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Jacolyn


Jacolyn
 
Home Town: Beacon, New York, USA
Living In: Fishkill, New York, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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Aug. 1, 2013 9:47 am 
Updated: Aug. 4, 2013 8:38 pm
This Month!August’s theme: Choose your own August event from this list and make a dish that reminds you of that event.  Send a picture and a review to armonthlychallenge@gmail.com by August 31.  Be sure to write what event you chose.  (You can even say why you chose it, if you want.)July’s… MORE
 
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About this Cook
I am a food addict and don't plan on recovering any time soon! I truly enjoy cooking and baking, though I still have much to learn. In addition to kitchen time, reading is one of my favorite hobbies. Also, I am the oldest of seven children, and my husband and I spend a lot of time with both of our families, because our parents and siblings live close. Finally, this is my second year in the Allrecipes Brand Ambassador program. This means that I volunteer to promote Allrecipes, because I love it!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy trying new foods, but I often cook chicken dishes, because they are fairly easy and cheap. I really enjoy baking, but my husband does not like many sweets (much to my chagrin!) So, I often volunteer to bake a dessert whenever we spend time with other people or attend a church activity.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite cooking/baking traditions are those that occur the days before holidays. My mother and I sometimes stay up all night baking together (usually Greek & Jewish recipes handed down from my grandmothers), and it is truly a bonding time.
My cooking triumphs
Most of the recipes from Allrecipes lead to cooking success stories. Thank you to all the members of AR that have contributed recipes and reviews. They have been quite helpful!
My cooking tragedies
When I first began cooking, I had several poor attempts at using the broiler, most of which ended in a fire! I am happy to report that I have finally learned how to use it, after several tries. :)
Recipe Reviews 202 reviews
My Mom's Lemon Meringue Pie
I took this to a barbecue. Everyone loved it! It has a tart but creamy lemon filling, complimented by the light meringue. I made my own shortcrust pastry and prebaked it for about 18 minutes on 400 (after pricking with a fork and topping with a piece of parchment paper holding uncooked rice). 5 stars!

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Reviewed On: May 4, 2015
Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets
I made 48 of these for a party, and they were all eaten quickly. They are so simple to make. The creamy Brie worked so well with the lightly sweet pear and the small drizzle of honey. The only change I made was to bake them for approximately 5min. The cheese was completely melted by then, and they were piping hot. I'll be making these again!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2015
Cheesy Sausage Pita Pockets
We enjoyed this recipe. Easy to make for a quick dinner and was very tasty. I accidentally added the whole amount of sauce to the meatballs, so after fishing them out with a spoon to stuff the pita, I used the cheesy sauce for dipping, instead of plain sauce. It was a nice addition!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2015
 
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