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Nov. 6, 2011 9:10 am 
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011 1:12 pm
Sunday, October 23rd, after spending a delightful Thursday with Marianne from SoCal, The Midwest hooked up with the Northwest. Our very own Magnolia Blossom and her DH flew from Illinois to Tacoma to see their son John who is stationed at McCord Army Base in Washington state. Side note:… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 2, 2011 2:19 am 
Updated: Nov. 8, 2011 7:37 am
Since becoming a member of the AR Community, I’ve done things I never thought I would do! I’ve learned to cook better; I’m learning to navigate my way around a computer better (which includes blogging), I’m discovering my creative spirit again and I’ve met some of the greatest people in the… MORE
 
 
Oct. 1, 2011 3:20 pm 
Updated: Oct. 9, 2011 12:50 am
On a crisp and cold, but sunny morning in early January 2008, the pretty young 38 year old wife and mother of 3 called out, "Hey Mama, come in here." There at the foot of the snow laden Rocky Mountains in New Mexico 12 miles from anything what-so-ever was the 5 acre paradise this young women,… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 28, 2011 9:58 pm 
Updated: Mar. 8, 2014 3:20 pm
Every birth is a miracle! When babies are born full term, all fingers & toes accounted for; breathing & suckling and able to go home with loving parents, we rarely think how different it could have been. For some couples, the child they waited for, thought would be healty and active is… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 21, 2011 9:18 pm 
Updated: Aug. 7, 2011 3:30 pm
My California Hook-Up!!!A "50 Year Anniversary Celebration/Family Reunion" (and Mickey Mouse) took our family to Southern California this year for our vacation. We'd planned for over a year to head south as a family to go to Disneyland with our children and grandgals; then head to the high… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 12, 2011 10:27 pm 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2011 9:09 pm
The Holidays are behind us and the New Year is upon us. For me, January has always been the month I clean, sort, organize and plan. I clean out drawers, closets and cupboards. I sort papers needed for taxes and organize my office. We’ve got plans in place for a few short trips and our main… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2010 2:09 pm 
Updated: Nov. 29, 2010 3:31 pm
I love to make cupcakes! But, did I know there was a “science” to it. For heaven’s sake, NO!  In September, my blog on Cupcakes vs. Muffins got me to thinking about the science of cooking. There are actually methods and rules to being a good cook and to baking especially. Further back, MORE
 
 
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Nov. 14, 2010 1:39 pm 
Updated: Nov. 21, 2010 7:39 pm
Well, it was more like a Gabfest. And, tons of fun! Yesterday, me and two AR cooks met, in person, for the first time. In a small, bustling coffee house near our State’s Capital, in they walked. I knew who they were immediately and they knew who I was. We hugged, got coffeed up and the… MORE
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Nov. 2, 2010 11:43 am 
Updated: Nov. 11, 2010 8:32 pm
If you've read my profile, you know that I've never been much of a cook. I am so loving this time in my life because I have time to try many things I've never tried before and I'm learning to cook/make things I never thought I would. This summer I was introduced to Sushi. What I thought… MORE
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Sep. 18, 2010 5:47 pm 
Updated: Oct. 25, 2010 6:39 pm
Patty Cakes asked me this question over a month ago. Since then; I’ve been doing a lot of research on the topic. Apparently and unknown to me, this is a debate that has been going on forever.  There is much to be said about Cupcakes vs. Muffins. Below are just a few of the things I found out… MORE
 
 
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Candice

Living In
Albany, Oregon, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Scrapbooking, Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy

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About Me
I am a wife and mother of 5 grown children. Being semi-retired has allowed me time to do things I've put off doing; like really learning to cook and bake. I also love to garden, read, scrapbook and just recently I've gotten into geneology. I am loving this phase of my life with my husband and family.
My favorite things to cook
Fresh garden vegetables and fruits. The anticipation of what my garden will produce is always a joy. I also love to bake. And, Mostly I love to bake cupcakes and sweet treats.
 
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