J HUTCH Profile - Allrecipes.com (1650792)

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Home Town: Cambridge, Illinois, USA
Living In: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am married and have two stepsons. My job is in customer support and I have a background in agriculture. I really love to cook and bake and enjoy trying new recipes. My favorite place to be in nice weather is out in my yard or garden. In not so nice weather I can often be found renovating my house.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake although I don't do it as much as I have in the past. I recently got hooked on making home-made soups.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lasagna is a big tradition in my family. We have it every Christmas. The maple roast turkey and cranberry stuffing from this website has become a family tradition very quickly at Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
I love finding new ways to make home-made meals easily without using a lot of processed ingredients. A crockpot is my favorite tool to regularly cook up meals or ingredients ahead of time while I'm busy or working.
My cooking tragedies
I once forgot to put sugar in the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner. That year we were thankful for many things, one of them being Cool Whip. But the worst had to be the time I mistook a Rubbermade container of baking soda for powdered sugar when making buckeyes. I taste test mysterious containers of baking supplies now.
Recipe Reviews 45 reviews
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs
These turned out great. I cooked them in the crockpot for more than the alloted time due to my schedule but they were still tender and flavorful.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2007
Szechuan Spicy Eggplant
It was kind of bland. I used 3x as much chili sauce and it didn't seem at all spicy to me. Also, I should have heeded the warning about saltiness. Definately use low sodium soy sauce unless you like salty foods.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2007
Easy Slow Cooker French Dip
I love french dips sandwiches and variations of philly melts and this recipe gives a good base for them. I like to serve with sauted onions and peppers and sometimes mushrooms on the side.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 15, 2007

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