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Julie A.

Julie A.
Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
Living In: Davison, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking
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About this Cook
I am 29 years old. I come from a fantastic parents and have 5 fantastic brothers and sisters. My Mom started teaching me how to cook when I was just a kid. By the time I was in high school, I was cooking dinner for my family. My main incentive was to get out of doing the dishes!!! I am now married and have a family of my own. John, my husband, and I have three children, Mariah (5), Taylor (4), and Ethan ("Buddy" 2). I am the only brunette in our family, my husband and the kids are all red heads! I love cooking for them, and find it very challenging!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook foods that my family will eat and not complain about! Knowing they like something I'm fixing makes me feel better about making it. Their praise is my reward!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Because our kids are still so young we do not have many cooking traditions yet. I enjoyed many traditions though from my childhood. We would make "monster cookies" for Guy Foxe Night (November English Holiday). We always had Mom's Bean Soup the day after Thanksgiving when we would go get our Christmas tree. Making Christmas sugar cut-out cookies with Grandma was a favorite also. Mom also would have us help her make apple pies every Thanksgiving to take to all our neighbors. We made tons of pies and then had so much fun delivering them on Thanksgiving morning to all the neighbors.
My cooking triumphs
I believe that I have mastered my Mom's recipe for apple pie! I have even sold these pies during the holidays. Everyday that I serve a hot meal to my family and they say that they like it is a triumph! (My children can be very picky!)
My cooking tragedies
I think that getting stuck in a rut of using the same recipes week after week is a cooking tragedy! I am hopeful that with the help of this website, I will be able to get out of the rut (even though the recipes I use now, are fantastic family traditions) and liven up our dinner times.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs
I have been using this recipe for about two years. My family loves this recipe. I make it up as a marinade and use it on all my grilled chicken. It is by far the best grilled chicken we have ever had. I don't change anything in the recipe but do it exactly as written. It is excellent!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2013
Sweet Green Bean Bundles
These beans are fabulous! Wow, I have never tasted any veggie that tasted this good! The kids loved these, even the kids that hate green beans! I used long frozen green beans, and steamed them first for just a few minutes. I made the mistake of uncovering the dish and leaving it in the oven for a few minutes, which made the beans wilt I think. Next time I will just keep the beans frozen and keep them covered! What an awesome recipe!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2006
Clone of a Cinnabon
Wow, these rolls are to die for! I put about 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour in, instead of using all white flour. I made them using my mixer because I don't have a bread machine. They turned out terrific and got rave reviews from every member of the family. I also made them the night before so that the only thing I had to do in the morning was let them rise (they really didn't rise much and I let them sit there for 1 1/2 hours!), and make the frosting. It didn't seem to matter that they didn't rise again, because they still ended up growing in the oven and were huge! Thank you for a great recipe!!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2006

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