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Jodi V

Jodi V
Home Town: West Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
Living In: Fishers, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I grew up in West Terre Haute, Indiana and then went on to graduate from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. I met my husband at Purdue and we married shortly after graduation. We now have three beautiful little girls that keep us both very busy.
My favorite things to cook
I love to entertain and look forward to family and friends coming to visit so that I can cook for them. I love to have parties and get-togethers and try out new recipes. My favorites would have to be finger foods, appetizers and party food. I do love to have small dinner parties and prepare something a little more intimate and offer a nice wine choice as well. Soups are another one of my favorites to try and serve to company. Always looking for a great new soup recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I didn't come from a big "tradition" based family but it always seemed when we had get togethers we always had great food to go along with the great company. My Mom let me help out in the kitchen from a young age and she always seemed to enjoy cooking and I did as well. Mom always prepared a Great Thanksgiving Dinner and I have such good memories of the good food and good times!
My cooking triumphs
I belive I have thrown some nice parties and showers where I have done the planning, prep. and cooking and they have been a hit. It seems as though someone is always asking for me to share recipes and that is a nice compliment.
My cooking tragedies
I am not a horrible baker but a baker I am Not! I just don't seem to have the nack for turning out great pies, cakes, pastries, sweets, etc. It seems like an awful lot of work and then when it doesn't turn out just right it gets frustrating. I most often stick with the pretty simple dessert recipes but sometimes I may go out of my comfort zone to try a more challenging dessert.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
I did not have Italian sausage or a red pepper on hand so just used all ground chuck and only the green pepper called for in the recipe. Was still really good and next time will try w/ all ingredients called for and will more than likely enjoy all the more. Being a fellow BOILERMAKER and getting the recipe from a Purdue fan made it even better!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2006
Original Homemade Italian Beef
Served at a Super Bowl Party and twice since. Oh so easy and Oh so good!!! Had several requests for the recipe and they wouldn't belive me in how easy it really was. This recipe was just as good if not better than my previous recipe given to me by a good friend and it was half the effort and ingredients.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2006
Chicken and Asparagus Vol-au-vent
My husband and I both love asparagus and was looking for a recipe to do anything w/ fresh asparagus. We both enjoyed but served over penne because that is all I had on hand and I think it would have been better as original recipe suggested.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2006

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