Jeanie Profile - (18613294)

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Home Town: Mclean, Virginia, USA
Living In: Sterling, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
I'm a 28 year old living in the suburbs outside Washington, DC.
My favorite things to cook
Green Thai Curry * Homemade Pizza * Pasta AlForno * Jalapeno Poppers * Salsas and Salad Dressings * Cakes and Brownies * and Anything New!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up watching my Grandmother and Mom cook everything. As soon as I could reach the counter, they let me help. By the time I was 10, I was hooked. Now I spend a lot of time watching the cooking channel to get ideas for new stuff to make or pouring over cookbooks from places I've visited. I love making everything from scratch like pizza dough and salad dressings. I hardly ever buy premade items and hamburger helper has been banned in my house since 1998.
My cooking triumphs
I made a tiramasu cake from this website with delicate layers and whipped cream icing. My friends from Germany said they hadn't had anything so delicious since they arrived in the States. Now the icing I learned how to make from that recipe is the only icing I use. No more sicking sweet thick icings again!
My cooking tragedies
There was this one instance where I thought it'd be a good idea to make stuffed cabbage. This is the only time I felt it was necessary to order pizza after trying the final product. To this day I have no idea what went wrong but it really really went wrong.
Recipe Reviews 52 reviews
Grandma's Sloppy Joes
This recipe is ridiculous. I doubled the recipe, used ground turkey, for 1/3 of the ketchup I substituted bbq sause, and half the amount of cloves. People were literally licking their plates. It is absolutely delicious.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2010
Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps
The way this recipe is written, it lacks enough flavor for us (hence the 3 star review). However, I made some changes that seriously made this one of the best jalapeno popper recipe of all time. I used about 4 ounces cream cheese and 4 ounces finely shredded Mexican cheese blend. Then I added 1/2 tsp seasoned salt, 1/2 tsp dried parsley, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, and a dash of thyme. I froze them for about 20 minutes prior to grilling them on high for about 4-5 minutes on each side. They were delicious. We sat there and stuffed ourselves even after we were full because we couldn't stop eating them.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 20, 2009
Grecian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce
This was great! I only used about 2 teaspoons of olive oil to saute the onion in. The amount called for in the recipe was just way too much. Then instead of water, I used chicken broth. I also probably used 1/4 more liquid than the recipe called for. Instead of tomato paste and canned tomatoes, I used two vine-ripened tomatoes. This recipe was delicious. It tasted just like what they serve at a local Greek restaurant. I'll definately make it again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 26, 2009

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