Jenelly Profile - (15335781)

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Home Town: Lumberton, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Lillian, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Soup
The boys that will eat me out of house and home
Chicken stuffed with spinach, blue cheese and bacon
About this Cook
I'm 33 years old and I've always enjoyed home-cooked food. Recently my husband and I have been very lazy about cooking at home and I've made a commitment to cook 6 out of 7 days a week in 2012. I'm more of a baker than a cook, but as I continue to experiment, my skills are improving rapidly. I'm seeking recipes that are difficult to make to enhance my cooking abilities. I love to sit down to a meal with my family, but I love it even more when it's not just take out food. I've come a long way from Hamburger Helper and one day I hope to start a website selling homemade baked goods to be shipped next day. I will try any recipe that has good reviews and even a recipe with bad reviews if it sounds good for my family.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts: Brownies, Cupcakes, Cakes, Mini anything, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Cheesecakes, Chocolate Mousse.....the list goes on and on. As for the cooking part, I like all flavors...there's very few things my family and I won't eat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love eating together with my family. It's a great time to sit and enjoy my children's stories and their happenings in life.
My cooking triumphs
The first thing I ever remember cooking on my own from scratch was a French Silk Pie. I made it solely because the photo on the recipe card looked amazing. I poured my heart into it and it was oh so good when I was finished and it looked just like the picture. I was only 11 when I made it and I still remember it vividly.
My cooking tragedies
When I was in sixth grade, my Spanish teacher gave us all cooking assignments. We had to make a recipe from the Spanish culture. I decided to make Churros...a Spanish doughnut. When picking it, I had wanted to make something sweet. I didn't realize all that was involved in it. I made the dough and it came out pretty good. I went to fry the doughnuts and the pot caught on fire. It took me MANY years to try frying something again.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Cheese, Broccoli, and Chicken Soup
My WHOLE family loved this and they do not like broccoli. I subbed a can of cheese soup instead of the Velveeta. I loved this bc I'd been looking for a soup that could match one I'd had at a restaurant years ago. This one did it!! I cut the chicken as small as possible and I followed the rest of the directions exactly. It was perfect.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2011
I was looking for a recipe that my grandma used to make. This suited the bill perfectly. Because I was testing this and had no idea of what they looked like yet, I whipped up the batch as quickly as possible and then only cut the dough into strips and didn't make bowties. I also tried some cookie cutter ones, they came out ok, but I liked the strips better bc they puffed a bit when frying. It tasted similar to a funnel cake without the doughy part.....more like a crispy funnel cake. Since we don't usually have alcohol in the house, I used Rum Extract in place of the rum or brandy...I believe you could sub ANY extract in place of that rum/brandy according to your tastes. I bet it would be great with almond extract or ginger extract...I can't wait to try it. This took me less than an hour to make. I still have a bunch of dough to finish up, but for two plates, it took less than an hour.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2011

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