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Jules


Jules
 
Home Town: Fremont, California, USA
Living In: San Jose, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Leave me alone!
About this Cook
I'm a college student that has been learning how to cook for the past couple years. I love to cook for other people, especially my lovely boyfriend Drew. I would cook for my crazy gato Aphro, but as all other crazy cats are, she's content just being crazy.
My favorite things to cook
Practically everything! I started out baking, but have progressed to pastas, ethnic/cultural foods, meatloaf, I love trying new things! I do have a mild obsession with pasta though now that I think of it =)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom doesn't cook by recipes. She makes wonderful, healthy chinese food that I would like to someday replicate.
My cooking triumphs
Everytime something I make isn't burnt, gooey.. just kidding! Any time someone comments on how delicious my food is =) I've recently conquered yeast breads! They used to be in the category below (Tragedies), but I've finally been able to make delicious bread!
My cooking tragedies
When I was little, I undercooked an egg, so I threw it in the microwave...SPLAT! Poured steaming hot caramel on wax paper.. ick. Can't do cake, it's either burnt or sinks in the middle. I also can't decorate sugar cookies for the life of me.. why? Oh there's more...
Recipe Reviews 164 reviews
Chicken Soup With Black Beans and Corn
This was really good, but I made quite a few changes: I used 1/2 the liquid, used canned corn instead, and added cooked chicken torn in bits. Skipped the cilantro & lime.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2011
Indonesian Satay
This was good and not too hard to make, but it was just okay. The sauce was better with a bit more peanut butter. I didn't have peanut oil, so I used sesame oil to still give it that nutty flavor. Overall, the marinade for the chicken just didn't go with the peanut sauce. My boyfriend hated it, but thought it was okay and would give it a 4. I feel like if I could still use the peanut sauce, but I wouldn't use the marinade again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2011
Burmese Chicken Curry (Gaeng Gai Bama)
Yum! My mom is from Burma and while this was really good, it's not Burmese, as Michelle says. I added too much water as I was afraid that it would be too hot-- big mistake. Barely cover the chicken with water. Also, my red curry paste wasn't very hot at all, so I added almost twice the amount. I used soy instead of fish sauce (I know it's not really an acceptable substitute, but I didn't have any!) and skipped the cilantro because the boyfriend doesn't care for it. Served this over coconut rice.. delicious! A note about the shallot garnish: I use a regular yellow onion and just slice it really thin. My mother uses much more oil so that she can store the fried onions on the countertop (in oil) and use it as garnish whenever she pleases. Although, I changed quite a bit, I have no doubt the recipe would be good as written.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 19, 2011
 
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