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Aug. 30, 2009 4:26 pm 
Updated: Sep. 9, 2009 11:41 pm
OK, it's the last day of August, and I would say, for the most part, I succeeded in my challenge. My BF took me out to dinner one time, and picked up KFC one time. Other than that, NO eating out, not even for lunch. The only items we picked up at the grocery store were refrigerated items (and… MORE
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Aug. 21, 2009 7:57 pm 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2009 4:29 pm
Still no pics, sorry. I'll try to get some up eventually. I'm having issues getting them from the camera to the computer. I'm making a point to grab stuff out of the pantry and use what's in there. Go me! I was reading an article this week and it said something about using more positive… MORE
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Aug. 15, 2009 7:09 pm 
Updated: Aug. 19, 2009 4:21 pm
No pictures, sorry. The batteries were dead in my camera so I borrowed my sons and I'm not smart enough to upload them onto the computer. A few days this week were really a challenge. Not for lack of food, by any means. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were horrible. But, thanks to my wonderful… MORE
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Aug. 6, 2009 3:53 pm 
Updated: Aug. 13, 2009 12:14 pm
OK, so the first few days have been pretty easy, of course that's to be expected. I don't really expect it to get difficult until week 4. My wonderful, loving children cleaned out the fridge for me and threw away a container of leftover spiral ham. Sooo sad. I had big plans for it. Well,… MORE
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Aug. 2, 2009 10:33 am 
Updated: Aug. 22, 2009 7:18 pm
So, this month, I'm trying to not spend money unless it's absolutely necessary. I'm horrible about tossing out leftovers and letting produce go to waste. So this month, I'm ONLY buying fresh items...milk, eggs, fruits and veggies - maybe bread. I really think I have enough food in the house… MORE
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Jul. 4, 2009 7:51 am 
Updated: Aug. 19, 2009 10:25 am
I went to Ohio to visit my family in May. While I was there, I found the coolest stuff ever. Backtrack for a sec....my Nanny was an amazing cook, she passed away 14 years ago. The only thing I ever wanted was her recipes. Everyone else in the family got her quilts and things like… MORE
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Tipp City, Ohio, USA
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Midland, Texas, USA

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About Me
I'm a single mom with 2 active boys, one just left for college so now I need to learn to cook for 2. I love to use my slowcookers (I have 5 of them, 6 if you count the mini crock) and my bread machine gets used quite often as well.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything that my boys will eat. Most of the meals that I cook at home are fairly easy with common ingredients. We have such a busy schedule that most of our meals need to be fairly quick and easy. Although, on occasion, I do enjoy cooking something a little more complicated when time permits.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas my entire family gets together to make tons of cookies. All of my aunts, cousin's, their kids, my papaw and close friends. Since I live halfway across the country and haven't been able to participate for several years, I started having my own "cookie day" with my friends and their children. I love having everyone over and the smell of all the baking cookies is so homey and comforting.
My cooking triumphs
I consider any meal that my pickiest eater will eat to be a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I'm sure we've all done this...I was cooking a special meal for a special person in my life and accidentally turned up the wrong burner and burned the main meal to the point that it's inedible. I HATE it when that happens. LOL
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