Jeannette Profile - (18166372)

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Home Town: Old Tappan, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Butterscotch Oatmeal
St. Patty's Veggie Tray
Turkey Country Captain
About this Cook
I grew up in a cooking household. Today I'm a working Mom with two teens - one at home and one away at college. Lately I've been trying lots of recipes for granola bars - something that ships well and is healthy enough to eat for breakfast.
My favorite things to cook
Baking - because it's not something I do every day - cookies, cakes, cobblers, muffins, and our favorite apricot scones.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Christmas cookies... also hosting big family holiday dinners. Another fun tradition is New Years' Eve when we make a meal on all appetizers - my kids' favorite dinner because anything goes!
My cooking triumphs
A few years ago I made beef tenderloin for 20 people. The roast cost $80 at the local farmers market and I was terrified of ruining it! It took longer to cook than expected, and dinner was late, but it tasted great and I found it's pretty difficult to wreck such a wonderful cut of beef.
My cooking tragedies
Mistakes happen when I rush. Once while making my favorite chocolate cake (Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate recipe) I forgot to add SUGAR! It didn't rise, started to turn black, and we won't even talk about how it tasted. The kids still tease me about that one.
Recipe Reviews 91 reviews
Banana Cake II
This recipe produced a rich, moist cake with strong banana flavor. I didn't give it 5 stars because I was hoping for a slightly lighter cake texture. Hard to do with so much banana in the batter - but that's what gave it such great flavor! Frosted with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting from this site. Together it's a winning combination that's close to perfect.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2015
Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting
I left the coconut extract out because I think the flavor of an imitation extract would have detracted from the natural flavors of the other ingredients. Using a stand mixer with the butter at room temperature and the cream cheese still slightly cool made a thick, smooth, spreadable frosting. Frosted "Banana Cake II" from this site. Both recipes are VERY easy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2015
Grinch Kabobs
My rating is for it's creative appearance. This recipe inspired my Grinch Brunch menu for Christmas: - Grinch kabobs - "Who Hash" (any hash - I made potato and breakfast sausage with onions, red & green pepper) - Eggs - Stolen (because the Grinch "Stole" Christmas) As for the taste... the kabobs are best served with a yogurt dip or on a long skewer to garnish a fruit smoothie.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2014
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