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Aug. 21, 2011 11:07 pm 
Updated: Aug. 24, 2011 11:46 am
In todays world so many our discovering that they are allergic to one or more foods.  If not allergic they may be intolerant to the point that they can't eat it.  As a parent of one child who has been blessed with allergies (dairy,egg, and nuts) being the big ones nearly two years ago I've… MORE
People keep denying me cupcakes. Meanies.
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Mar. 3, 2011 6:06 pm 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2011 8:25 pm
Sweet Potatoes for my Sweet Potaters I am a mother of two young children a 5 year old daughter and a two year old son.   My daughter has always been below weight and fights us like crazy at meal time.  My two year old used to eat everything until he started being like big… MORE
Honey Topped Sweet Potato
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Feb. 22, 2010 9:29 pm 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2011 6:08 pm
     Lately I have been thinking about the recipes that started me on my journey to being a good home cook.  The skills and recipes that my parents had taught me.  My Mom was the main cook in our family of six, yet my Dad would often step up to the stove with a… MORE
Hamburger Enchiladas
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Melissa Wilson Martin

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Payson, Utah, USA
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Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA

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About Me
I am a former school librarian and history teacher. Now I stay at home with my daughter and son. After I quit working I started cooking and looking up recipes to fill the void. 20 pounds later I'm actually trying to cut back. But, now try and find healthier options.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are main meals. I can't have the same thing in a month's time. Why should I if there are so many options out there? My new favorite thing to do is make spaghetti from scratch instead of a bottle. My world has definitely improved since this wonderful discovery.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cheez Whiz on celery at Thanksgiving. It's the small memories from childhood that mean a lot to me. I also remember making Christmas candy trays for friends and neighbors during the Christmas season. So I always try and make something homemade to give to neighbors during the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
I won the church Halloween dessert bake-off. A French Apple Pie. Actually won in the apple category and the best tasting desert. Finally making my first real meal of enchilada's taste good enough to eat.
My cooking tragedies
My best friend and I attempted to make a cake from scratch not from a box. It came out lop sided and really ugly especially after we tie dyed frosted it, and named it the ugly cake. Tasted awful to.
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