JLANAM Profile - Allrecipes.com (18009207)


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 60 reviews
Frank's(R) Red Hot(R) Buffalo Chicken Dip
We loved this dip! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it calls for canned chicken breasts and blue cheese OR mozzarella (quite different flavors) and blue cheese dressing (probably too much if you also use blue cheese in it). As I modify it, it's 5 stars. I make it with grilled chicken or poached chicken breasts, because I didn't like the canned taste of the Swanson's. I use homestyle ranch dressing (from a restaurant - not the stuff from the store that tastes like mayo) and crumbled blue cheese, and it's wonderful! If you like Buffalo chicken wings dipped in blue cheese dressing, you'll love this!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2014
Mall Pretzels
Yum! We didn't use flour to form the pretzels. We doubled the water and baking soda, brought it to a simmer, and dropped each in for about 10 seconds, until they floated. They started rising right away and were ready to bake in about 10 minutes. We baked them at 415 for about 10 minutes based on some reviews. but I think 450 for 8 would be fine, too. I thought the cinn-sugar tasted a little odd, but the salted ones were great. I think a little more salt in the dough might be good. They were beautiful!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 24, 2014
Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cowabunga! These were SO good right out of the oven! I used white whole wheat flour to make them healthier, and my daughter brought me milk chocolate chips, so that's what I used. Wonderful! They didn't spread out like chocolate chip cookies normally do (and like the picture), so if you like them flat you might want to flatten them a little before baking like you do with peanut butter cookies. And I took them out at 10 minutes (the minimum suggested time), but I might check them at 8-9 minutes next time to keep them a little moister.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2014

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