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Miss Pickle Jean

Miss Pickle Jean
Home Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living In: Dallas, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Midwestern girl who moved to the "Big D" on New Years Eve 2009. You can take the girl outta the Midwest but you can't take the Midwest outta the girl. GO BUCKS!
My favorite things to cook
My mamgu's (grandmother) meatloaf topped with bacon and homemade BBQ sauce, stuffed bell peppers, homemade spaghetti sauce, traditional holiday sidedishes, my mom's crab bites. I recently have enjoyed trying new crockpot recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad's side of the family (about 60 family members) gathers together at our family farm and we cook a feast in our tiny cabin's kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I cooked Christmas dinner for the 1st time ever this year. I baked a ham with a homemade apple butter glaze I found on here, and my boyrfriend smoked a turkey. I made greenbean casserole, corn casserole, sweet potato casserole, chilies and rice, and garlic mashed potatoes. I also appetized the family with a buffalo chicken dip, BBQ meatballs, our Uncle Mike's seafood dip, and crab bites. It was a total success!
My cooking tragedies
I am from the Midwest and my boyfriend is from the South. I picked up an issue of Southern Living and decided to surprise him with a Southern fried feast: fried catfish, fried okra, and some other items...long story short... Southern cooking is not my specialty and still needs a lot of work!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Perfect Turkey
I only brined the three hours due to lack of time (if you don't have a large enough stock pot, a cooler will work). This guide is fantastic!!! Before I put it in the oven I melted a stick of butter and poured it all over the bird. With about an hour left I flipped the bird, breast side up, and poured another stick of butter all over the bird. I basted about every twenty minutes. While the bird was resting, I poured the drippings in a pan, whisked in about a cup if flour, and a pinch of pepper ad sage. This was a huuuuge hit for Christmas!! We normally deep fry our turkeys but this was so, so juicy!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2013
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
This burrito recipe really suprised me. Who knew sweet potatoes could taste like anything but the marshmallowy, brown-sugary goodness they are known and loved for? I used 1 Cup of water instead of 2, 2 Tbls of low-sodium soy sauce instead of 3 Tbls of the regular, and medium whole wheat tortillas. The filling was enough to fill all of the tortillas in the bag with some left over. I now have 10 burritos ready to take for lunch in my freezer. I used black beans which I mashed before adding to the potato mixture. My Mr. scowled at the concoction I was stirring up until he taste-tested the filling. He too is now a fan!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2012
Chicken Pot Pie III
Mine's in the oven right now. I live in Dallas and we just experienced an arctic blast like you wouldn't believe so I was very excited to try this recipe tonight. I used a whole can of cream of chix and cream of celery and subbed three medium sized potatoes, a small bag of carrots sliced 1/2", and about 4 sticks of celery sliced the same way for the frozen, blanched veggies. Boiled those in the broth left over from boiling the chicken until al dente. Mixed the chicken, veggies, and soup together and threw some salt n' pepper, sage, and basil to the mix in addition to the thyme. Smells good. Looking forward to eating it with some warm biscuits!!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 3, 2011

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