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Lost jobs and the art of shopping

 
Jun. 16, 2014 10:26 pm 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2014 6:41 am
If you think this is going to be another thoughtless blog brought to you by an Allrecipes sponsor and shilled by an unpaid ambassador, you would be wrong. (except for the shilling for a roll of  Reynold's aluminum part) Over the last three years, I have done some sponsored blogs with varying… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 26, 2014 3:11 pm 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2014 5:13 pm
You may or may NOT recall that the last time I left you I was in search of the house with “the view”.....you know....the one with a view that over looks the Las Vegas strip...the one I risked life and limb to find. I should add that there are lots of lovely homes here in Vegas that have that… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 18, 2014 8:01 pm 
Updated: Feb. 24, 2014 12:17 am
Aloha from Las Vegas! I wanted to announce that I am hosting the 3rd annual Viva Las Vegas blowout on Saturday May 17, 2014 at my home in Las Vegas. If you have never attended one of these gatherings in various parts of the country, you are missing a real treat. Like many others who have… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 8, 2013 2:25 pm 
Updated: Sep. 30, 2013 7:40 pm
Anyone who knows me is amused (or is it bemused?) by my need for constant change. That need for change is mostly the housing variety.We buy a house/condo (usually the worst one in the best neighborhood we can afford). I tear it apart. I put it back together (well mostly). When it is just… MORE
 
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Jul. 25, 2013 11:09 am 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2013 7:56 pm
Aloha Oe, Aloha Oe, Until We meet again........Warmest Aloha All! It is getting close! Only 85 days until the Maui roundup. I am inviting one and all to meet us in Lahaina in West Maui on October 17, 2013. I hope you are planning on attending and saving your pennies for this Allrecipeeps… MORE
My bounty overlooking the Pacific
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Sunset from the Ka'anapali hillside 2011
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Las Vegas Blowout 2011
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The view from my nest on Maui...this makes me smile :)
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May 23, 2013 12:00 pm 
Updated: Jun. 15, 2013 11:49 am
Most mornings dawn clear and bright on West Maui. The tropical birds wake me before the sun comes up and I am grateful for the promise of another day in paradise.As it is on the mainland, my first stop of the day is to hit the switch on the coffee maker and while it is brewing, I scrounge… MORE
View from my Papakea nest with Molokai in the background
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my view of da Pacific and Molokai
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Dec. 9, 2012 11:49 am 
Updated: Dec. 16, 2012 7:10 pm
If you want to read blogs about happy times and Christmas cheer, this is NOT the one to read. I enjoy this holiday season the same way so many do, baking, cooking,  and decorating the house while listening to beautiful Christmas music. I am sorry to interfere with Christmas cheer but this… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 19, 2012 10:43 am 
Updated: Dec. 3, 2012 7:02 pm
As an Allrecipes Brand ambassador, I was asked to blog about my favorite Thanksgiving. For the life of me, I could NOT think of a favorite turkey day. In the middle of a restless night it finally came to me. I have had no favorite Thanksgiving days because every year, I am so excited about… MORE
Pumpkin Crunch Pie
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Out of this world Turkey Brine
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$2000. Pie crust ready for the freezer:)
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Oct. 14, 2012 8:09 am 
Updated: Dec. 5, 2012 11:45 am
Heads up all! It is 367 days until the Maui roundup. I am inviting one and all to meet us in Lahaina in West Maui on October 17, 2013. I hope you are planning on attending and saving your pennies for this Allrecipeeps gathering. So far, we have about 20 folks who have committed and we hope to… MORE
The view from my nest on Maui...this makes me smile :)
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Pina Coladas in paradise
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Mauigirl Ulupalakua Ranch Store Upcountry is one of my favorite places on da island. Maui no ka oi
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Sep. 7, 2012 2:12 am 
Updated: Sep. 21, 2012 6:49 pm
It seems like it was only a few months ago that I completed my assignments for the al fresco sponsor.....oops, maybe because it was just a few short months ago :) I can only guess that the great minds at al fresco were dazzled by the industriousness of the AllRecipes Brand Ambassadors.This… MORE
Caprese Sausage Bites
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mauigirl

Home Town
Olympia, Washington, USA
Living In
Lahaina, Hawaii, USA

Member Since
Feb. 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work

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About Me
I have been married for 43 years to the most amazing man on the planet. He is quiet and deliberate and I am NOT. We have one grown son (and his partner) that we adore. Because they work for the airlines they drop in on a flight frequently and we feel so lucky for that. We retired after 30 years at our careers from our native Olympia to Maui and now most recently retreated to Las Vegas to try to ride out this horrendous economy. We bought a small home here and I gutted it and am putting it back together, so I spend most of my time fine tuning the decorating and now I am plunging into a full tropical landscaping to remind us of our beautiful Maui. I miss the PNW, but NOT the weather. Miss the razor clams and the wild beaches of Washington and Oregon. Miss my friends too. Happy to have my friends from Allrecipes though. The four legged critter you see on my profile is a five year old yorkie/bichon who is the greatest little (9 lbs) girl ever. Quiet and calm, but so excited about life.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about anything...just mostly like the art of cooking and baking and sharing my art with friends and families. Love the smells that emanate from my kitchen and the familiar memories that come flooding back. The scents from my kitchen are probably my favorite thing in the house.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother used to like to make a big deal out of almost any holiday, so I have followed through with that tradition. Valentine's Day, Christmas, St. Paddy's day, Thanksgiving, Easter, Oscar night are just a few of my favorite cooking traditions. Birthday parties for all my loved ones are something I love to do too.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I mastered sauce bearnaise, or raviolis from scratch or my first perfect cheesecake or my first wedding catering job or meeting Julia Child (about 25 years ago).
My cooking tragedies
(See above) Well....Julia was so cranky and rude it ruined my love of her.....so I sold all my Julia Child cookbooks (some of them signed) at a garage sale for $1.00 apiece. Now I wish I would have kept them of course. I guess Julia was just having a bad day:( & I was foolish of course.
 
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