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Lela


Lela
 
Home Town: Colorado, USA
Living In: Colorado, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking
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Jul. 26, 2014 8:35 am 
Updated: Jul. 31, 2014 4:27 am
This month, Barilla was the sponsor for the All Recipes Ambassadors. I was happy that Barilla was a sponsor because I always buy Barilla pasta.  I have used Barilla pasta for years as you can tell by my pantry. Besides, my family loves pasta as well as my dogs! (I miss my canines, Jessie and… MORE
 
 
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From The Blog:  Lela's Cooking Journey
  
Pancakes with applesauce and raisins from AR Mexico
About this Cook
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.
Recipe Reviews 87 reviews
Sweet and Sassy Popcorn
I cut the recipe in half, cutting the ingredients down to a fourth would be better. The popcorn was very sticky and the heat was not what I was expecting.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2014
Cream Cheese Shortbread
I had trouble with the dough being too sticky even though I tried to use a small amount of the milk. I tried refrigerating the dough. I ended up rolling the dough between two sheets of waxed paper sprinkled with powdered sugar. When I baked the shortbread, even though I used parchment paper the bottom was very brown. After tasting the shortbread, it was like a biscuit.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2014
Grilled Salmon Greek Pitas
My family liked the salmon. I think the yogurt added a lot of flavor to the salmon as well as the lemon.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2014
 
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