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Jan. 7, 2010 6:57 pm 
Updated: Jan. 26, 2010 3:28 pm
Tonight was the night for Italy. What a night! I recieved a compliment from my husband, the likes of which, I would have never expected to fall from his mouth! But I'll get to that. Did you know that Italy's highest peak is Gran Paradiso which is 13,323 feet high? I didn't, either, but… MORE
What I see out my window! How could you not have a great day waking up to this? 1-7-10
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Twinkie Tiramisu, Trailer Trash Style!
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Sicilian Spaghetti or in this case...Whole Wheat Linguine!
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Caesar Salad, Chicken Picatta, Sicilian Spaghetti
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Jan. 4, 2010 1:16 pm 
Updated: Jan. 7, 2010 6:02 pm
After my last blog where I pubically announced that I wanted to write a book, I started to think..I know, I smelled the smoke myself...and then I thought some more and came up with an idea! My thought is that RV's are for travelling around, but I don't have a truck yet to pull mine. This is a… MORE
North Head Lighthouse on the cliff overlooking the ocean
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Waikiki Beach, Cape Disappointment State Park...Long Beach, Washington
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My RV Galley complete with dirty dishes!
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The space I have to create it all on! Look at it sideways!
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Dec. 30, 2009 4:24 am 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2010 3:30 pm
Let's see...this all happened on March 1, 2009. My life has forever been changed. I wanted to try an experiment of sorts and I almost have one year down and one more to go. I want to do the RV experiment for 2 years and then I'm out! A lot has happened over the last year, some of it good, some… MORE
My country music debut
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Dad and Dogs
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storm damage
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my Mandarin Orange No-Bake Cheesecake
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Dec. 26, 2009 8:43 am 
Updated: Jan. 20, 2010 12:32 pm
Yesterday was Christmas and we had been planning on smoking a prime rib for ages! With the help of his Majesty, I decided to write a blog on how to do this, as it's more technique than an actual recipe. First off, we NEVER use a gas barbeque...only charcoal for us. So His majesty got the… MORE
Getting the Smoker Ready for Prime Rib
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Chips Away
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Prime Rib down on the smoke
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A crucial BBQ ingredient...must consume many!!
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Dec. 23, 2009 6:17 pm 
Updated: Dec. 29, 2009 7:13 am
Today, I think, my husband got a brand new appreciation of what I am trying to do in here! He has been an extrememly good sport about everything this last week, I'll have to give him that. Yesterday I made Pumpkin Seed Beer Brittle using Pyramid's Audacious Apricot Ale...so good and I am happy… MORE
Blue Crown Banana Oat Muffins
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Orange Cream Fudge
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Dutch Apple Loaf
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sueb's Pumpkin Seed Beer Brittle
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Dec. 21, 2009 7:44 am 
Updated: Jan. 1, 2010 8:44 am
Ok, I need to do some more baking...I'm just going to make some chocolate bark and more mini loaves of bread...I found little ceramic loaf pans 2 for $1 at Micheal's Crafts. All of my shopping is done! Some of the presents are delivered because if we didn't do that, we would be pushed outta… MORE
Eastern Washington
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Queen of the Mountain
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Mickey Tree
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Peppermint Bark
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Dec. 15, 2009 5:54 am 
Updated: Dec. 23, 2009 10:13 am
Yesterday, my 4th anniversary, after 3 days of personal family drama, I finally decided I needed to pull outta my funk and get to baking...time's a wastin'! I started off wanting to make a pomegranate bread. I posted on the RE and someone had given me a link to a great sounding recipe… MORE
Cracker Candy
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Sugar Coated Pecans
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Pomegranate Bread--personal recipe
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Spumoni Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Dec. 8, 2009 9:12 am 
Updated: Dec. 25, 2009 6:20 pm
Decaf, one of my longtime friends on AR, asked me to blog about how my 12-string guitar got her name. I thought I would do so in the spirit of Christmas, as I got her about 2 years ago, around this time and how I got her renewed my faith in the kindness of my fellow man.   I know it… MORE
Our wedding picture
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The Louisiana Lady
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rheumatoid arthritis, left hand
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rheumatoid arthritis, right hand
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Dec. 4, 2009 5:23 pm 
Updated: Dec. 14, 2009 3:54 pm
I woke up this morning and I could see my breath...inside! Not cool! So a trip to Walmart and another heater later, I am able to get out of my shoes and sweatshirt and be in relative comfort. I went outside because the sky was turning black and snapped some pictures. We are gonna get pelted… MORE
Spicy Meatloaf with Chanterelles
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Weird looking sky
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My Backyard
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Spooky Cold Morning with The Dogs
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Nov. 25, 2009 5:25 pm 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2010 7:29 pm
Ok, I started that rv blog a while back and it was amazing that I had so many responses. I know several posters asked me to keep doing it, so I decided I would blog about the wonders of trying to get my portion of a Thanksgiving dinner done. Last week, my friend Sarah and I decided we would do… MORE
My pies and sweet potato casserole
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The Pain in the Backside Jello Layered Thing
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Blue Cranberry Sauce
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My beautiful morning!
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witchywoman

Home Town
Forks, Washington, USA
Living In
Woodland, Washington, USA

Member Since
Oct. 2007

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Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting

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About Me
I've been married to my husband for over 8 years. My husband is a cancer survivor. We live in SW Washington state by Mt. St. Helens, but I'm originally from Forks, the little town made famous by the Twilight movies. My blog is called Baked Lava www.bakedlava.com and I'm currently cooking my way around the world. I write a monthly column for our local newspaper called Life in an RV and that site is www.valleybugler.com. I've had my blog featured in Trailblazer Magazine. I love my recycled container garden and I love to create new recipes. I rarely follow a recipe to the letter, unless it involves baking. My husband & I don't have children unless you count the 4-legged variety...we have 4 of those: Puppa, Sasha, KiKi & Super Dave the Girl Cat. I am a prize-winning nature photographer.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have really a favorite thing to cook, per say...I'm not afraid to cook anything. I've recently taught myself how to can and make bread. I still have no great love of making cookies. I'm getting very well-versed in worldwide cuisine, as I'm cooking my way around the world. I love to create new recipes and rarely, anymore, do I have one that flops, but it does and will happen...the road to hell was paved with good intentions, or so they say. My favorite cuisine in this worldwide culinary adventure has been, so far, Belgium...fantastic food! I also am partial to Vietnamese, Korean, Azerbaijani and Hungarian cuisine...and Middle Eastern food kicks @ss!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is the weekly international meals that I prepare. The tradition is that my blog readers choose what country they would like to see from week to week and I cook an entire meal for 4 people with a budget of $20. Right now I am in the middle of my "Austerity" project where we are solely eating from the freezers and cupboards...you really have to creative to do this and I am making up recipes as I go...I have used a few AR recipes and credit back to them, though.
My cooking triumphs
I've had several of my original recipes published, I've had my blog featured in a magazine, I now write a monthly food column based on my blog for our local newspaper and I'm already one year into my cooking venture of Around the World in an RV. I am a Food Buzz featured publisher, I'm on PetitChef, RecipesUS and Foodista among many, many other cooking websites. I guess it's safe to say that due to my cooking, I have now ventured into the world of food blogging and into a smaller group of us fellow global food bloggers and I've made some amazing friends.
My cooking tragedies
There have been several and there aren't enough characters in the 1000 allotted to list them all down!
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States