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Home Town: Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA
Living In: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books
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Dec. 10, 2012 7:31 pm 
Updated: Jan. 22, 2013 6:25 pm
I love to cook, so at the age of 49, I volunteered (for the first time) to host my side of the family for Thanksgiving dinner.  I planned the menu carefully asking my mom and sister for advice and ideas.  I looked up all my recipes on Allrecipes.com using Chef John's recipe for roasting the… MORE
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About this Cook
I am a mom to three great kids. My 17 year old is my only girl and I'm trying to teach her how to cook. She just isn't too interested right now. My 14 year old has Down syndrome and Autism and loves to help me in the kitchen. : ) My little guy is 10 years old and he loves to watch me bake so he can lick the spoon. My wonderful husband is really happy that I am cooking so much because he loves eating, ha ha. I am a special education teacher but am not working right now because I have been sick for the last two years. I am finally feeling better which is why I have been cooking up a storm the last few months. : ) Life is good.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake all types of things like breads and desserts. I also like using my dutch oven because I am in love with it (please don't rat me out to my husband, ha ha). I watch a lot of Chef John's cooking/baking videos and he has really made me a better cook. He has a website called foodwishes.com which is fantastic.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family memory of cooking was with my Grandma Kenner and my Grandma Reasons. My dad's mom made the best from scratch food and my mom's mom made the best pies ever. They both taught me that cooking/baking from scratch is the best way to cook. I miss sitting at the counter watching and helping them cook.
My cooking triumphs
Hosting my first ever family Thanksgiving dinner this year. Everything turned out delicious and my family raved about the moist Turkey and my super delicious Caramel Apple Pie. Thanks Chef John!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Jen's Microwave Doggie Donuts
These were very easy to make and my two pedigrees loved them!!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2014
Chef John's Caramel Apple Pie
I made this apple pie for Thanksgiving and my family ate the whole pie and asked me to make another one on the spot, lol. They said it was the best apple pie they had ever tasted. I will be making four of these pies for Christmas. So, so delicious and so easy to make! Thank you Chef John for another wonderful recipe!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2012
Chef John's Roast Turkey and Gravy
I used Chef John's roast turkey receipe for Thanksgiving and it was very easy to do. The turkey came out perfectly roasted, very moist, with a delicious crispy skin. My family RAVED about this turkey and ate the whole thing! The only bad thing about this; no left overs!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2012
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About me: I received my culinary degree from Paul Smith's… MORE

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