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Nov. 17, 2009 6:39 pm 
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009 7:09 am
Tonight I was in the mood to create...I found beautiful 13-15 count jumbo shrimp at the store and brought them home and then I was at a loss as to what to do with them. I posted on the recipe exchange and got wonderful recommendations, but they just weren't what I was looking for. I wandered… MORE
The fridge!
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The bacon!
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The shrimp before the oven
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country apple dumplings
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Nov. 12, 2009 10:38 am 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2009 6:09 am
Ever since I was a little kid, I've hated ketchup! I don't know why, I've tried it several times through-out the years and I just want to gag every time I taste it. I do not have a bottle in my fridge, I use other stuff in meatloaf or other recipes that call for ketchup. BBQ sauce is a great… MORE
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Nov. 3, 2009 8:41 am 
Updated: Apr. 14, 2010 6:55 pm
This is my first attempt at a blog, so I hope I do this right and it's not boring! Last March I decided that I would purchase an rv and live in it as my husband is an electrician and is on the road most of the time. The thought behind the plan was that with our house expenses here and his… MORE
the new and improved fifth wheel
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the two big dogs
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Super Dave the Girl Cat and her hot pink harness
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Grilled Gorganzola Stuffed Sirloin Burgers--one thing I created in an rv!
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Forks, Washington, USA
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Woodland, Washington, USA

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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 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 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 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