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 62 reviews
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.

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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!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 6, 2014
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!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2014

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