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Jun. 13, 2013 11:17 am 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2013 9:08 am
High Altitude Baking and CookingThis week I am going to preview a recipe that I found on the website called “Lori’s White Bread Cake” which I adjusted for high altitude bakers.  This cake is a twelve cup pound cake that has shortening in it instead of butter.   Make sure that you are using a… MORE
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Jun. 8, 2013 2:58 pm 
Updated: Jun. 15, 2013 8:29 am
High Altitude Cooking and Baking Hi my name is Cammy and I live in Rio Rancho, NM which is a suburb of Albuquerque.  I would like to make the following disclaimers:  1) I am not a home economist and 2) I do not work with anyone or anything that has something to do with high altitude cooking… MORE
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May 24, 2013 3:03 pm 
Updated: Jun. 15, 2013 8:46 am
I am thinking about starting a blog on cooking and baking for people who live in higher altitudes.  Before I start though, I was wondering if there was any interest in this subject.   The blog would offer some high altitude baking and cooking insights along with tried and true recipes based on… MORE
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Apr. 23, 2013 2:38 pm 
Updated: Apr. 27, 2013 7:37 pm
I was in the new Target store here in Albuquerque, when it occurred to me that I needed to buy some birthday cards for all of the birthdays in May.  It seems like just about everyone I know is born in either May or September.  So as I selected a card for each person on my list, I was heading… MORE
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Jun. 4, 2012 3:56 pm 
Updated: Jun. 7, 2012 6:06 am
Some of you may had read my blog about "Life with Adela".  Adela was my mother-in-law who had Alzheimer's and lived with us for a while.  Adela died on Friday May 25, 2012.  She was 89. Adela had slipped into a coma earlier in the week and they had called me on Wednesday to tell me that she… MORE
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Apr. 19, 2012 9:16 pm 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2012 12:55 pm
Thirty five years ago they said I would not live to see my 55th birthday and they were wrong.  My birthday is tomorrow April 20th.  And unless I die in my sleep, which I doubt very much, I will live to see it!   God works in strange and mysterious ways.  I never thought I would live this long.… MORE
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Jan. 21, 2012 7:16 am 
Updated: Jan. 22, 2012 1:32 pm
Wednesday they put Adela on Hospice.  Adela has Alzheimer's and is the final stage.   Adela was living with us here at home.   It was the right thing to do.  She had stopped eating and drinking for the most part and has become totally incontinent.  She sleeps about 20 to 23 hours a day and… MORE
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Dec. 22, 2011 10:29 am 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2011 9:24 pm
I blogged on this subject once before.   Christmas is the anniversary of Christ's birthday.  So, it has been the tradition of this family to make the baby Jesus a birthday cake.  The cake is served at our Christmas dinner with one birthday candle, and the lights are lowered and we sing the… MORE
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Dec. 17, 2011 2:44 pm 
Updated: Dec. 18, 2011 2:19 pm
I stood at the shipping counter at the Staple's office supply store and watched as the 13 boxes were weighed and the costs were calculated to ship them to the 11 states where my family and close friends were located.  As the last box was weighed and the total "damage" to my wallet and budget… MORE
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Nov. 30, 2011 6:17 pm 
Updated: Dec. 3, 2011 8:18 pm
Today, and every Wednesday for the last two months, have been my pottery day.   I had on my "bucket list" the desire to learn how to throw a pot.  Then a few months ago there was a "Groupon" to take a class and learn how to throw a pot.  Classes were every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m..… MORE
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About Me
I am a semi-retired regulatory bank compliance auditor. I own my own auditing company. I retired from the FDIC as an examiner in 2007. I did this so I would not have to travel too much since it is hard to cook in a hotel room. I am involved with a wonderful man and he helps me in the kitchen. He does not mind doing the dishes!! Whatta man!!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. You name the baked good and for the most part I have made it sometime in my life. I like making pies, cookies, cakes and quick breads. I also dabble at bread even though my significant other does not like bread that much. Since I am diabetic, I hardly ever eat what I make, but I have a very willing taster in the house.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Christmas are my two favorite things to work on. Somewhere between planning the Thanksgiving meal to the last touches on Christmas candy and cookies I love that part of the season. Thanksgiving was always a wonderful holiday when I was growing up as well as Christmas. These were times when my Mom made a big "to-Do" over the holidays. I was always her sous chef at these times.
My cooking triumphs
I would say my biggest triumph was when I was selling my Jumbo Chocolate Chip cookies to two delis here in Albuquerque. At one time I was making 300+ cookies each weekend in my house and taking them to the deli's. Because I was traveling just about every week, I got to the point that the cookies were taking up all of my time on the weekends so I stopped. Now my triumph is making the ten different types of candy and six different types of cookies that I send out as gifts to family, friends, and clients.
My cooking tragedies
I have a plethora of tragedies. The worst ones that I can remember was when I made a quick bread and did not put any sugar in it. It was gross. My worst cooking incident occurred as a new cook when I left the giblets and neck in the turkey and the turkey caught on fire. Needless to say, we have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that night as the turkey, while smoked :-) was no longer edible.
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