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Mar. 9, 2011 5:31 am 
Updated: Mar. 21, 2011 6:30 am
These are an adaptation of the play dough cookies found here on All Recipes. I thought it would be fun to make St. Patrick's Day cookies using this same dough. I love all the colors of the rainbow in these, they are so bright and vibrant! I give a full tutorial on my blog, and even a video t MORE
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May 26, 2010 6:25 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2010 2:12 pm
Back in 2001, I found a recipe for taco seasoning mix in a book of master mixes. Prior to that, I had always used envelopes of taco seasoning that you get at the grocery store, but all that changed after making my own. I haven't bought a taco seasoning packet since.  There's nothing… MORE
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May 22, 2010 6:44 am 
Updated: May 24, 2010 6:10 am
Last summer was the first time I made pizza on the grill. I watched several You Tube videos and read a few websites before starting. Making pizza on the grill reminds me of stir frying in that you should have all your ingredients at the ready, because like stir frying, the actual cooking part… MORE
pizza cooked on the grill
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About Me
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, especially cookies and cakes. :) I love cooking too, but I like to experiment, which can occasionally mean take out! ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in the convenience food era. My parents were divorced and I was a latch key kid. There weren't a whole lot of home cooked meals in my childhood, but lots of packaged and frozen goods. I try to make dinner every night for my family, though sometimes it's take out due to sports activities, etc. I'm envious of those that have their grandmother's recipes, I don't have anything like that.
My cooking triumphs
i've created a few recipes of my own, one I even won a contest for :) I love experimenting and finding new ways to combine flavors. I feel triumphant every time I bring something to my neighbors, they always give me rave reviews!
My cooking tragedies
I try to prepare whatever I can early in the day, so that the hectic afternoon is less... well, hectic! I tend to be pretty frugal, so I'm always pantry diving. I also menu plan every week, it saves me from A) running to the store in the middle of the week and B) getting take out.
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