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Feb. 23, 2011 3:46 pm 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2011 10:04 am
Not even sure if this is where this belongs, but just and old lazy cooks suggestions. I love homemade bread, but am past the point of liking the kneading part of it.  When I bought my bread machine, I loved the ease of making the bread, but hated the shape of it.  Soooooooooooo, now I let my… MORE
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Seattle, Washington, USA
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Stanwood, Washington, USA

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Nov. 2006

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Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy

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About Me
I am 68, living in a retirement home, and happy as a clam at high tide! I live with my kitty Josie, and I work at a nursing/assisted living home as the "Suites cook". I prepare brunches 3 days a week, as well as special dinners an a occasional bake sale. I used to live at the place I work, and while I was getting well, baked cookies as often as I could. When I left, they created a job for me as their cook, and get payed for doing what I love. Go Figure!!!!!!! Enjoy sharing and reading recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, cakes, baked chicken with different seasonings, breads, and fried fish, and shell fish. Like to bake things that are basic, but that I can play with. Adjusting ingredients, spices, etc. However, I do best when I follow recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lefse, Swedish hot sauce, creamed cod with new potatoes, lots of cookies and goodies. Most of the above do not have recipes as they were handed down. Just think "Swedish"!!
My cooking triumphs
Feeding three kids and having them grow up healthy and happy.
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to mention. However, I'm sure I can relate to alot of mentioned ones.
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