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Oct. 29, 2009 8:28 am 
Updated: Jan. 10, 2010 3:47 pm
Benefits of Honey & Cinnamon Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey.. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather call "crystallizing". When this… MORE
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Apr. 19, 2009 3:34 am 
Updated: Apr. 21, 2009 2:12 pm
Well, spring is just around the corner. As the saying goes “April showers bring May flowers”, but that is not all Mother Nature brings.  She brings storms, and the ones that send shivers up my spine and bring tears to my eyes now are tornados.  We have never had many in the province… MORE
Elie Tornado - Canada's First F5
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Apr. 1, 2009 8:38 am 
Updated: Apr. 1, 2009 10:24 am
  Hi ho, hi ho, my Happycooker to work must go, I must drive from the city, but weather is sh!#ty, The forecast predicts much more snow, It is April I hear, and icy roads that I fear, Hubbie took pity, and will drive from the city, Sometimes he can be quite a dear, Spring… MORE
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Mar. 30, 2009 2:06 pm 
Updated: Apr. 1, 2009 3:34 pm
1.    How do you like your eggs?  I’m not a huge egg fan.  But I have to admit I’m hooked on Tim Horton’s Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches.  For my American counterparts it is a home style biscuit, cheese slice, bacon, and fried egg. 2. How do you take your… MORE
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Mar. 29, 2009 7:10 am 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2009 10:53 am
Who doesn't love a gadget, especially in the kitchen! There are gadgets that we swear we could never live without again, and gadgets that we wonder how in the world they ever got a patent. At some point we have to come to the final conclusion that yes ... we have… MORE
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Mar. 29, 2009 5:21 am 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2009 10:16 pm
I’m fairly new to this site, joining in February 2009.  I have to thank my daughter for her persistence and enthusiasm for her love of cooking to get me to finally join.  AR is now our top daily telephone conversation topic, and has proven to be quite uplifting.  Not that I don’t… MORE
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I'm Dixie's Mom and of course that is Dixie in my avatar. I've been a supporting member since February 2009, thanks to my daughter, and love this web site! My husband and I have been empty nesters for the past eight years and during this time I lost interest in something that I love to do which is - cook. Thanks to the passion has returned. I have even started baking and quite enjoying it. Not many meals go by where I don't have to take a picture of a recipe I have made from this site. My husband teases me alot about this, but otherwise there are no complaints from him.
My favorite things to cook
Since joining AR, I have tried to incorporate at least one or more new dishes a week. Cooking is still my passion, I love to make meals that are not only tasty, but pleasing to the eye once they are on the plate. However I am breaking through into the world of baking and it seems to be less of a torture now. Muffins, breads, and an occasional nobake pie top my list at the moment. Baby steps in that department.
My favorite family cooking traditions
There aren't really any family cooking traditions. My dad used to make a fantastic sphagetti and meatballs. I have the recipe, but for some reason it doesn't taste the same. I have encouraged my daughter to start her own as this is something I think I really missed out on.
My cooking triumphs
My chili is probably #1, followed by my meatballs. Just ask my kids. Lately it is muffins and breads.
My cooking tragedies
Pie crust! I made a pie for a dinner party and then noticed everyone ate the filling and left the crust. Haven't attempted this again, since 1973. Yes, 1973! This is not a typo for the date.
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