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Feb. 13, 2010 7:37 am 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2010 6:16 am
The Way to Their Hearts        I have discovered the way to their hearts.  Well okay, when I say “discovered”, I guess I mean finally discovered.  And just for myself, not for everybody.  It was kind of like “discovering” a breathtaking view in another… MORE
Cherries bathing in port wine
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The Stuffing
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Port Wine Black Cherry ingredients
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Jan. 28, 2010 9:21 pm 
Updated: Jan. 29, 2010 1:07 pm
Martini Scallops 1/28/2010   I cannot believe we are already approaching the 3rd completed week of Atkins, and not even one day of torture!  The pounds are sliding off like a painless miracle.  I wore my formerly tight jeans today (tight, like, I couldn't fit coins… MORE
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Jan. 23, 2010 9:31 am 
Updated: Jan. 23, 2010 6:39 pm
1/23/2010   Wow, have things have changed in our home!  Three weeks ago, when I finished making dinner, Paul and I would go sit down in front of the TV and feeding time would commence.  We were aware of eating good food, but all single bites blurred together with the ultimate… MORE
Chinese Tea Eggs
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Lamb Shank, Spicy Turnips, Sliced Almond Salad
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Jan. 16, 2010 6:32 pm 
Updated: Jan. 17, 2010 7:05 am
1/16/2010   Discovering Allrecipes.com has been an incredible inspiration to me and my quest for flavorful, healthy cooking.  The wonderful, knowledgeable people on the exchange, the incredibly helpful and creative staff, and all the others who are kind and generous enough to… MORE
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Jan. 14, 2010 6:58 pm 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2010 3:48 pm
Cabernet Steak   I don't think cooking with alcohol gets enough attention in the world of dieting.  It can add such depth and flavor that to overlook it, I think, is truly a mistake.  From what I've learned from several unnamed resources, drinking wine can cause… MORE
Marinating the Steaks
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Cabernet Steak Dinner
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Jan. 12, 2010 6:16 pm 
Updated: Jan. 18, 2010 12:24 pm
1/12/2010   Dinner is the meal I like to take the most care with.  Paul and I love food.  We love buying it, looking at it, preparing it, smelling it and, of course, eating it.  Dinner is our every day meal together as a family, and whether we eat it at the table or in… MORE
 
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Jan. 12, 2010 2:45 pm 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2010 6:29 am
1/12/2010   One of the fabulous things that I am learning about eating healthy is that I don't have to sacrifice flavor or texture in the foods that are good for me to eat.  No more watery, or rubbery fat free dairy and cheese.  I can eat the skin on the chicken and have the… MORE
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Jan. 12, 2010 7:54 am 
Updated: Jan. 23, 2010 6:08 pm
1/12/2010   I wasn't going to blog about weight loss.  It's blogged to death, right?  Well, the reason I've changed my mind is this:  I have devised a plan to make getting healthier more appealing to myself (Krystal), my husband (Paul) and anyone else who happenes to find… MORE
The Happy Omelet
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Cookin' Fool

Home Town
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

Member Since
Nov. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Gardening, Reading Books

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About Me
I am a SAHM. My love of cooking has blossomed in the last 4 years or so. Now I have the bug, and can't seem to get enough of it. I am a Cookin' Fool..:-)
My favorite things to cook
I'm finding I love to cook dinner items the most; slow cooking, sauteing, stir frying, occasional casseroles, soups and stews, etc. Also, Diabetes runs in my family, so I'm always on the look out for new diabetic friendly recipes, or adapting existing ones with low carb/sugar ingredients. Xylitol has become my blood-sugar friendly sweetener of choice, because it isn't a fake sugar. But I will also use raw agave syrup and Splenda blends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My sister puts on a big Christmas Eve party every year and I have adopted the tradition for my own home earlier in the month of December. Traditional dishes include; spiral ham, stuffed shells, Auntie El's cocktail meatballs, Heather's chocolate rum cake, Bananas Foster Bread, Irish Cream bread, Oreo trifle...and the list goes on.
My cooking triumphs
My Auntie Hola's Salsa Bread (my great niece, Kaylen, calls me by this name) I have come up with some delicious dishes on my own, but never thought I'd have the cooking skills to make my own bread from scratch. Let alone my own recipe! It's the kind of flavor that makes your eyes roll back in your head with delight when you bite into a freshly baked, buttered slice. Mmmmmmmmmmm..:-)
My cooking tragedies
There are too many to list. But that's how we learn, right?
 
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