JoeyBear Profile - (18574157)


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Living In: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Strawberry Bavarian Cream Cake
cinnamon hazelnut biscotti
cake balls
Oregon salmon patties
Three tier birthday cake
About this Cook
I am a 27 year old mom of two boys, and I am a wife to an amazing military man. My youngest child eats anything I cook, while my oldest lived off of pop tarts for a whole year. I love to cook!! It is one of my simple pleasures in life. My favorite thing is to make an amazing meal and to see everyone enjoy it.
My favorite things to cook
I am Italian so I love to cook zugu (sicilian spaghetti sauce), Meatballs, anything involving noodles, and any gourmet recipe I can get my hands on. Actually I love to cook everything!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Spaghetti sauce of course, and we make sugar cookies with special frosting every year for christmas and I am always asked to bring my secret cranberry sauce recipe to Thanksgiving each year.
My cooking triumphs
The latest favorite for all was a tenderized chop with an italian cranberry stuffing. The three tier cake I made for my sons first birthday covered in different colors of fondant. It took 16 hours and I haven't baked a cake since then, but it was well worth it.
My cooking tragedies
Lemon Pasta....what a disaster.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Chicken Fried Chicken
My husband and i forgot to even talk while eating this meal! The recipe is perfect, I used a whole sleeve of saltines and ground them up to a fine crumb, added the flour, potato flakes seasoned salt and pepper as stated. I pounded out the chicken pieces dusted them with the crumb mix, dipped them in egg and then coated them in the same crumb mix. This is the only way to get a great crispy coating that sticks! I ended up frying them on each side about 4/5 minutes, drained them on paper towels and finished the fried chicken pieces up in the oven (350 for about 20 mins). Better than the restaurants!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2011
Roasted Turkey and Pan Gravy
This is a basic tried and true turkey and pan gravy recipe. Anyone who cooks often knows that everything needs to be seasoned according to you or your families tastes. Salt and pepper are the most UNDER USED seasonings.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2010
Sugar Cookie Glaze
Yum..Yum!! This is great...I usually make a confecitoners sugar and milk frosting for my sugar cookies but I was looking for something shiny and new this time and the corn syrup does the trick. I do not like a thin frosting/glazes so the only change I made was to add 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar (instead of just one) to make it thicker..if it is to thick you just add a sprinkle of water and..perfecto! Threw the frosting in a baggie, cut off the tip and swirled it on...I ended up with a perfectly thick, shiny and very easily spreadable frosting...will always use this recipe from now on!! oh yeah I used a food coloring paste for a brighter color, and corn syrup with vanilla in it.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2008

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