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Keep the Momentum! 
Apr. 1, 2011 4:57 pm 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2011 5:12 pm
Blog posts seem to go into oblivion once they get to page three. The links on this will take you to the posts that have been and are still active. If you have participated in these posts, these links will help you keep track of them. Just paste them into your word processor and you will have ready access to continue following them.

Whether or not you know Cindy Lepp, leave a note for her and her family. They are going through a rough time and need the support of the AR folks and anyone else that would be kind enough to extend a hand in friendship. Here’s the link. <

Some AR folks have left notes at Caring Bridge, as well. Perhaps you would, also.<

Redneck Gramma has a special recipe in tribute to The Lepp Family. It’s very unique. If you would add your own review, that would be a nice tribute to Redneck Gramma who has kept The Lepps foremost in our thoughts during this time. Here’ the link.

Lady Sparkle is compiling all of the AR activity regarding Lepps into a book for the family. This is going to be a huge project for her so, if you can, give her your support in some way. Here’s the link.<

And Carrie is exploring ways to offer support for the Lepps, also. She has two posts regarding her effort. Read this one first.<
Read this link second.<

This link will take you to the marathon party. It’s a lot of reading and a lot of gut splitting laughs.;Page=1&amp;msg=cs<

Update 3/2: Here's a link that GoodEatNZ just told me about. Thanks GoodEatNZ!<
Apr. 1, 2011 8:50 pm
Great job, Mike! I have thread numbers scribbled all over my desk! Thanks for putting them all in one place for easy reference/clicking! There is one more I would like to mention! What started with Lady Sparkle posting ten of the 'faceless' recipes, wound up with (by grace of the hard work of others) over 120 'faceless' recipes quickly getting photoed. Here's the link:
Apr. 1, 2011 9:32 pm
Hi Mike!! Aren't you just the Most:) No wonder you are still married to your girlfriend! How kind of you to take time out of your day and just help us all keep in touch with our AR Family all in one nicely wrapped blog:) ugs to you and I do hope you are well and getting stronger every day! God Bless:)
Apr. 1, 2011 9:32 pm
Well, ugs and Hugs, sheesh, Patty. LOL
Apr. 2, 2011 12:59 am
God bless you Mike. Thanks so much for taking the time to make it so much easier to keep in touch. You're the best! :)
Apr. 2, 2011 1:07 am
Wonderful idea! Great work! Thank you!
Apr. 2, 2011 5:17 am
Thank you Mike for putting these links all in one place! I appreciate it...
Apr. 2, 2011 5:24 am
How thoughtful of you to do this. I must say this, "Good Day!"
Apr. 2, 2011 5:29 am
This is a great resource for people (including myself) who have been out of the loop but have been thinking about the Lepp family! Thanks so much for posting these links!
Apr. 2, 2011 5:44 am
Thank You Mike!!! :) I'm composing an email to go out tomorrow. Thanks to ALL of you wonderful people!! &hearts;
Apr. 2, 2011 5:58 am
Thank you Mike! This is perfect!!! I can hardly wait to see the beautiful cover you have designed for the book!
Apr. 2, 2011 6:12 am
Thanks Mike. This is awesome.
Apr. 2, 2011 6:52 am
Thanks Mike! This is very helpful.
Apr. 2, 2011 7:12 am
Thanks Mike!!! Also thank you for letting me hijack your last blog.
Apr. 2, 2011 8:49 am
good thinking Mike, I envy organized people.
Apr. 2, 2011 11:52 am
Thanx sooo much Mike.. I had all these numbers on m iPhone and that got all the data erased off it due to my Smartness :( this is really helpful.. Thanx alot!!
Apr. 2, 2011 2:11 pm
Mike, you are the best! I had post its with some of the links but not all of them stuck around my computer. I also have 2 cats that think post its are toys....You be well too!
Apr. 2, 2011 3:07 pm
Love that you did this Mike! It's like one-stop shopping, very convenient. Thank you!
Apr. 3, 2011 5:26 am
What a nice thing to do! Thanks for taking the time!
Apr. 3, 2011 5:42 am
And thanks Mike for letting us hijack your last blog.
Apr. 3, 2011 10:09 am
Thank you Mike for doing this. So much easier that this is one place. Saved this link. Hope you are doing well also. I have read your blogs also. Hugs & Prayers.
Apr. 3, 2011 5:12 pm
Mike, you are a wonderful person. Thank you for making this so easy for the rest of us to follow. Also, I wanted to tell you how much I love your cover design for the Ladysparkles cookbook endeavor. It's a blessing to "know" you!
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At age 16, I began cooking when my mother was injured in an accident that kept her off her feet for five weeks. At first, my repertoire was fried hot dogs with pork and beans, boiled hot dogs with macaroni and cheese or pizza from a box. After a couple weeks of this, my younger brother was the first to protest and demand variety and my dad was quick to support him. That was my first cooking challenge, learning to plan a meal. About that time, mom returned from the hospital and from her bed, began teaching me things like roast beef, fried chicken, stews and all the sides and trimmings. In 1967, I married and my wife designated herself as the cook and this continued until 1999. It was then that I (voluntarily) began cooking again. At some point, I realized that I was having fun and began searching for recipes that were more challenging and interesting. I found AR and used it's recipes for a long time before registering and later becoming an active member.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. How can I go wrong? They are a great way to use up leftovers and those veggies that are approaching the end of their usefulness. They are always an original recipe. Roasts and steaks are favored, also. Getting the right "doneness" and choosing appropriate sides for a tastey and attractive meal is a continuing and always evolving menu.
My favorite family cooking traditions
If creating impulsive menus and recipes is a tradition then, (I guess) we have a tradition. A new tradition is developing. I have a fruitcake recipe that, I believe, is near perfection. I make it just before Thanksgiving so it is aged enough for the Christmas/ New Year holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Without a doubt, my own recipe for a Reuben Sandwich. It has been a demanded item for many years and I shared it in my AR blog.
My cooking tragedies
Too many. I have been able to throw them out and have something new before my wife gets home. Most of the time, anyway.
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