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Kitchen Pyrotechnics

Aug. 28, 2011 9:52 am 
Updated: Sep. 23, 2011 8:33 am
My daughter called me tonight to check in and tell me that she desperately wished she was sitting at home with me instead of hanging out with giggling friends at the 80’s-theme costume sleepover party she was attending.OK, that’s not entirely true but she did call me to check in.  And to… MORE
Kate on her way to her '80s theme party
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Aug. 25, 2011 2:12 pm 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2011 3:47 pm
People we meet are always fascinated by what we do for a living.  It seems so mundane to me now but I forget that when Rick and I first met, I thought it was pretty interesting and exciting too.  It does have its awesome moments but I have also seen the difficult work and stress that goes… MORE
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Aug. 23, 2011 2:04 pm 
Updated: Sep. 5, 2011 9:47 pm
Hi everyone!  I feel like I know many of you just from reading the great blogs and comments over the years.  Yes, I’ve been one of those “lurkers.”  You’ve probably seen me hanging around the dark corners of this site, the middle aged woman in the ratty bathrobe with my hair sticking out in… MORE
Kate & I at Pt Defiance Zoo in Tacoma WA
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Matt on the Monorail in Seattle
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Rick (left) setting up fireworks at Seattle's Safeco Field for Opening Day 2011
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That darn cat
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I am the mother of 3 - 22 & 19 yr old boys and a 10 yr old girl. We have a pyrotechnics company and get to experience fun events all over the state and country. After a lifetime of rarely leaving Washington State, I love experiencing new foods during our travels.
My favorite things to cook
Just about anything except baking. I like to "wing it" when I am cooking which isn't good for baking. And it's also a problem when everyone loves something I made. It can be difficult to come up with the same thing twice. We dine at restaurants the majority of the time but I love being able to make a home-cooked meal for my family.
My cooking tragedies
When I was about 10, my sister and I tried to make a recipe for Shepherds Pie that used instant mashed potatoes but we neglected to prepare the potatoes before adding them on top. It turned out glue-like but the adults did a great job of eating some of it and telling us it was "just fine". But there was a lot of water consummed with that meal!!!
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