tragedies
When I first started cooking, I decided to have the family over for Thanksgiving and - being the new recipe queen, everything I made was new... bad idea... I recommend only trying one new recipe - especially if it's a special occasion.
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Too Much Chocolate Cake
This is such a good recipe and simple to make. A co-worker first made it for an office birthday and I woke up the next morning thinking to myself "Why didn't I take another piece for today!!!". So I decided to make it this weekend for my Dad's and Sister's birthday celebration. It was as good as I remembered...but I still didn't get any leftovers. Sure could go for another piece right now! ;)

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Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2013
Spicy Sausage Ragu
We absolutely love this recipe. It's on our regular rotation. Great as is, but to make it a little healthier I use ground turkey and add Penzey's Italian Sausage Seasoning while using Tinkyada pasta which is made from brown rice. Delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2012
Mexican Rice III
We loved this rice. It had a great flavor and was very easy and I think this may have been the first time my rice didn't stick together! :) Served with Chef John's Shortcut Green Enchiladas - also easy and delicious - with some homemade guacamole. After trying several rice recipes, I'll keep this one as my go-to mexican rice. Thanks for sharing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2012

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