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Ventures and Adventures in Cooking & Life!

 
Jun. 3, 2010 1:16 pm 
Updated: Jun. 3, 2010 3:00 pm
Well, my five yr old grandson in staying till Sunday evening. So far, on day one, we have had lunch, walked in the woods, gone to park and played on gym play equipment, caught little perch at the pond using hot dogs for bait, fed bread to the geese. Then discovered that the Jack Russell MORE
 
 
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May 27, 2010 10:57 am 
Updated: May 28, 2010 3:33 pm
Oh, what a great time was had at Shaun's going-away gathering. The smoked chicken and ribs were yum! As you may be able to see in photo collage I have procured a Party Tent...weather forcast that day was 70% rain and the summer forcast is for 100% sun & heat ! Turned out that the… MORE
 
 
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May 7, 2010 11:18 am 
Updated: May 27, 2010 10:26 am
Wow! It was a looong winter & I am so ready for summertime. Already planning the weekend get-togethers with good foods and good friends. I planted what I dubbed my " Tankie Garden" cause it doesn't disturb the ground (much !) in the RV park! Planted tomato plants and several v MORE
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Dec. 13, 2009 11:08 pm 
Updated: Dec. 31, 2009 5:28 pm
This is my first Christmas as a fulltime RVer...and I'm having a tough time with No Christmas Baking ! In my"former life" I started daily baking of cookies,candies,and treats before Thanksgiving.By the week of Christmas I had gift baskets full of goodies for family and friends. This weekend it… MORE
The Crew..weekly cookout in Louisiana
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Florida Keys in March 2009
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RockingItCountryStyle

Living In
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Member Since
Oct. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Quilting, Gardening, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Photography

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About Me
I love to cook and bake. I regularly grill and cook for the "crew" of friends. My husband's work requires that we relocate about every 6 months so we live in our RV with two( oops, now three !)dogs that own us and one odd parakeet.Cooking in an RV for 15-30 people enabled me to become quite the expert on the outdoor grill,but I'm still struggling with the smoker that I JUST HAD TO HAVE lol.
My favorite things to cook
My favs change each day !! Just depends on my mood at the time.Sometimes I'm really into party foods and tailgate specialties;then I will be all about baking from scratch,giving away cakes and breads with "one slice missing"( I have to sample,right?).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Probably not really a tradition just that I always make all the holiday meals from starters to desserts..jus' cause by the time everyone wants this and that and puts in thier request I'm doing the whole meal!! And since I'm a "southern" cook and my hubby is 'yankee" it always means two different stuffings and multiple "must-have" sides!
My cooking triumphs
I dunno if it's a triumph but I make the best meatloaf and steaks that rival any fancy steakhouse !! One year I was on my cheesecake kick and made several flavors each day for about 3 months!I baked the cookies from scratch to grind into crumb crusts(never graham!).My hubby bought a second commercial fridge just for all the cheesecakes "setting up"!
My cooking tragedies
Altho I have watched and noted ALL the secrets to perfect pie doughs I cannot make a pie crust!I once went thru 20 pounds of flour determined to succeed....now I just buy Pillsbury ReadyCrusts !!
 
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