jenni Profile - (18971534)

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Home Town: Fremont, California, USA
Living In: Copperopolis, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am a married mother of four, grandmother of five. I am an artist and stay at home mom. My mother is an excellent cook and I learned so much from her. She loves to cook for others and to try new dishes. Now that two of my children are grown and on their own, I am finding it hard (and kinda sad)to downsize my cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and make any food from scratch. I am fascinated by the different forms from all over the world and from history of making, preserving, and cooking foods. I like to garden, make yogurt, pickle, can, and dry foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday dinners are a BIG tradition in my family. We will use any holiday excuse to cook a big menu. My adult kids always call me for their favorite recipes from growing up. That makes me smile.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to make pickles, bisquits and gravy, perfect prime rib roast, cheescake with no cracks, homemade bread. My first Thanksgiving meal for the whole family when I was 20.
My cooking tragedies
Burnt cookies, lumpy gravy. When I tried to tweak baked goods they sometimes got tossed out. Undercooked rice casseroles.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Lentil and Sausage Soup
Very good flavor. I used polish rope sausage because it was what I had on hand. I think either would be good. Used a bit more chilli pepper flakes. Nice and spicy with deep flavor. Oops I forgot I also used beef broth instead of chicken. Made it richer I'm sure. Nice way to use up a bunch of lentils I had in the pantry.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2011
Fresh California Salsa
This is exactly the salsa recipe I use all the time. My husband LOVES it! I usually substitute one of the tomatoes for about 1/4 cup tomato sauce if I have it on hand and I throw everthing in my blender whole and pulse it til it's the consistancy we like. We like it less chunky like the mexican resturants make it. I have also left out the lime when I didn't have it and it was still great. This recipe is the BEST and you can adjust any of the ingredients to suit your taste. Yummmmm

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2010
Reuben Casserole
Nobody really cared for this at my house. Guess we'll stick to regular reuben sandwiches.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 29, 2009

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