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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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Dec. 31, 2014 9:38 am 
Updated: Jan. 4, 2015 3:26 pm
Who knew an oven roaster and a slow cooker could be my best friends. One of the ovens, (double oven) will not keep the heat after I used the self cleaner. The repairman said never, never use the self-cleaning feature. After the repairman fixed the oven, it worked for about three months. I… MORE
 
 
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From The Blog:  Lela's Cooking Journey
  
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 108 reviews
Mini Dessert Tacos
I loved these mini tacos and so did my husband. He ate four of the fruit filled delights. A beautiful little bite of cinnamon and fruit. I used a flower shaped 3 inch metal cookie cutter since I didn't have a round cookie cutter. This recipe was an easy recipe to make and I would make these again. Perhaps, a cute dessert for a brunch, bridal shower or a tea party for my little granddaughter.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2015
Super Sunday Waffles
A buttery waffle, not too sweet and just the way my husband likes them.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2015
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast
We loved the vegetables. The chicken was good. I used extra chicken broth and I also used bone in chicken breasts. Be careful not to over bake this or it will come out dry. I would check the chicken at 30 minutes and 5 minutes after that until the thermometer reads 165ยบ.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2015
 
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