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A Yankee Transplanted

Jun. 17, 2011 5:39 am 
Good Morning Everyone!    Haven't been on in a while.  Lot's going on here in Tennessee.  Moved mother in law in with us from New Jersey.  Workin out okay despite the Alzheimer's diagnosis.  Will keep you posted.  I decided to bake cookies for the next couple of days.  A local organization … MORE
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Nov. 8, 2010 4:05 pm 
Updated: Nov. 9, 2010 7:06 am
To launch my personal chef business I appeared again on Daytime TriCities.  Here is a link.  Love to hear what you think... http://www.daytimetricities.com/tri/lifestyles/article/incredible_edibles_your_personal_chef/49956/ We had a great time and made a lot of people happy with our… MORE
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Nov. 6, 2010 1:42 pm 
Updated: Nov. 8, 2010 4:33 pm
I think I got a little away from the beginning essence of my blog, which was to talk about Northern Food and Southern Food.  Tonight?  French Fries and gravy.  It is quite possible that this dish is served in the south, however, in the parts that I have been in, I have never seen it on a menu… MORE
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Nov. 6, 2010 12:19 am 
Updated: Nov. 7, 2010 6:18 pm
So, I have been unemployed since August with no real solid job opportunities arising so I am faced with the holidays coming and need INCOME.   I decided to try to do some personal chef stuff for the holidays.  I emailed the host of the local daytime talk show here in East Tennessee and took… MORE
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Nov. 1, 2010 8:50 am 
Updated: Nov. 2, 2010 8:53 am
Hello Everyone!!    Boy was this a long weekend!  We had puppies Friday night beginning at about six p.m.  I finally went to bed around 1:30 a.m. and was back up at five to check on momma and babes.  She delivered six and four survived.  We have two boys and two girls who will be ready to… MORE
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Oct. 24, 2010 11:06 am 
Updated: Oct. 25, 2010 5:05 am
Okay, so yesterday was technically my birthday, but my family was busy.  Hubbs worked on the house.  He fixed my kitchen sink which had a sink stopper that didn't fully stop up the sink so when I drew a sinkful of dishwater, if I left to switch over laundry or anything else and came back it… MORE
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Oct. 20, 2010 6:11 am 
Updated: Oct. 20, 2010 12:58 pm
Today it is rainy.  I think it would be a good day to bake.  I got the first cranberries of the season yesterday so today's first baking will be some yummy cranberry orange nut bread.  Just love it warm out of the oven with cream cheese.  Then, I have some bananas that are over ripe so I am… MORE
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Oct. 14, 2010 3:42 pm 
Updated: Oct. 15, 2010 5:50 am
okay blog followers I have decided that there are definitely not enough hours in the day.  I have so many recipes I want to try and so many things I want to do but somehow I run out of hours before I get to the end.  Today for example, I work from home doing data entry I got up early… MORE
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Oct. 13, 2010 4:18 pm 
Updated: Oct. 15, 2010 6:37 am
Okay, so we have another couple that we are friends with, we are so close they are more like family.  We were having dinner together a couple of weeks ago and we were talking about how much we all loved German food.  With Octoberfest around the corner we made plans to get back together and… MORE
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Oct. 13, 2010 5:29 am 
Updated: Oct. 15, 2010 10:27 am
Ok, so I tried this on facebook and got quite a few responses so I thought I would give it a try here on my blog.  I always start to think about Christmas Goodies around this time of year.  I start testing new recipes and planning what I am going to treat my friends and family with for the… MORE
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I'm a mother of three and a grandmother of one and a proud owner of three Yorkie dogs. I have been happily married for 14 years.
My favorite things to cook
Anything italian!!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We always have Monkey Bread on Thanksgiving morning. My 8 year old son loves it! We also have seafood feast on Christmas Eve.
My cooking triumphs
First place winner in the Northeast Tennessee Tourism's Home Baker's Cookie Challenge and One of Five finalists in the Levy Restaurants/Bristol Motor Speedway Rubbin is Racin contest three years in a row. Also owned a successful catering business for two years. Catered for some very prominent companies. Appeared on a cooking segment for a local daytime tv show and was asked to come back anytime!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
As with any cook, I occasionally have recipe failures. No One Ever Sees Them!!!! When I was about ten my mother became very ill and it was then that I started my cooking career. My first tragedy was jello. I didn't read the directions well and I added the hot and then the cold water at the same time. You can imagine the result. LOL
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