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Pink Jules

Pink Jules
Home Town: Brooklyn Hts., Ohio, USA
Living In: Ashland, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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winter 2010
ME :) Aug 09
About this Cook
Mid thirties... Married since '93. Two wonderful girls. Stay-at-home mom. Had gastric bypass surgery 9/08. Trying to learn new ways of cooking for the family now that my health requires special attention to details (like lo-carb, sugar-free, & NO breads.
My favorite things to cook
Family dishes like grilled chicken, roast beef, pork, etc. I love to create tasty vegetarian dishes to show others you don't always have to have meat to complete a satisfying meal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Normally I hate to bake, BUT I love to bake cookies with my kids at Christmas time. We bake several dozen of different varieties to give to families & staff at our church. I also love to cook camp-style around an open fire with my hubby. Its about the only time he'll cook anything on his own.
My cooking triumphs
Like I said, not much of a baker... but I love a great challenge. Once I baked a special chocolate cake (Deep Dark Mocha Torte - for my nephew's birthday and misread the directions. It was a terrible failure. Even though the specialty ingredients alone cost about $25, I baked another one right away to make up for the botched one. :) Everyone raved about that triple chocolate layer cake.
My cooking tragedies
I'm not much of a recipe follower. I mainly use published recipes to give me ideas of my own to customize things to my family's taste/preference. Soooo, that said, I once made a chicken dish that was so bad the dog wouldn't even eat it. It was edible, but no one would have eaten that creation unless they were stuck on a deserted island.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Green Bean and Potato Salad
Other than over-cooking my potatoes :( this is fabulous!! I think the dressing alone would be a great recipe! Like some other reviews, I added FRESH halved cherry tomatoes (had hundreds to use up). If I had to give one negative critique, it would be that I think there was a TAD too much dressing (I even had more potatoes and beans than recipe called for). So if you're a little short on oil or Balsamic - still go for it!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 31, 2009
Simple Swiss Chard
Liked this recipe... but we are lovers of balsamic vinegar. I'm sure I didn't use as much vinegar as called for. I don't measure... but it still turned out great. For added flavor and color I peeled carrots into the pan as the chard cooked down. The contrast of the orange looked pretty on the plate and tasted great! With the rows and rows of swiss chard growing in my garden, I will be sure to use this quick recipe again and again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2009
Sauteed Swiss Chard with Parmesan Cheese
Having a garden full of fresh swiss chard, I wanted to make something up quickly that would be a great accompanyment to my pork dish. Unfortunately I didn't have any fresh parmesan on hand, so I can't base my review with that included but... it was still GREAT! I also had fresh carrots so diced some of those into the mix. The flavors blended so well - it was mellow and would be a lovely side dish to any summer dinner!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2009
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