Jenica Sherman Profile - Allrecipes.com (15228858)

Jenica Sherman


Jenica Sherman
 
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Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My cooking triumphs
After whipping up an Italian Wedding Cake for a bake-off, I was told by an Italian woman I worked with that it was exactly like the best ones she'd had in Italy. I've never been to Italy, am not of Italian heritage, and didn't even know it was a recipe actually made at weddings, so this was high praise!
My cooking tragedies
As I was learning to cook I foisted some pretty horrific things on my brother's family, with whom I was living at the time. Probably the worst, however, was my attempt to make pastitsio with traditional Greek spices but with ground turkey instead of lamb or beef. The turkey couldn't stand up to the cinnamon and nutmeg the way a stronger meat could. To our American tastes it was seasoned like a spicy cookie or cake, only with meat, pasta, and cheese in it. Yuck!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo)
These are crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle, and a great vehicle for loads of butter. Most cheeses that can be shredded will work in the recipe, though the chewiness/dryness ratio in the final product varies depending on the type you use. With a newly developed gluten sensitivity and a longstanding passion for baking, I was ecstatic to find a no-hassle recipe that's so much like an English muffin, but even faster to make!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2013
Beef and Plum Stew (Inspired by the Hunger Games)
This is very tasty. I didn't make the recipe, but sampled someone else's preparation of it. The cloves are the dominant spice, so if you don't like them, you'll want to scale down the amount.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2012
 
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