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J. Wolff

J. Wolff
Home Town: El Paso, Texas, USA
Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a 23 year old female college student, working on my undergraduate degree in Anthropology, with a minor in Biology. I live alone, but love to have friends over to cook for. I'm mostly Italian, so I love to feed people! Good food, family, friends, and good music, what more could you want?
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking Italian dishes. My grandfather is from Italy, and he used to teach me when I was younger. My mom taught me quick and easy every day meals, which come in handy while working a job and taking classes full time. I also love to bake desserts and breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas my mother, grandmother, and pretty much all my female relatives get together and bake desserts, as many as we can come up with. They're given as gifts, used for parties, and we have enough junk food to last us through New Years! Another tradition in my family is to cook for someone on their birthday, whatever they want to eat. Whenever I go home to visit, my family cooks for me, as well.
My cooking triumphs
My sister loves my homemade pancakes. My mother loves a pork and rice dish I created for her. My stepfather likes a "weekend casserole" I make from specific leftovers. The chunky vegetable marinara sauce I make from scratch is always popular with people and I get asked for jars of it frequently.
My cooking tragedies
When I first tried to bake bread from scratch, the dough refused to rise! Once, when trying to make a tiara cake, the batter came out too dense and crumbly, so I ended up making a bowl truffle instead, and had to ask my mother to make the tiara cakes. I still haven't gotten the hang of those yet. I cannot make a decent lasagna. Everyone in my family, including my siblings has their own lasagna recipe, but mine never come out. It's quite sad, really.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Clone of a Cinnabon
Fabulous. I don't have a bread machine, so I mixed the dough like a traditional bread dough (proofed the yeast in the milk, added the eggs, butter, flour, etc) let it rise for an hour before rolling it out, and followed the recipe exactly after that and these were the best tasting cinnamon rolls I've had in a long time, (Not counting my mother's of course) I even have a friend who can't stop nagging me to make them for her! Great find, Marsha, thanks so much for sharing!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2007
Japanese Chicken Wings
A friend convinced me to try this recipe. I don't generally eat chicken wings, but I cut up some chicken breasts into "boneless wing" size, and followed the recipe, only adding about 1 tsp ground ginger for a kick, and sprinkling the chicken with sesame seeds before it went into the oven. It was FABULOUS. I loved the tangy flavor and the slight crispy texture from the breading. Very flavorful, and I will be using this recipe again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2007
BLT Salad
I LOVE the dressing on this salad! The garlic is so tasty, with just a hint of pepper. The salad is so easy to put together, too. I used cheese and garlic croutons since they were the only ones I had on hand, and turkey bacon instead of regular. It came out FABULOUS. Definitely a keeper for quick dinners after work

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 3, 2006

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