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Deeta Jean

Deeta Jean
Home Town: Harrisonville, Missouri, USA
Living In: Merriam, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Blog...  6 posts
Sep. 25, 2013 8:22 am 
Who doesn't love fresh, home-made bread???  This girl sure does!  My husband has recently developed elevated blood pressure, and as you may know, store-bought bread is very high in sodium.  This combined with my love affair with fresh bread led me on a journey to find the perfect home-made… MORE
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From The Blog:  My Soul To Taste
About this Cook
I've been cooking for about 14 years now. I'm an IT geek by trade, but cooking is my passion in life and I dream of the day when I can feed people for a living. I have to admit, I wouldn't be the cook I am today without tools like All Recipes and all the great cooks from everywhere who provide their reviews and priceless advice about how to make a good recipe GREAT!
My favorite things to cook
Oh, my! There are too many to name. I tend toward really deeply flavorful dishes. The more layers of flavor, the better. Indian, Mexican and Italian are probably my faves to cook, but especially to EAT!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since I was a small child, my family has had a yearly tradition of making Christmas candy and cookies. These wonderful treats are given to friends and family for a hand-made Christmas gift. The love shines through with every bite!
My cooking triumphs
I have recently begun catering two nights a week and the group that I cater to has raved about every dish I've fed them. I have to tip my hat to the recipe submitters on All Recipes for providing me with the tried and true dishes that these guys love so much. I don't believe there is anything more soul-completing for a cook than to have a room fall silent at meal time, with an occasional groan of pleasure heard as they eat a dish you've created.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I first got together, I wanted to make us a real, home cooked, comfort food meal, and attempted to fry chicken. The temperature was set way too high on the pan of oil, and, of course, when I put the chicken in, it began to smoke. The smoke alarm went off, and I'm surprised the local fire department didn't show up! Needless to say, this was a disaster! I didn't attempt to cook again for almost 2 years! I'm so gald I found the determination to start again, and I haven't looked back since!
Recipe Reviews 77 reviews
Easy Homemade Pie Crust
When I typed in "easy pie crust" I was resigned to finding a recipe for just an OK pie crust, nothing spectacular. This was the first recipe that popped up and when I saw it was from Chef John, I knew I didn't need to look any farther. Chef John is a genius! And this recipe was no exception. Buttery and insanely flaky. And it could NOT have been any easier to make. It was perfect for my quiche and, with a little sugar added, will be perfect for my Turkey Day pies. Big hugs to you, John. I love your taste.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2014
Mom's Zucchini Bread
Wow! This is a winner, y'all. This recipe yielded a light and fluffy (for quick bread) loaf with the perfect balance of sweet bread and zucchini. Spread with a little butter and OMG! No need to look for any other recipes. This is it!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2014
Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
Very simple but very tasty! Easy and consistent enough to tweak it to suit. I put a handful of chocolate chips in it to kick up the chocolate factor. Hubby and I both loved it. This recipe will fill 4 ramikins. When I was a kid, sometimes we'd get fancy and chill it in wine glasses then top with whip cream right before serving. Tres elegant!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2014
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