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Diary of an Ex-Military Wife...Who loves to cook ;-)

Oct. 3, 2009 7:43 am 
Updated: Oct. 5, 2009 9:33 pm
Well, here it is.  Simple, but yummy.  This is my first run and I am sure it will evolve.  That is just me...I am sure that most of my guest will not care, they will just love the taste. Coming up next... starting the enchiladas MORE
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Oct. 3, 2009 12:20 am 
Updated: Oct. 4, 2009 9:54 pm
OK, here is the a pic, I was just playing....sooo needs some work.  I am just dead tired and the mousse is way to soft still.  Not sure about the strawberry will try something else or not split it up. We will see what I come up with at the crack of dawn! **YAWN** MORE
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Oct. 2, 2009 9:27 am 
Updated: Oct. 5, 2009 5:55 am
Well, my dinner party is almost 24 hours away...I am working on my project tonight and should have a picture posted for you all to see later tonight. Now, this is totally a girly thing, but I am going to have a manicure/pedicure before I start...lol  Yep, I think I deserve it. I have… MORE
Sep. 30, 2009 7:25 pm 
Updated: Nov. 6, 2009 9:10 pm
I decided that cooking is good therapy for me.  It takes my mind off of the mundane and the tragic.  As my little bio says...after almost 6 years of marriage, my husband who has been mostly gone decided that he did not want to be married anymore. Devastating to say the least. I… MORE
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About Me
I am native Texan (born & raised). who loves to cook. Fancy to simple, it matters not, I simply love to cook. I have a stressful job and I find cooking is the best stress reliever and truly a relaxing for me rather than a chore. I have been cooking since I was about 7 and always had a natural affinity and curiosity for it. I often experimented. Both my parents worked and my sister and I oftened fended for ourselves. So, I guess a great deal of it came from necessity at times, but once I started I couldn't stop.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes and do not stick to one thing. My favorite is probably desserts. I love to experiment!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Tamales! Every Christmas, we all get together and make tamales. If you don't help, you don't get any.
My cooking triumphs
Mastering the art of mexican cuisine. I am of hispanic descent, but very americanized. We definetly DO NOT eat mexican food every day in our house.
My cooking tragedies
Rolls! I used to make them so well and the last couple of times they have been "Ellie Mae" type rolls....I am still trying to get over it. ****UPDATE***finally got my roll groove back and found the best recipe...I have redeemed myself! HA!
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