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Lela's Cooking Journey

 
Aug. 25, 2013 2:14 pm 
Updated: Aug. 28, 2013 6:32 am
I can just hear my mom saying, if your friends jump off a cliff, are you going to jump off a cliff? Friends can influence you in so many ways. Yes, I am not ashamed to say, I can be easily swayed by my All Recipes friends.        For those of you who know me, I had knee surgery on my right… MORE
Magic Bars II
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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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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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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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Apr. 9, 2012 4:52 am 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2012 5:56 pm
Would you like a fun activity for young children? Try making Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Dots. Or would you like a frozen treat that is only 80 calories?     My granddaughter and I made our own Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Dots. I mixed strawberry jam into the vanilla yogurt. We used a squeeze… MORE
Frozen Yogurt Dots
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Jan. 3, 2012 10:21 pm 
Updated: Jan. 8, 2012 7:41 am
It was a busy day. Let's go back before Christmas. Picture Christmas music playing in the background, me in my red apron. I made orange pizzelles, brownies, and now on to fudge making.----so I thought. I gathered all the ingredients for fudge, grabbed a sauce pan and started making fudge. I… MORE
I Love Lucy Chocolate Factory
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Chocolate Coconut Pretzel Balls
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Chocolate Covered Pretzels
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Dec. 2, 2011 9:33 am 
Updated: Dec. 10, 2011 7:49 pm
Although I think I make a pretty decent meatball, it could be better. As per the name of my blog "Lela's Cooking Journey", I am trekking along the Cooking Highway in search of a Great Meatball-the Holy Grail Meatball  to serve with spaghetti. I have contemplated questions and mulled over… MORE
Meatball Amore!
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Nov. 30, 2011 12:49 am 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2011 10:06 pm
A month has passed since my first blog. Since then I have met many special people here on AR who make you laugh-like Maui Girl, RoboGrandma, Gderr, and Terry. I shared a virtual margarita with Zeebee.  I learned so much from Baking Nana, King Sparta, Mother Ann, Cover Girl, Pam, SuperStarr and… MORE
Lucy Miss Mix-A-Lot or shall I say Lela Miss Mix-a-Lot
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Mother Ann's Cobbler Twaina-So Good!
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Rolls can be shaped into 18 large dinner rolls or 24 medium sized rolls.
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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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