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Oct. 16, 2014 7:51 pm 
Updated: Nov. 10, 2014 2:17 pm
I really enjoyed this campaign....here are some thoughts: Johnsonville CampaignI have to admit…I love this campaign.  Probably because I love meat…all things meat!  So when there is a chance to work with sausage, brats or kielbasa…I’m in!I have always purchased and enjoyed Johnsonville… MORE
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Apr. 29, 2013 4:41 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013 6:04 pm
This month as an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador we were asked rate Herdez Mexican Sauces.  HOLLA...this is by far my family's favorite cuisine (ok, ok I admit we Tex-Mex alot but still the spices can be the same!). I looked forward to getting going on the task at hand.  We were asked to… MORE
Mexican 'Fridge Tortilla Pizza - Red Guajillo Chile
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Mexican 'Fridge Tortilla Pizza- Tomatillo Verde
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Nov. 30, 2012 2:51 pm 
Updated: Dec. 2, 2012 7:07 pm
Our Allstar Ambassador activity for the month of November was to create "Our Best Thanksgiving".  While I love all things Thanksgiving (and I DO) this month's activity was just OK for me.   First, I had all sorts of problems with my camera and was unable to take and download pictures.Secondly,… MORE
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Sep. 30, 2012 6:02 pm 
The September Allstar Ambassador assignment was to use various different Al Fresco Products.  In my attempt to change up my family’s main proteins to something other then chicken (and keeping in mind lean, less fat options) I have turned to chicken and turkey sausage as a go-to meal. After… MORE
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Sep. 29, 2012 12:47 pm 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2012 5:23 pm
September was my first month as an Allrecipes Allstar Ambassador and I will admit, as excited as I was to embark on a new adventure, when I got the September assignments I thought "humm, not sure if this is for me".  Why?  Well, honestly the Progresso Recipe Starter assignment isn't my cup of… MORE
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Jun. 25, 2012 6:33 pm 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2012 7:25 am
Hey y'all!  Back in April I blogged about my Boiled Peanut experience.  The response was just awesome!  So many recipe ideas and memories were shared and I couldn't have been more thrilled...THANK YOU for sharing.  I haven't had a chance to try some of the boiled peanut suggestions… MORE
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Apr. 11, 2012 1:43 pm 
Updated: Apr. 18, 2012 11:22 pm
This is for you Doug! I was born and raised in New York.  In the late 80's I flew down to South Carolina to attend college.  To say there was a culture shock would be quite an understatement (really people still call people Yankees???). I adjusted to my new life and got introduced to… MORE
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Feb. 29, 2012 7:41 pm 
Updated: Mar. 2, 2012 8:06 am
I teach cooking.  I teach regular people how to cook.  In a nutshell, I teach all sorts of people, some who don’t know how to boil water, some who have basic skills and are looking to learn to cook more then just the weeknight casserole and other students who have real cooking skills but… MORE
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