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JUMAHA


JUMAHA
 
Home Town: Fridley, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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Cup 'o tea
italian style pork chops
Graveyard cake
About this Cook
I'm a Minnesota girl and I grew up helping mom and dad in the kitchen. Now that I have my own place I like to branch out and try new kinds of food. Favorite hobbies are reading and travel.
My favorite things to cook
I'm an engineer by day and I view cooking as a fun and delicious experiment (usually!), so when I see a new recipe I immediately wonder if it can be "tweaked". Tried and true comfort food favorites include mac and cheese, risotto, and grilled cheese sandwiches (there seems to be a cheese theme here!). I also love finding new ways to prepare veggies and my recipe box is stuffed with all kinds of ideas. I like to cook on the grill in the summer, but unfortunately that doesn't last long in Minnesota and I'm too wimpy to brave the cold in the winter!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents are both good cooks and I still look forward to meals at their house. My mom's specialty is spaghetti, and she also makes Swedish pancakes for breakfast whenever guests stay over. Dad's specialties include chili, roast beef, and baked chicken. My sis is a vegetarian and she has introduced me to lots of delicious things, but her curry is especially good.
My cooking triumphs
I'm a complete klutz so I consider it a small victory whenever I make something that turns out well. I especially like it when other people enjoy my food or when new recipes turn out unexpectedly yummy.
My cooking tragedies
Baking...almost anything. I tend to be an absent-minded cook, and I'm tempted to stray from almost every recipe. Those traits just don't mix with baking! I've burned a lot of cookies and wrecked more than one pan because I've forgotten about them in the oven!
Recipe Reviews 229 reviews
Leftover Ham -n- Potato Casserole
Yum! Very tasty. I changed things up a little based on another au gratin potato recipe I've made before. Used 4 T of flour and 2 C of milk to make a little more sauce. Used 2 C of shredded cheese and added salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne, and mustard to the sauce. Didn't feel like cooking anything ahead of time so layered the potatoes, onion, and ham raw in the pan and poured the sauce over it. Covered with foil and baked at 375 for 90 minutes. Excellent! Worth all the peeling and chopping.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 20, 2014
Banana Cream Pie I
I have never made pudding or a cream pie before and I can't believe how well this turned out! I read the reviews ahead of time and decided to follow the recipe exactly through step 2, using whole milk and real vanilla. Then I left the pudding out on the counter until it was completely cool, stirring every 15 minutes or so. That took about an hour. After that, I spread a little pudding on the bottom of the pie crust (made from vanilla wafers), and topped with slices from one banana. I repeated the layers for two more bananas, making sure to cover all the spaces with pudding so there was no trapped air to turn the bananas brown. After I used 3 bananas the pie dish was full, so I didn't use a 4th one. I covered the pie with plastic wrap, using toothpicks to keep the wrap off the surface, and then chilled in the fridge overnight (no baking - per the other reviews). To serve, I topped each slice of pie with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of banana. It was excellent and got rave reviews at our Mother's Day dinner! I would definitely make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 11, 2014
Whipped Cream
Super easy and made a great topping for my banana cream pie! I didn't have powdered sugar so used regular sugar instead, but otherwise followed the directions. It couldn't be easier or more delicious!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 11, 2014
 
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