JMANNING Profile - (18849599)

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Living In: Rochester, New York, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I was born in NY but moved around the US as a Navy brat. Found most of my roots of cooking come from down south after being stationed in Texas the longest amount of time. I am a mother of three and a wife to a southern creole husband, which makes for an interesting dinner plan each and every night.
My favorite things to cook
I prefer Italian foods with cream sauces, butter sauces, wine sauces. The kids love my Zuppa Toscano soup and Chicken French. My husband loves my meatloaf and gumbo. I love to try new flavors and sometimes they work and sometimes they dont. But its the fun of trying to not be too boring with food when you are a busy working mom.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The husband likes everything spicy and rich while I like it light and salty. One kid wont eat veggies while the other is lactose intolerant. Its hard to find things that work for everyone without making multiple meals.
Recipe Reviews 42 reviews
Classic Goulash
Love this easy recipe. Made a few changes like everyone else to be custom to my taste. I used bell peppers and sautéed them with the onion in the hamburger. Used Italian seasoned diced tomatoes drained, 4c beef broth instead of water and a tiny can of tomato sauce instead of 2 large ones. Added a can of drained corn. Omitted bay leaf and Italian seasoning altogether. With these changes it doesn't taste like spaghetti sauce. All six of my picky eaters gobbled it up.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 19, 2014
Romanian Apple Cake
Wonderful cake recipe. I used a apple slicer and then I diced them into half inch pieces. Total apples were five cups. Added double the cinnamon than suggested which maybe wasn't necessary. Also ran out of vanilla so I got two teaspoons instead of three into the mix which was fine. No nuts. Made a drizzle with a half cup of powdered sugar and a tablespoon of milk. Everyone gobbled it right up. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2014
Best Bread Machine Bread
Best homemade bread ever. Kids make me bake this at leasrt once a week and eat the whole loaf in one sitting. I also add the extra bit of salt. I also use melted butter instead of oil. Sometimes I also add some honey. This recipe makes a 1.5 lb loaf.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 14, 2013
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