Jessica Profile - (19907294)


Home Town: Neenah, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: South Lyon, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Hi! I'm an engineer, married to an engineer, living in southeastern Michigan. We've got three great felines. I've been cooking for several years now (after college), but I am definitely still learning. I find cooking relaxing and really enjoy trying new techniques and dishes. My toughest job is convincing my rather picky husband to be as adventurous with food as I am. Sometimes there's nothing better than cooking a good meal with a glass of wine in hand.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking just about anything, but I really enjoy baking and cooking recipes I received from my mother (and grandmothers) and my mother-in-law.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have too many cooking traditions, but cooking spaghetti sauce according to my Grandmother's recipe (like my Mom does)and hor d'oeuvres on Christmas Eve are a couple of my favorites. Also, my Mom instilled in me the need to feed people anytime they come over. I do my best not to let anyone leave our house hungry.
My cooking triumphs
I once roasted a really great turkey breast for friends at a pre-Thanksgiving get-together. Anytime I experiment with dinner and my husband says he likes it, is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Oh man, there are a number. I've charred a few too many steaks on the grill, blackened cookies in the oven, and once did a very undermixed pound cake that turned out more as sweet scrambled eggs (blech).
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Fabulous Beef Tenderloin
This is a great, simple recipe, that always impresses dinner guests. I typically use a bit of the pan drippings in whatever sauce I make to go with the meat.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2014
Delicious Salmon
Great recipe - tender and flavorful salmon. My only change was to bake the salmon at 425 F for about 12 minutes instead of broiling. I was worried I would burn it. Next time I will boil and reduce the leftover marinade and baste the salmon with it while baking. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2013
Creamy Frosting
Not sure why other had problems, light creamy texture and good flavor. I used 2% milk and butter (not margarine). Just be sure to beat the butter and sugar thoroughly and that the milk mixture is completely cool before adding. I did have to beat it for about 5 minutes after adding the milk mixture to make sure the sugar was completely dissolved, but the texture was great! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2013

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