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Jaime Salo


Jaime Salo
 
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Living In: New York Mills, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Me & My Hubby
Me 9-03-05
Kiesha - my pup
My husband and me back in September '05
About this Cook
I married my best friend in September of 2005 and we are building a house right now and living with family. I can't wait to get into my own kitchen again! I borrow the relatives' that we live with once in a great while otherwise, since last March, if you can't cook it in a toaster or a microwave, we havn't eaten it! Sad. Right now I work as a graphic designer, as a "samdwich artist" and am going back to school for business. I also am a wedding and portrait photographer hoping to get my business off the ground when I'm done with school in the spring. You can see I'm busy and that's another reason for not being able to cook at home! The house will be done in February so then... LOOK OUT NEW KITCHEN! ;)
My favorite things to cook
I'm still trying to live up to my husband's grandma's cooking. (I think the wives in here know what I'm talking about!) I am pretty experimental when it comes to baking and cooking. The thing I probably make up most often is cookies. Other than that, I am really enjoying trying out new pastas and grilling recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite childhood memories include helping my grandma bake her Finnish flat bread from scratch, it has always been a family favorite and is best paired with her summer pea soup made from her garden grown vegetables.
My cooking triumphs
I'm most proud when something that I "invent" turns out good. Anything that I make that my husband loves and asks for me to make again is a triumph. He's kinda picky at times...
My cooking tragedies
Well, my most memorable one was back when I was very young maybe 8 years old and one of my friends was over. We wanted to make scrambled eggs so I asked my mom how and I switched a couple steps around... I fried the eggs and then added the milk and mixed them. :S Embarrasing... But there's been many more than that. My dad likes to tease me about my "scratch cookies" because you have to scratch off the burnt bottoms before you can eat them! Also, my Dad (isn't he funny) claimed to have broken a tooth on a pork chop I made as a child and laid on the couch in total pain... with a devilish smirk on his face.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Brigadeiro
These were very good, I would have to disagree however that it tastes like expensive chocolate. It's more like a tootsie roll (which is still good for a candy) I added a little bit of caramel extract and they were awesome, everyone has loved them! I rolled some in nesquik powder and wrapped the rest in wax paper. They aren't going to last me until Christmas! I'll make another batch by then I'm sure.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2006
Cake Mix Cookies VIII
My grandma taught me how to make theses when I was little. You can use any flavor cake mix along with 2 eggs and 1/2 cup oil instead of butter. You practically can't mess these up! I love to use butter pecan cake mixes or red velvet with cream cheese frosting! My husband likes a spice cake mix with a packet instant oatmeal, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup riasins. They seem to stay soft even without being sealed extra tight. My best advice, don't overbake them and you'll never go wrong. A great thing to experiment with, get the kid's involved!

269 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2006
Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
I make cake mix cookies all the time. You can use any flavor cake mix along with 2 eggs and 1/2 cup oil. You practically can't mess these up! I love butter pecan cake mixes or red velvet with cream cheese frosting! My husband likes a spice cake mix with a packet instant oatmeal, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup riasins. They seem to stay soft even without being sealed extra tight. My best advice, don't overbake them and you'll never go wrong. A great thing to experiment with, get the kid's involved!

184 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2006
 
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