JAKRUM421 Profile - Allrecipes.com (1947510)

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Living In: Milwaukee Area, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening
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"Gavin's tummy was growling, Mom"
About this Cook
I would love to be able to cook extravagant dinners, but with 2 young sons and a daughter on the way, time is crucial. Plus my husband is a finicky eater, so it can be a challenge.
My favorite things to cook
Pies and cakes, (I don't want to eat them, just bake them) comfort foods like meatloaf, stews, and soups, and light summer salads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always host Christmas Eve at my home and have made it a tradition to serve beef stew, warm crusty bread, and a homemade pumpkin pie for dessert.
My cooking triumphs
My specialties are my pumpkin pies, German chocolate cake, and carrot cake. I have also started making jams and jellies from the goodies (grapes, plums, apples, and cherries) that grow in my own backyard.
My cooking tragedies
More than one of my attempts at Asian cooking have ended up as food for the local stray cat population. When life settles down around here, I can't wait to take a class and make some edible outcomes.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Shrimp Artichoke Dip
This is pretty tasty. I did some of the suggestions in the other reviews, like adding some crabmeat and sour cream. It does taste much better if you have the patience to wait 10-15 minutes after baking. I will make it again, but think I will add more garlic and perhaps some chopped Roma tomatoes.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2008
Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Orange Drizzle
My 5 year old, my 2 1/2 year old and even my 11 month old gobble these up. They are so moist and delicious. A perfect treat for a cool fall day, especially with a good cup of coffee. (for me, not the kids) The only thing that I do differently is to use paper cups instead of greasing the pan. When I greased the pan, the bottoms always got burned a little. This recipe is bookmarked!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2008
Coconut (Haupia) and Chocolate Pie
This was really delicious and easy. My only improvement will be to add some shredded coconut to the white layer.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2006

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