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Lela's Cooking Journey

 
Mar. 24, 2013 12:19 pm 
Updated: Mar. 31, 2013 7:51 pm
The day started out with searching for my cake pans. I was making a cake for my son's birthday. Unfortunately, I realized my daughter had borrowed the pans. My 4 year old granddaughter came to the rescue by suggesting I use the heart pans I had found at the Goodwill store. Of course, her… MORE
My Granddaughter decorated a cake.
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Feb. 11, 2013 9:20 am 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2013 6:50 pm
I don't remember when it was that I first fell in love with lemons. Perhaps, it was those delectable lemon sandwich cookies my mom brought along when we all went on a picnic. I would eat them like an Oreo cookie. First, twist the cookie. Second, eat all the lemon cream. Last, chomp the… MORE
Easy Lemon Cookies
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Garlic Lemon Tilapia
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Strawberry Lemonade Slushie
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Jan. 14, 2013 6:18 pm 
Updated: Jan. 28, 2013 4:08 pm
Watching football always involves food. What a great way to spend a Saturday with my family, watching football and enjoying some good food. Excitement was in the air and there was plenty of food for all. Are you ready for some football? We were excited to watch a nail biting game with the… MORE
Shrimp
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Hot Wings
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Stromboli
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Guacamole
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Jan. 13, 2013 1:40 pm 
Updated: Sep. 15, 2014 4:38 pm
I didn't invent the method for crispy tostadas, but if you fry your tortilla shells, you know how messy that can be. So, don't pull out the frying pan. Here is the secret. Use your oven to make crispy tostada shells in less than 10 minutes. It will take longer to chop all the toppings than it… MORE
Crispy Tostada
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Dec. 22, 2012 7:36 am 
Updated: Dec. 31, 2012 6:28 pm
I love Christmas. It is my favorite time of the year. I love to sew. So, when I found a hanging kitchen towel to sew I was very excited. No cutting, just sewing.  It literally took me 10 minutes to sew these. Sewing the buttons took longer than the actual towel. I thought I would share this… MORE
Sew a Hanging Kitchen Towel
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Nov. 27, 2012 8:24 am 
Updated: Dec. 4, 2012 7:52 pm
Have you ever stumbled across a couple of recipes that blend well together to make a great recipe. How about a restaurant quality sandwich? One of my favorite grilled sandwiches was from The Cheese Factory Restaurant. Unfortunately, I think the grilled cheese sandwich is nixed from the… MORE
Amish White Bread Photo by Chestnut
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Awesome Grilled Cheese Sandwich THE SECRET: BAKED IN THE OVEN Photo by Cookin Mama
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Nov. 11, 2012 10:28 am 
Updated: Nov. 21, 2012 8:56 am
Yesterday, I was reading a buzz question from Allie Geek PI about washing grapefruit. AllieGeekPi question about washing grapefruit.Then, it just so happened I was going to make lemon bars today. I pulled out the lemons I bought and  a warning label caught my attention.  After viewing… MORE
Washing lemons with vinegar
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Oct. 31, 2012 8:18 am 
Updated: Oct. 31, 2012 3:33 pm
Are you needing a change in decorating your Halloween Cookies? Do you have little ones who want to help decorate your cookies?  At my house, there are always sugar cookies for the holidays. So this Halloween the fun begins with baking sugar cookies with my granddaughter. After you make the… MORE
Sugar Cookie Glaze
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My Granddaughter decorating Sugar Cookies
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Sep. 27, 2012 7:28 am 
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012 6:27 pm
For many years I had a small kitchen. You know the kind where only two people can fit and even then you bump into each other. I didn't have much counter space. When I moved into my new home, I put in the double ovens, the alder wood cabinets, the granite counter tops, and the four bar stools… MORE
My Kitchen
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Sep. 8, 2012 6:57 pm 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2012 6:35 am
I was intrigued by this particular baked Buffalo Chicken Recipe for 3 reasons. First, the chicken didn't splatter all over my oven. Second, the recipe calls for partially frying in a small amount of oil. Then, finish baking the chicken in the oven.  Third, the name Crispy Buffalo Chicken… MORE
Crispy Buffalo Chicken
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Lela

Member Since
Nov. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian

Hobbies
Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking

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About Me
I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
My favorite things to cook
I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
 
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