jasatt Profile - Allrecipes.com (16946631)


Home Town: Cupertino, California, USA
Living In: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I found out I was born with Hip Dypasia in my mid 40's. Ended up with 4 hip replacements in a 5 year period, not the norm, I know. There was nothing of interest on daytime TV for me until I found the Food Network Channel. That was 10 years ago and I am addicted to it now. I have always cooked but only the basic's and was rather good, but cooking has become my new hobby. I can't eat large meals, so what I eat has to be so delicious that it makes up for it. I have a very stressful job as an engineer, at a defense company, and when I cook I can totally relax and create something wonderful at the same time!
My favorite things to cook
Italian, Asian and Mexican, along with good old American staples
My favorite family cooking traditions
After I was married many many years ago,I asked my mother to write down all her favorite recipes that I loved as a child. she sent me a Recipe Box with her own hand written recipes on those 4 X 5 inch cards. That green box is close to 40 years old now, and I still use it. My grown daughter now has asked that I write down all my own recipes, but on the computer only and then email them to her.
My cooking triumphs
Watching my son-in-law eat 3 servings of most meals I create. And my husband telling me that this new recipe is a keeper. He is pretty honest with me when I cook for him. Whenever I read a recipe online I always read every comment and then adapt so many of them to my own cooking. I love reading comments.
My cooking tragedies
Cooking Tragedies? Cooking my first turkey and leaving the neck inside. When I checked it a few hours later, I thought my Tom Turkey was ....aroused! And a large steak baked in a paper bag with a ton of garlic. (I found it in a cookbook) No one could eat it.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Quick Yeast Rolls
I am terrible at making yeast breads. I have tried or 5 years and the only thing I make somewhat decent in Ciabatta. So when I ran across this recipe my mouth was watering for a great chewy yeasty tasting fluffy bread. That was 2 hours ago. So I made the recipe exactly, except I found that I only had instant yeast. The texture is more like cake then a yeast roll. but very tasty and quick. I wish the recipe writer would have given more information about times to let rise. I took the 1 hour and 40 minutes to deduce that. Will I make this again? yes. If I am in a pinch, and I do want to try it one more time with regular yeast. I did substitute butter for the shortening as I rarely cook with shortening and mine had an off smell. Could that have made the difference?

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2012
My Crab Cakes
Every store I went to today was sold out of fresh dungenous crab and I was craving crab for a large family dinner for New Years day. I thought of crab cakes, and bought 12 ounces of lump crab meat. (enought to double this recipe) and went searching for a great recipe that did not use much mayo, (ick). I tried this one and followed some of the commenters tips about red peppers. Other then that I followed the recipe exactly. Fantastic. This is now my go to recipe. I did not have cayenne so I added some Franks hot sauce. These are really, really good.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2012
Meat and Spinach Ravioli Filling
For the last 6 months, I have been craving the Raviolis, I always ate as a child. I had no idea how to make them. I bought every frozen brand I could find and tried them all, but none was even close to my memories. I tried making from scratch, but the texture was all wrong, and my dough was so thick it was disgusting! Then my son gave me a pasta roller yesterday for Christmas, so I went online to find raviloi recipes that were made of beef and had a smoother texture. I FOUND IT with this one! I made a very small batch to start out and used the accompany pasta dough recipe. They tasted just like I remembered! I made another batch after that. I did use some sausage as a few others recommended and the olive oil. I am freezing most of them so I can eat them whenever I want with my fresh canned Marianna Sauce that tasted like my childhood. That took some trail and error, but now with my sauce readily available and this recipe, I can relive one of my favorite meals as a child. I was so excited to rate this recipe that I became a supporting member tonight. to whomever submitted this recipe, you have my deepest thanks, (but not the few lbs, I will probably gain from eating so many of them!)

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2011

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