pelicangal Profile - (13813995)


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Living In: Brookings, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Reading Books, Charity Work
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May 23, 2013 3:51 pm 
Updated: Jul. 6, 2013 1:25 pm
Life's Moments.  This is the task that we were given as part of the AllRecipes Brand Ambassador program for this month.  Specifically, mine was "Taste a New Food".  This was a real challenge for me as I have eaten all kinds of, what most people would think of as, weird foods.  I spent several… MORE
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About this Cook
I am semi retired. My husband and I both retired at the same time and moved to Brookings to be near the ocean and my sil. I couldn't stand the thought of staying home and cleaning house all day so I got a part time job. I now work 3-4 days a week and it keeps me busy.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook all kinds of things. I try out new recipes all the time and I even cook lots of things that I don't personally like, for instance I do not like sweets but I bake cakes, cookies and breads for my friends and neighbors. I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador(a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on - Thoughts from my Kitchen. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of me, pelicangal aka Jan Elton
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always make beef wellington for Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Winning the Best in show and the Judges choice ribbons along with 11 other blue ribbons at the 2006 Curry County Fair. They were for canning. My pickle relish won Judges choice and my pineapple marmalade won best in show.
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to list here in only 1000 characters. But one is when my husband and I were first together, I stayed home from work to cook his favorite meal (spaghetti and meatballs). I had just tried to open a can of tomato sauce when the can exploded and I was covered with it. He came home at just that minute and he about burst an artery from laughing.
Recipe Reviews 215 reviews
Midwest Salisbury Steak
Very good recipe. Made this exactly as stated. It turned out very well. Steaks were extremely tender. Served with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts

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Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2014
Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies
Very good and easy to make. Did not make as many cookies as stated though. I got 54 out of this recipe. Hubby really liked the taste.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2014
Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
These cookies were very good. Easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception that I used butter instead of shortening. Sorry but I never use shortening. I also used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa powder as I love the dark chocolate flavor. Did not taste much of the peanut butter flavor and not sure how to correct that. Will have to experiment a little bit.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2014
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