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Lela's Cooking Journey

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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Jun. 13, 2012 11:10 am 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012 5:20 am
Where has Lela Been? It's summer, time to play ball. Or shall I say, time to watch my little granddaughter play T-Ball for the first time.  This photo makes me smile because her baseball cap is too big and her shirt is down to her knees. Tori is the little one standing next to the… MORE
Glitzy Head Band
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Yellow Hair Bow
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Apr. 27, 2012 8:26 am 
Updated: May 10, 2012 1:34 am
Here is a fun recipe called Drawing Dough for your kiddos.     My four year old granddaughter stayed with us for a week while her parents went out of town to a wedding.  Of course we had lots of fun. We went to Walmart to get the supplies for our art project.     After all that shopping, we… MORE
Drawing Dough
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My Granddaughter creating a masterpiece.
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Yellow Rose
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Mar. 6, 2012 8:18 am 
Updated: May 22, 2012 6:47 am
What happened to teaching kids how to sew and cook in school?  Is sewing a lost art? Nowadays, at least here in the local schools home economics isn't offered anymore. Sewing is a skill that has been part of my life since I was young. I was first introduced to sewing when I was around 8 or 9.… MORE
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Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian

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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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