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Grandma who was never a mother

 
Jun. 15, 2014 3:31 pm 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2014 10:47 am
OK let's get real. This may be the land of the free and the home of the brave but nothing comes free. Occasionally someone decides to go on a rant about the Allstars program calling us names and complaining about a barrage of blogs about a single product or an onslaught of pictures of the… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 26, 2013 10:05 am 
Updated: Apr. 1, 2013 5:11 pm
There have been quite a few requests on the buzz asking about Easter plans and requesting suggestions. I thought it might be easier to create a blog where everyone can post their plans and, by reading others' plans, get suggestions for their own celebrations. I am not cooking for Easter… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 22, 2012 12:32 pm 
Updated: Nov. 26, 2012 7:06 pm
The pies and are baked and chilled, the turkey spent the night in Citrus Turkey Brine and is in the oven and potatoes, Shredded Brussels Sprouts and stuffing will be finished soon. I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner and am thankful that I have the means and the ability to put… MORE
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Nov. 1, 2012 7:20 pm 
Updated: Nov. 3, 2012 7:12 am
October is such a fun month. In upstate New York it can bring just about anything weather-wise. This year was no exception with fabulous foliage, warm beautiful sunny days and, just in time for a Halloween trick, Hurricane Sandy. Sandy sounds so fun and innocuous but for many she was… MORE
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Oh, goody, caramel corn!
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May 10, 2012 7:29 am 
Updated: May 21, 2012 5:40 pm
I didn't have time to cook on Tuesday because I was busy meeting President Obama!When my niece called me on Sunday evening I was bursting with excitement but, for the most part, I had to keep the incredible news to myself. My wonderful niece, Liz Reiter, had arranged for my… MORE
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President Barack Obama shaking my little Hailie's hand!
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About Me
A few years ago I had the opportunity to go to culinary school and loved every minute of it. So after nearly 20 years working as a paralegal, I took the plunge and changed careers. I was the baker at a "corporate dining" facility feeding the construction workers who are building a microchip manufacturing plant. I earned much less but I loved every minute of it - even though those minutes started at 5 AM! Now I am back to work as a paralegal albeit only part-time but I have also taken custody of two little angels who were in a violent and abusive home. I also volunteer by cooking at a small local hospice. I wish I could foster a new career for myself and others as a "Food Therapist". My efforts will not cure these people but I have found that I can provide enjoyment and the boost that a meal can bring. At the same time, the enjoyment I get is at least equal to their enjoyment of my efforts.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything but baking is my passion.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday meals with ALL the extras. Too much food for anyone to eat everything. I can't wait to pass the holiday traditions on to my granddaughters who are already Grandma's best helpers!
My cooking triumphs
I love the fact that even though our mother was a good cook and my five sisters are all good cooks, everytime I bring somethng new to family get-togethers, I am always asked to bring it again!
My cooking tragedies
My mother did a lot of cooking without recipes so I thought that's just what you did. One time when I was about 12, I was home alone and decided to make a pie. The crust was really not edible. Decades later, I still remember that pie!
 
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