nrsejessica Profile - (18697616)

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Home Town: Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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momma's baby!!
About this Cook
I'm a 24 year old wife and mother to 1 son born Feb. 15, 2010. I started out with very little cooking experience before getting married. I was quite afraid to try complicated recipes. It all looked like unreadable mumble jumble to me. However, I was quite impressed with myself when my husband & I got married & moved in together to find out I was rather good! Since then I can't keep myself out of the kitchen. I LOVE trying new recipes & challenging myself with some more difficult ones & I absolutely love to bake!
My favorite things to cook
Well I would have to say that my favorite thing to do is baking! Other than that I like to cook anything, I like a little challenge & I like trying to replicate restaurant recipes to surprise my husband with! I'm still trying to master general gao's chicken so if anyone has a great recipe let me know!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Again it would have to be baking some treats to bring over on the holidays. Once my son gets older I would love to get him involved too & any other children I have in the future!
My cooking triumphs
I impressed myself very much when I made strawberry cheesecake for the first time! It was sooo delicious.
My cooking tragedies
One night for dinner I decided to make buffalo chicken. My husband was on his way home from work & my brother was staying over for dinner. So I started prepping everything when my brother decided to run to the store for me & grab some blue cheese. It only took 5 minutes after he left when I heated the oil & left it on the burner a little too long. I set all the fire alarms off & our condo was filled with smoke! Luckily I thought to myself, no one was home to see my disaster. So I open all the windows & dumbly opened the door to our unit...when I set off the entire condo fire alarm & all my neighbors came down to see what happened. As if I wasn't humiliated enough to tell them it was just me, the fire department came down & had to blow the smoke out the windows. Finally when everyone left my brother returned from the store. I was all teary eyed & embarrassed & told him what happened, he laughed soo hard & couldn't believe that he missed all the action the 15 minutes he was gone!
Recipe Reviews 210 reviews
Simple Whole Roasted Chicken
Who ever thought of cinnamon on chicken has got to be genius!! I was a little unsure but this was out of this world!! It was the 1st time I've made a whole chicken & it was as good as the store bought rotisserie chickens! I doubled the spices as everyone recommended & rubbed it on & under the skin. I added a little garlic powder to the rub & sprinkled some inside the chicken & stuffed it with an onion. My only reason for not giving this amazing chicken 5 stars was that it was WAYYYY too salty! Next time I will only do 1 tsp salt even though I double the other spices. Otherwise best chicken dinner ever!!!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 24, 2012
Butternut Squash Soup
This was not bad but the cayenne pepper was not good in it, sorry. Had I left that I think it would have been a little better

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Reviewed On: Sep. 24, 2012
Shepherd's Pie VI
This was great! As a child I hated shepherds pie but was sick of eating the same things & my hubby likes shepherds pie so I decided to give it another try & loved it!! I used red potatoes with skins on & added a scoop of sour cream to them. Then cooked some garlic in the meat mixture & added 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce to it. Instead of mashing the carrots I steamed them cut them up then mixed them with frozen corn, peas & green beans to top the meat mixture. Delicious dinner!!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2012

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