Jo Profile - (13932691)

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Home Town: Montana, USA
Living In: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Member Since: May 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I have been in the kitchen since I was a kid and have always had a special fondness of baking. Something about working with a nice dough just makes me feel good.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making all the great goodies mom would make around the Holidays especially the old Norwegian traditions like Julakaga (christmas bread) and lefse.
My cooking triumphs
escerole and beans, garlic parmesan brussel sprouts (the only way I can stand to eat brussel sprouts), and my newest baked invention - snow day chocolate chip cookies (inspired by mexican hot chocolate - some chili powder and cinnamon give these cookies something extra good for those cold snowy days)
My cooking tragedies
soooo many. the worst have been since moving to CO and having to re-learn to bake at 5000 ft. the first cake i tried here was a disaster. I used one of my favorite recipes and could not figure out what I had done wrong - the top sunk, was tough and sugary. the whole cake seemed too sweet and the texture was just not quite right. I owe my eternal gratitude to the chef instructors at Culinary School of the Rockies and the author of "Pie in the Sky".
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Gee-Gee's Chicken Salad with Cantaloupe
Also great tossed with some penne with the cantaloup on the side!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2009
Ellen's Buffalo Meatloaf
Super moist and flavorful!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 2, 2009
Red Enchilada Sauce
I read the other reviews and in order to avoid the "rague" flavor I omitted all the "Italian" seasonings (parsley, basil,oregano). I also followed the advise and used tomato paste as well as chicken broth. I also doubled the chili powder and onions. with those alterations it turned out great and much more authentic

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 22, 2009

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