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Jeanne


Jeanne
 
Home Town: Los Angeles, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Wine Tasting
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Crystal Cove, Laguna CA
About this Cook
I live two blocks from the ocean and treasure the life and love I have with my best friend by my side. A kitchen full of goodness makes the home a happy place. Delicious smells and new creations keeps everyone smiling! My goal is to own a restaurant one day and share my love of food with others.
My favorite things to cook
I love a new challenge. I almost never make a dish the same way twice- it's always a little of this, a dash of that. I don't follow recipes well, but rather work with the basic idea and add my own flare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents are both Russian so special occasion and comfort food cooking traditions involve Slavic food such as Borscht, piroshki, pilimeni, varenicki... and on Easter things like Paska bread and Napoleon cake. My kids now enjoy this tradition at my parents home- something they will remember all of their lives, long after my parents are gone.
My cooking triumphs
As I grow and learn, my cooking develops and deepens. I've taken to using an online notebook to document successes, ideas, recipes, menus, everything. It takes a moment but it really solidifies ideas and has immensely improved my cooking.
My cooking tragedies
Beef stew, circa 1993. Disaster Disaster Disaster. We were having company and I didn't know what I was doing, but was undaunted. I boiled the meat cubes, then added about 1/4 cup of Worchestershire sauce and brown sugar and raw vegetables to the boiling cauldron. After waving the white flag of defeat, we ended up getting take out to entertain our guests. I think they were entertained enough when they saw my attempt at beef stew. LOL
Recipe Reviews 43 reviews
Honey Nut Granola
Good- I added some coarse sea salt to give it a little punch and that did the trick. I turned the oven down to 250 after the first 10 minutes, then stirred it every 7 minutes thereafter for a total of three 7 minute stints. It came out perfectly.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 14, 2012
Lemon Chicken Piccata
Excellent! I liked the idea of using a warm platter to keep the done chicken in while the others are cooking. Served this over fettuccine noodles for the kids; and because we try to keep it as LOW CARB as possible, my hubby and I ate it over sauteed julienned veggies. (I recommend jullienned onions, zucchini, and carrots in olive oil with minced garlic.)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2011
A Number One Egg Bread
As an egg bread, very nice. As a Hawaiian bread, not so much. IF you are making this as a Hawaiian bread, add more sugar. I'm thinking of increasing the 1/4 c. of sugar to at least 1 c. I made these as Hawaiian rolls and was able to get 15 nice size rolls in a 9 x 13 glass pan. They rose incredibly well and had a nice flavor, although not quite to the sweetness of Hawaiian. Mine were done after 22 minutes, so 40 minutes at 375 was quite long- a little warning just to check them at the half-way mark. With some tweaking, I think these would make an excellent Hawaiian roll to make sliders, morning egg sandwiches and more.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2011
 
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