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Lela's Cooking Journey

 
Jun. 15, 2013 11:17 pm 
Updated: Nov. 16, 2013 10:35 am
When summer rolls around, it is time to cook outdoors. Nix slaving over a hot stove and grill outdoors. My family enjoys eating a sit down dinner, great conversation and delicious grilled food.     Here are few highlighted recipes from some meals I made this summer.  We celebrated Father's… MORE
Fajita Seasoning
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Lela's Fourth of July Potato Salad
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Kansas City Style Pork Back Ribs
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Grilled Baked Potatoes
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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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May 31, 2012 8:31 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2012 3:41 am
I like to eat light during the summer. Here are some places to go for low calorie recipes. Does anyone have any other low calorie sites they would like to share? AR has low calorie menus: You do have to be a supporting member to save the menus.Low Calorie Menus 1200 CaloriesHere is a menu… MORE
Losing Weight
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Mar. 11, 2012 12:39 pm 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2012 7:27 am
Jumbo Hamburger BunsMy Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls recipe makes wonderful bread. Not just because it came from my Grandma, but because:You could probably shape the rolls into any kind of roll you like.The roll recipe is a quick riser in that it takes 30 minutes for the first rise and 30… MORE
Jumbo Hamburger Buns-Grandma Rita's Butter Roll Recipe
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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
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KFC Coleslaw Knock Off by Baking Nana
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Mar. 5, 2012 10:08 am 
Updated: Mar. 6, 2012 5:16 pm
Who would ever thought I would ever eat Sushi. Not me!  Raw tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab, and eel- I thought, not my thing. However, I ate Sushi and now I like it! My Family went to a small Japanese restaurant called Mo Mo's West Sushi Bar. I was reluctant to go; however, it was my husband's… MORE
Lela's Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
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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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