JONESCLAN Profile - (18007531)

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Home Town: Caldwell, Idaho, USA
Living In: Nampa, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I am a SAHM/ WAHM mom. I have 4 kids that keep me running and they aren't even in Jr. High yet! I love to cook and spend hours on this website looking for the next perfect recipe to try out! It helps me keep my sanity! I started cooking when I was quite young. My mom hated cooking, although she's not a bad cook. So when I volunteered to start cooking, she was all over that. And she let me experiment and that was great for me!
My favorite things to cook
I go in waves. Right now I'm in a Mexican food kick. But since the holidays are coming up, I will be back in a candy and gift that you can eat kick too. I cook alot w/ beef and chicken breasts. My ultimate favorite thing to cook is soup. I love when the weather cools down and I can curl up w/ a bowl of soup!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to make caramels every Christmas. I was having a problem with the kids not getting their homework done and we would be up til 10, 11 at night! So I started a new thing that if they get their homework done before I have dinner done, whether it is at 5 or 8, I will make them dessert! I have had to make dessert every night since I started that! Well, worth the extra time it takes me. And every night, the kids all take turns being the dinner helper. I want them to love cooking as much as I do.
My cooking triumphs
Any time my kids gobble down what I made, I know it was a success!
My cooking tragedies
I think I bomb a meal at least 2 or 3 times a month. My latest tragedy was corndog casserole. I don't even think a dog would have eaten that! Gross!
Recipe Reviews 45 reviews
FAB!!! U!!! LOUS!!! I love it! I wanted something to spice up my turkey wraps and this did just that! I didn't have cilantro, but still turned out wonderful.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 4, 2010
Jerky Lover's Jerky - Sweet, Hot and Spicy!
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!!! Followed the recipe exactly, but changed the cooking method. We are using elk and have made 6 batches so far. I take the sliced up elk and boil it for about 3 minutes. I then drain it and put it into the marinade immediately and marinate it for 3 hours. And then dehydrate it. It only takes 2 hours to dry this way. EVERYONE in my family loves it. Thanks for sharing!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2009
Island Barbecue Chicken
Family loved it. Didn't have time to marinate overnight so poked lots of holes with a fork and made marinade extra thick by using only 1 cup water and added 1/2 cup corn syrup. Blackened the thighs on the grill. Flipped several times basting each time. Finished them off in the oven at 400F about 15-20 minutes.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2009

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