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Aug. 29, 2010 6:50 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2011 6:21 am
I just made two loaves of bread tonight that I called Honey Macadamia Oat Bread.  I promised a friend who is not feeling well I would make her some bread (she loves bread!) and I just didn't have much time today to do so.  I drastically modified a recipe listed for the "Express… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 24, 2010 1:59 pm 
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010 7:43 pm
One of my favorite things is chili, even in the summer I am addicted to it.  Hot chili, mild chili, chili cheese fries, chili with cheese, white chili, black bean chili..... Black bean chili is definitely one of my favorites.  There's a recipe for it on here that is pretty darn good, but of… MORE
 
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Aug. 10, 2010 2:51 pm 
Updated: Aug. 19, 2010 9:13 am
I wasn't sure what to make for supper last night.  I knew I didn't want to make anything involved since I already had some cleanup in the kitchen to do.  I got out some frozen beef ravioli from the freezer and tossed it with a mixture of Oliverio Spaghetti Sauce and Oliverio Italian Style… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 3, 2010 10:21 pm 
Updated: Aug. 4, 2010 7:08 pm
I've been doing a photo series of my garden over at Facebook this summer.  We planted loads of different kinds of squash.  The problem is, however, that we didn't keep close enough track of what we planted where.  One squash plant and blossom pretty much looks like another.  We planted… MORE
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Aug. 2, 2010 3:56 pm 
Updated: Aug. 3, 2010 11:28 am
I haven't left a blog in ages because I've been busy over at Facebook with a photo series of my garden that I have been doing.  I made something today that I wanted to blog about, however.  I have a bunch of tomatoes from my garden that ripened all at once and I decided to stew them.  I've also MORE
 
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Mar. 4, 2010 1:48 pm 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2010 3:41 pm
I just tossed some Yellow Squash Casserole into the oven for supper. This is most definitely one of my favorite ways to have yellow squash. I always stock up on it and slice/freeze it so that I can make casseroles with squash all winter long. It's not as good as it was fresh out of the… MORE
Yellow Squash Casserole
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Feb. 27, 2010 8:07 am 
Updated: Mar. 1, 2010 8:16 am
I just had perhaps the most excellent breakfast I've ever eaten. For ages now I've been meaning to try making a Frittata. I haven't made one before and typically Saturday is the only day of the week that I venture into big breakfasts. That typically means some kind of omelet, the occasional… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 25, 2010 8:21 am 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2010 5:48 am
Sometimes the last thing before heading to bed for the night, I toss something together in the slow cooker and put it in the fridge so that it can be started first thing in the morning without any effort. That's what I did the other night, and yesterday I made a new recipe out of it. I didn't… MORE
Beef Stew Noodle Soup
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Feb. 18, 2010 7:51 am 
Updated: Feb. 20, 2010 12:40 pm
One thing I don't have as much experience with cooking is fish. We always used to buy the cheap precooked low quality fish that, to me, stank because it just wasn't fresh so though I was willing to cook it I was not willing to eat it. When we started buying fresh (or at least much fresher)… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 12, 2010 7:37 pm 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010 3:32 pm
This weekend I'm going to be busy helping put some new floor tiles down in the sun room, so I won't have the time or the energy to make anything special for Valentines Day. Today when I was out donating some things to the Good Will I ran across a heart shaped cake pan. Of course I bought it and… MORE
Don't you just want to take a bite?
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Brokenhearted, but at least it tasted good!
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The smell was so delectable that it about killed me to take all these photos BEFORE getting to try i
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The red color turned out nice and rich and for the most part pretty even and not swirly.
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Elvish-Hillbilly

Home Town
Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA

Member Since
May 2007

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern

Hobbies
Photography, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
I'm a live in cook and housekeeper for my brother since we're both single. I really love cooking and get most of my ideas from this site.
My favorite things to cook
I don't know that I really have any one thing I enjoy cooking more than others. I tend to plan my meals around what kind of meat I want that day, but not always.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The only family cooking tradition I can think of offhand as being noteworthy is how my grandmother makes her homemade egg noodles. After mixing up the dough and cutting it into noodles she boils them in water for a few minutes to get out the starchiness. Then she transfers the noodles into the sauce she makes, which is a combination of chicken stock and cream of chicken soup. Everyone always raves about her noodles every holiday and I am so glad that she taught me her secret, and that she said it was mine to share with whomever I wished.
My cooking triumphs
The best thing I ever cooked was the Lover's Beef Burgundy Fillet from this site. I've been struggling for some time now to cook the perfect steak, and thanks to allrecipes.com I am finally getting there.
My cooking tragedies
One of my favorite ways to have spaghetti squash is from the recipe linked below, and I've made it more than once. One time in particular when I made it I ran out of sage. I called into the other room asking my brother to bring me some and he asked 'is ground okay'? I automatically said yes without really putting much thought into it. After he handed me the sage I measured it out and added it to the squash. Of course the dark green powder totally stained the lovely yellow color of the squash a horrid puke green color. I immediately realized my mistake, but it was much too late to take it back at that point. I added a little extra cheese, but I knew there was nothing to really help fix the color. That night we ate a bowl of sage for dinner! It was edible is about all I could say for it. It really is a good recipe, though, if you use the right type of sage! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spaghetti-Squash-with-Pine-Nuts-Sage-and-Romano/Detail.aspx
 
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