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Adventures in food!! How many recipes can we make? 
Oct. 10, 2012 5:22 pm 
Updated: Oct. 20, 2012 4:14 am

I have decided that because I have so many cookbooks in my kitchen that it is time to clean them out! I am going to make someone at Goodwill very happy over the next year or so!

 Ever get in a food rut? Are you making the same dishes all the time? I am in one of those places right freezer and deep freezer are packed with so many different types of food and my cabinets are full of at least 30+ different types of spices. I could probably feed an Army (which I have done many, many times over during my husband's military career). 

My family is going to go on a food adventure or misadventure...depends on how you look at it! Over the years I have had a few kitchen mishaps and a TON of amazing dishes! This will be both trying and exciting for my my kids have grown up they have also come to be a little adventurous when it comes to food. I want my kids to grow up knowing how many wonderful types of food are out there to eat and how they can enjoy them.

I am not counting calories, I am not particularly watching my waistline or worried about the amount of butter I use (LOVE you Paula!!!). Eating different types of food is just like living in the military; you get the opportunity to be diverse and share that diversity with others! 

I am pretty adventurous and love to try new foods. My most recent dishes included alligator and shark (not together of course). So, lets get this party started!! I love to entertain both my family and friends...I am going to WOW them with my dishes, desserts and sides. My co-workers are going to love this adventure!!! 

Oct. 10, 2012 5:48 pm
not sure where you are located now, but try some black-tip shark and also monkfish. not at the same time. the shark kinda tastes like pork chops. the monk like lobster. oh, here's another...ruby red shrimp...tastes like crab/lobster. just a few off the top of my head. let us know what's cooking!
Oct. 10, 2012 6:01 pm
Thank you ladies!!! I am excited to see where this takes me. I have a book that I have been composing for my daughter when she goes out on her own. Hopefully it will be chock full of good family recipes so she can start her own family traditions someday. P.S. I am in Cincinnati, OH.
Oct. 10, 2012 6:21 pm
I will follow your culinary skills closely.
Oct. 10, 2012 6:47 pm
hi fister, i'm a tri-pod. but i cook. great tradion you are starting for your rug-rats.
Oct. 11, 2012 7:52 am
Enjoyed your blog. Please tell your husband - Thank you for your service to our country.
Oct. 20, 2012 4:14 am
Deepest thanks to your husband - looking forward to your shared kitchen adventures.
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About Me
I am a displaced military wife, finally putting down some permanent roots back in my hometown of Cincinnati, OH. In 7 years my family has moved 6 times!! In my years of moving, and all the different duty stations, it has made me a more diverse individual and eager to try new dishes. Finding authentic food items is a bit easier when you have a Jungle Jim's to frequent :) My name is Emily. I have two beautiful children and a wonderful husband. October 11, 2008, my husband was combat injured in Iraq. He was shot in the face by a sniper. We are a blessed family! He is still with us today. Because of the challenges our family has faced it has caused me to find more dishes that fit our new lifestyle and are quick to make. My husband has traveled the world and eaten many different types of food but always comes back to mine!! Nothing like some good home cooking :)
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake!! Some of my favorite things to make are pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie but I also just love to cook period. I love to create my own dishes and try them out on both my husband and my co-workers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family traditions are a pretty new thing for my family as we are still in the process of creating our own. One thing I am big on is spending as much time with family as possible!! I think something important when having family get togethers is good food. Food always seems to bring people together. My kids, husband and I always make cookies before the holidays. One of the new traditions I want to start is going down to a local homeless shelter and helping to feed them dinner. I think it is important for my children to see humility and generosity.
My cooking triumphs
I have burnt my share of dishes over the years!! Made the smoke alarms go off and even caused us to go out for dinner when a dish didn't turn out so well.
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