About Me


Welcome to Cooking With Jax!  I'm Jacqueline (Jax) and I created this blog in January 2011 as a way to share my recipes with friends and family.  Everyone was always asking me "Can I have your recipe for..." so I figured a blog would be a fun, easy way to not only catalogue my recipes, but to share them with the world. 

I'm excited to announce that in February 2012 Cooking With Jax became a feature in my local newspaper.  I am really excited about this new endeavour, and I can't wait to share more features with you all. 

I am a firm believer in cooking from scratch.  Each of my recipes have been cooked by myself personally (with the help from an occasional guest blogger - see below). 

I like to post recipes for all skill levels, so even if you are a newbie chef, there is a recipe for you!   



A few of my cooking inspirations 

Growing up my Dad was always cooking fancy appetizers - jalapeƱos stuffed with cream cheese, mushroom caps, stuffed peppers, that sort of thing.  He made some great main courses as well (his bacon wrapped turkey was always a delicious addition to our Thanksgiving feast).  My Dad was first official taste tester when I started baking.  I remember how excited I would get when he tried something I had made.  If my Dad's sweet tooth approved, I knew the recipe was a winner.  

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A huge cooking inspiration to me is my Dad's Mom, my Gramma Drew.  She is a big reason I love to cook as much as I do. I have a lot of fond memories of cooking/baking with her throughout the years.  I'm really looking forward to our next trip to visit her and Gramps in Duncan, BC.   Here is a picture of her the last time we made jam together - July '10 (we used raspberries and blackberries that Gramps helped us pick earlier in the day).


Here's one of Gramps whipping up a batch of blueberry pancakes for us on the same visit.  Not pictured are the letter pancakes (pancakes in the shape of our initials) he made specially for us.  26 years old and I still love it when my Gramps makes me letter pancakes!  :) 


My husband's Uncle Frank has always been one of my favourite people.  He is a great chef - there is nothing that man can not cook.  From baking a pie (sweet or savoury), to a gourmet dinner - you never pass up an invitation to his dinner table. 

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Who has guest starred on Cooking With Jax?  

- Aunty Cathy (Alfredo Sauced Chicken)
- Uncle Mark (Hollandaise Sauce)
- Holly over at Hobo Chic Project (Oreo Pops
- My BFF Heather (Heather's Honey Bran Muffins)




21 comments:

  1. Love your recipes. Unfortunately I can't get the Lilydale products because I'm in the states. But I'll figure out an alternative. I sent you message on MFP as well.

    Thanks again, love your blog.

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    1. Hopefully they come to your area soon - they are awesome! Thank you for your comments. :)

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  2. Just found your blog on pinterest. Can't wait to make your recipes!

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  3. Found this too on Pinterest. Can't wait to try a few of your recipes!

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    1. I can't wait for you to try them either!

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  4. MFP brought me here...Your birthday smoothie to be exact. I just joined your page and am excited to try your recipes!!

    MFP: "Hungry_Tuna"

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    1. Thank you! The Birthday Cake Smoothie is one of my favourite recipes. :)

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  5. I agree with Nikki, the Birthday Smoothie brought me here BUT everything looks good.

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  6. Came here for the birthday cake smoothie...but can't take my eyes off the peanut butter chocolate cupcakes!

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    1. The Birthday Cake Smoothie is one of my favourites!

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  7. just found you through my fitness pal - the Apple Pie Breakfast sound delicious - can't wait to try it.

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    1. Thank-you! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do.

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  8. Thats so awesome! I found your blog feature over at crumbs and chaos, the valentines chicken parm looks great! I'm your newest follower. I love your beautiful photos! I'd love it if you checked out my blog. I can't wait to check out the rest of your blog!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, your blog looks great as well! :)

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  9. I love your blog! Thanks for all of the great recipes, especially the slow cook oats! YUM!

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    1. Thank you so much! Thank you for following along on my food journey! :)

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  10. Just tried some of your wonderful creations from the farmers market!!! Can't wait till next Thursday for some more!!

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  11. I always get excited when I find someone 'local' (sort of). I live in Edmonton so we're practically neighbors! Looking forward to making some of the smoothies, especially the birthday cake and the blueberry cheesecake smoothies. Looking forward to browsing your site further, it looks really great. Thanks!

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