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Cooking and Baking with Ma Bott

Gone But Not Forgotten 
Jun. 4, 2012 11:37 am 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2012 1:28 pm
"Dear Allrecipes.com,
I have been gone but I have not forgotten you. My home-cooked meals went by the wayside, but like all things have come full circle. Like most good friends I hope we can pick up where we left off because I have, indeed, missed you. I feel my family missing your presence as well and we shall power on to become reaquainted.


Yes, I have been missing from this wonderful land of recipes and food camaraderie, but intend to return to it. Having a family, a job and a million different interests seems to take up my time. Desperate to return to well-cooked and nutritional meals for my 21 month old and my husband I will be on here once again. I haven't completely gone by the wayside. A co-worker and I went halvsies on a farm-to-table co-op in which we receive a massive box every Wednesday of local produce picked from farms in the area that very morning. I cannot stress the difference the freshness makes in cooking. Roasting my vegetables in olive oil on a baking sheet with salt and pepper has become a simple pleasure of late and one that I will be sure to continue throughout the harvest season. Tonight's menu is still up in the air given that it is grocery shopping time. Usually this is Sunday, but we had company last night so any summertime, fresh harvest dinner ideas are welcome!
Jun. 5, 2012 9:03 pm
Welcome home Kristy!
Jun. 6, 2012 10:16 am
Thank you Raedwulf!
Jun. 6, 2012 8:05 pm
I made this tonight with a few additions. A very quick and easy weeknight dinner that you could use up some more of your veggies http://allrecipes.com/recipe/bell-peppers-and-pasta/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=pepper%20pasta&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1
Jun. 17, 2012 1:28 pm
Thank you MI$$DREA!
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I'm a 32 year old wife, mother and environmental educator.Food is amazing to me. My friends think I have a genuine relationship with any meal I eat. My husband brings good southern food to the table and I bring what I've learned of Italian cooking into the household. My mother never cooked, so I learned out of necessity. I'm told I'm an excellent baker. I learned from my Great Grandma Frabott who's mother was from Florence, Italy. I'm very proud of my Italian and Scotch/Irish heritage and the wonderful recipes that have been passed down to me.
My favorite things to cook
Multi-Cheese Stuffed Shells in Marinara Sauce; Carrot Cake Cupcakes; Fish (It is really easy to cook after you get over feeling like you're going to mess it up); and Chicken Dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Great Grandma's family is from Florence, Italy and they passed down some fabulous Italian recipes....I love Pizzelles at christmas time!
My cooking triumphs
I know it's funny, but.....carmelizing apples without overcooking them.....and pork chops without making them like a thin pork jerky.
My cooking tragedies
The roast chicken that ended up on the driveway (oh it was a horrible accident), carmelized apples that somehow got left cooking too long. I'm sure I'll add more to this list.
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