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Kitchen Wisdom - From Stockpots to Rolling Pins 
Jan. 27, 2013 3:48 pm 
Updated: Jan. 27, 2013 8:31 pm
I suppose some resolutions are better late than never.  And so it is with this entry.  Hopefully, I can keep things a little interesting.  This is not self-indulgence on my part.  Having been reading and watching what you all have been doing on this terrific site, I've decided to hop on the AR wagon.  I'll try to be a productive contributor.  In equal amounts I'm hoping to learn a lot, as well!

Quite often I'm asked if I prefer to bake or cook. Undeniably, I like to do both.  I look at "cooking" to be all inclusive.  If I'm going to have a dinner party, I'll be making the drinks, the appetizer, and cooking the main course.  And what kind of hostess would I be without a homemade dessert to present afterwards?  Even if everyone is stuffed, I've made the effort and they can take theirs home in a Gladware container.  So I've cooked AND baked.  

It is said that life is about the journey, not the destination.  Through all of the overcooked roasts, the dry turkeys, the sunken cakes and fallen souffles, there is one thing that can be said.  I've enjoyed every trial and error.  I've also enjoyed the successes and rewards.  I give much credit to my family and friends who have weathered the outcomes. We all have to start somewhere. I used to stress out at the mere thought of having guests for dinner.  Now it's a pleasure.  

So with that said, I look forward to getting to know all of you, and will be asking a lot of questions. You'll get my two cent reviews as well.  For now, I would like to invite you to my recipe box and check out three of my personal recipes I recently posted and let me know what you think.  

Thanks for allowing me in to your world.   

Jan. 27, 2013 6:57 pm
I can't wait to try your recipe for the creme de menthe pie. It looks similar to one my mom used to make and i LOVED it! BTW...we lived in Tehachapi for 30 years, but I only got as far as SE Oregon, not quite to Salmon Idaho. ..but shop in Nampa/Boise...does that count?
Jan. 27, 2013 8:31 pm
Wow! We were practically neighbors. I have great memories of my dad taking me to Tehachapi during the fall for apple cider. My mother still lives in Lancaster and I go when I can. Love the shopping in Boise! Thanks for the reply. Hope you get a chance to try the cheesecake!
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I'm embracing country life, one dish at a time at Having grown up a city girl, I've had to learn to become resourceful, especially when it comes to cooking and baking. It's been challenging, but I wouldn't trade the beauty and peace for any other place.
My favorite things to cook
Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with all the trimmings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a family that loves their meat, especially when it's hot off the outdoor grill. When the weather is nice, we move our cooking outside to enjoy gatherings with friends and firing up good eats on the bbq.
My cooking triumphs
Second helpings at the dinner table.
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None I care to recount. There have been many over the years.
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