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JLANAM


JLANAM
 
Home Town: Covington, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Photography, Reading Books
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Love cookies
About this Cook
I love reading and taking pictures of my family, and I'm trying to get into running. I like to make and decorate cookies and cupcakes for and with my kids.
My favorite things to cook
DESSERT, especially chocolate! Also muffins, because my family always appreciates them. And I'm starting to get into soups, which in my mind also means fresh-baked bread!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Crawfish boils, and oliekooks (sp?) on Christmas morning. My children and I started a new tradition of decorating cookies, cupcakes, and candy for the holidays. (See the pic of our Valentine's Day cookies and Buckeye Ninjas on this website.)
My cooking triumphs
Mostly desserts, although I made a crawfish ettouffe one time that was out of this world.
My cooking tragedies
Hmmm... I have a hard time getting turkeys done on time. Even with thermometers, sticking them in various places like you're supposed to, something's always undercooked.
Recipe Reviews 70 reviews
Guinness(R) Corned Beef
I'm sorry that I can't rate the actual cooking method and time, because like the others I put it in the crock pot all day. It was tender and delicious, and my kids loved it and keep asking me for it. I put it in crock pot and put the brown sugar on top. Then I sprinkle the spice packet contents over the top and pour the Guinness over it all. I added veggies (potatoes and cabbage, primarily) closer to the end. We almost never have leftovers.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2014
Chocolate Zucchini Bread I
Wow! The zucchini really does disappear completely in this. There is NO discernable texture from it, and we could only see a little green from the peel. Since others said their bread stuck, I used Baker's Joy, a spray with flour in it meant to help cakes release easily. I made muffins out of it (in my pans that are NOT non-stick anymore), and they fell right out when I tipped the pans over. That is definitely the way to go! Like others, I reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups (which was perfect) and substituted 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 c. of the oil. I used 6 T. cocoa for the 2 squares of chocolate, because that's what I had. If I had made them as the recipe was written, they would have been moister and even more wonderful (but more fattening, too). The recipe made 24 cupcakes, which I baked at 375 for 14-15 minutes.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2014
The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing
This was WONDERFUL! It came out fluffy with just a hint of cream cheese flavor, not overpowering for the cinnamon rolls. Even as it melted over the rolls, it stayed fluffy. I think that the person who said it was too runny must have melted the butter and/or the cream cheese, or they are confusing frosting (for a cake or cupcakes) with icing for cinnamon rolls. This was perfect!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 6, 2014
 
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