This fun-loving mom of two doesn't shy away from experimenting in her kitchen.

By Rai Mincey
April 30, 2021
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Jennifer Aleman of Kennesaw, Georgia, is one of 60 million home cooks in our Allrecipes community.

Who I cook for: My husband, Julio, and my two daughters Alison and Jennifer.

My day job: I do customer service at Macy's, and I love decorating houses and arranging flowers.

My signature recipe: The Original Camarones a la Diabla (pictured below). I also make a mean Grape Salad Bento Box and Parmesan Bites.

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In my fridge right now: Ana organized mess that only my head understands, but full of tasty ingredients waiting to be a part of delicious meals.

My kitchen is: the heart of my home.

On my bucket list: I want to live in the south of France for a while so I can improve my French and enjoy the local food and wine.

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Mi Hermana. This is my oldest sister, Liz, the last time we visited Mexico. She's a great cook and has a lot of imagination creating recipes. We always have fun when we're together.

Best advice I ever got: Too many cooks spoil the broth. Also: work hard and be kind — that's it.

Kitchen tool I can't live without: My silicone serving spoon.

What few people know about me: I was born in Mexico City, later lived in Britain, and moved to the United States over ten years ago . You can learn so much from a country through its cuisine!

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Christmas Crazy. Last year, I got everybody matching pajamas for Christmas -- even our dog, Whisky.

My favorite things to cook: soup and tacos.

Best cook I know: My mom. She introduced me to so many different cuisines and flavors.

I could tell you my secret recipe for: My Red Thai Curry, but then I'd have to erase your memory before you leave!

What I like most about Allrecipes: The community has welcomed me and made me feel at home. When I became a member, I'd just moved to this country and was not familiar with many local ingredients. This website taught me how to use them in different recipes. I also love the fact that ordinary people have the opportunity to share their favorite family recipes.

Follow Jenny and see more of her recipes here.

This article originally appeared in the December/January 2020 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.