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Judy Cowan


Judy Cowan
 
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Living In: Saint Cloud, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a mother of 2 boys, a 6'2" 16 yr old and my 19 yr old college man. They both LOVE to eat, but are picky eaters! They tend to like the easy stuff, burgers, pizza etc., which kinda stinks for me, because I LOVE to try new recipes. When I find one that EVERYONE likes, it's a definite keeper. I am always on the hunt for those great recipes. Hence, the reason I love this site so much!! My husband is the type that will eat ANYTHING, and he's skinny....UGH!!! Lucky for me, I get to try a lot of things out on him.
My favorite things to cook
Easy but yummy recipes. Some I will eventually post! I love to make goodies for goody bags at Christmas time. Mostly fudge's and candies. My crockpot is my favorite thing in the kitchen. I haven't found a TON of recipes that rate up there in my opinion, but the few that I have are priceless to me. And I am always on the prowl for new ones. I pretty much like to cook ANYTHING that my family appreciates, because, after all, isn't that really why we do it?? : )
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother always cooked and baked. She had 6 children and was a homemaker (housewife in those days). Every day, when we came home from school their was always some yummy smell coming out of the kitchen. From spaghetti sauce cooking on the stove all day to cookies or whoopie pies baking, we always had a home cooked meal. On the weekends, mom got a break because dad would grill. He made the BEST Beef terriyaki and barbequed steak (I STILL can't figure out how he made the barbeque sauce stay on the steak!! Mine always "melts" or runs off!!!). Although I cook often, I don't do it everyday, because I do work. I wish I could transport my children back 30 years so they could live in my childhood for awhile!
My cooking triumphs
Everyone loves my cakes and candies! My biggest cooking triumphs are those recipes that I discover on this site or elsewhere that EVERYONE (even the picky ones) ask for over and over again! Rump Roast Au Jus (from this site), my dad's beef terriyaki, and my two sauce lasagna (got that one off of a spaghetti sauce jar which i plan on posting).
My cooking tragedies
Cookies that don't puff and flatten, uuuuuuuuugh! It's this darn oven!!! My mother's California Chicken when the sauce comes out too thin...:( Anything that costs a lot to make and doesn't taste good..."sniff, sniff"
Recipe Reviews 88 reviews
Ham Cake-ettes
This was good tasting, I used the ham and some mini turkey pepperoni's (really good). I doubled the ingredients (except the meat) because I had more mashed potatoes. I used parsley in place of the dill and italian seasoned panko for the outside. The dijon really gives these a nice flavor! My only complaint is that they really soak up the vegetable oil so I had to use too much and they wanted to come apart easily while frying. They need another binder I think, as I did use extra bread crumbs. I ended up only frying about 6 of them because I ran out of oil. So I plopped the rest of the mix into a small casserole (over a layer of panko), topped it with cheddar cheese and more panko, and i'm gonna bake it till I think it's done at 400. Ty for a yummy way to use left over mashed potatoes!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 5, 2014
Banana Banana Bread
I increased the ingredients 1 1/2 times and made 2 smaller loaves because I only had 3 cups of mashed bananas. I added cinnamon (tsp), vanilla (tsp) a few shakes of nutmeg and a couple shakes of all spice to the flour mixture. I also added 12 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips to make it a Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Holy cow... I've never seen a banana bread disappear so quickly!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2014
Chicken Cordon Bleu I
This was really good. I cut some bnls chicken breasts in half and then pounded them out even thinner. I did dip them in some raw scrambled egg and then layed them on the seasoned panko crumbs (I seasoned myself) that were spread out on a plate. Then from there added the cheese and ham and rolled up. I made a honey mustard sauce (3/4 c mayo, 1/4 c honey and a little under 1/4 c dijon) to dip them in. Next time I will not add as much seasoning as I did cuz they were a bit over seasoned.. but that was my fault, not the recipe! I also put them in a 13x9 cake pan sprayed with olive oil spray and then sprayed the top of them. 35 mins and then 3 mins with the cheese was enuf for mine! Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2014
 
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