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Jan. 18, 2010 5:20 am 
Updated: Jan. 22, 2010 4:23 am
Well, I did it!  Or at least ... I did well ... Kind of ... from a non-perfectionist (which I am trying to be become) point-of-view.  From the Perfectionist point-of-view -- Not so much.  (I forgot my lunch twice and had The Best Grilled Cheese on Whole Wheat in the World. … MORE
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Jan. 12, 2010 3:51 am 
Updated: Jan. 15, 2010 4:38 am
Yesterday - Monday, the Worst Day of the Week:  Long story short: In my panic to dash out the door (and keep Harley from escaping and running down the hall in a game of  "Tag/Hide-and-Seek"/ Catch-Me-If-You-Can!") and get to work on time.  Forgot my "Cottage Cheese… MORE
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Jan. 11, 2010 4:16 am 
Updated: Jan. 14, 2010 5:35 pm
Every day brings both its good and bad. What with my recent illness and recurring symptoms (bad), and the recent RE posts (good, thank you all), I am going to turn over a new leaf. Therefore, in front of the AR community (and, apparently, the whole cybercommunity because… MORE
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Jan. 10, 2010 6:22 am 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010 2:52 pm
Once upon a time and, oh so, very long ago, after an unsettling beginning, I recovered by planning everything.  I mean every waking moment (from waking to showering and dressing (15 minutes) to grooming (15 minutes) to preparing/consuming breakfast (on weekdays… MORE
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Jan. 5, 2010 1:54 pm 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2010 12:59 pm
Okay, so ... I go into the kitchen, prepare the chicken legs to make my version of the "Chicken with Buttery Lemon Sauce" for dinner (minus the cream, and white wine) spread over 15 -- sorry 14 chicken legs (instead of 4 breasts), cover them and set them on top of the refrigerator… MORE
Harley after grabbing chicken January 2010
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Jan. 3, 2010 8:44 am 
Updated: Jan. 21, 2010 4:36 am
I just want to say a Big Thank You to everyone who has welcomed me with opened arms.  My profile states that I have been a member of AR since January 2009, but I actually really discovered this website in October and became a supporting member in December.  Huh! -- Always… MORE
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Jan. 1, 2010 7:48 am 
Updated: Jan. 2, 2010 3:07 pm
Happy New Year, Everyone! The Old:  I have been off work for almost a week now (7 of my 10 days of vacation gone *poof*) and I'm still revving high after working close to 60 hours a week for the past 6 months or so (at least I chalked up the overtime).  My Darling Hubby… MORE
My First Blot Kake (Norwegian Soft Cake)
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Almost Blot Kake with White Chocolate Roses
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Dec. 21, 2009 7:39 pm 
Updated: Dec. 30, 2009 10:23 am
The last time I looked at the calendar it was November 24, 2009.  Great!  Lots of time to browse AllRecipes, decide on the Perfect Pork recipe, make the Sur Kal (Norwegian Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Caraway Seeds), the Russian Peas, and ask my mother for the Family… MORE
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Dec. 3, 2009 5:04 am 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010 2:15 pm
As I explained in my first blog, I am culinarily challenged.  It is just a fact of life -- like my natural hair colour, my age, and my inability to squlech the Adrenaline Rush when faced with new challenges.  Whoever says my hair is not grey, that I don't look my… MORE
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Nov. 29, 2009 8:14 am 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010 2:11 pm
This is my first blog, so let me apologize in advance.  To those of you who don't like to read:  Don't even log onto my blogs.  I tend to ramble.  (Okay, a true non-apology apology, but I'm a little cranky at having lost my first draft after taking care and an… MORE
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About Me
Live with my SoulMate Hubby (a.k.a. "The Most Wonderful Man In the World") in a teeny, tiny apartment with two psycho cats.
My favorite things to cook
Still in progress, but the list includes (from this site): Scandinavian Almond Bars; Serbian Beef and Vegetables; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Black Russian Bread; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Roasted Red Potatoes; Norwegian Meat Balls; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Norwegian Soft Cake; Milk-Braised Pork Loin!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Blot Kake (Norwegian Soft "Cake"); Sur Kal (Norwegian "Sour Cabbage"); Russian Peas; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Norwegian Meat Balls; (started by me) Milk-Braised Pork Loin
My cooking triumphs
My first loaf of bread (assisted by my very first breadmaker) Making the Scandinavian Almond Bars -- and they worked FIRST TIME Norwegian Meat Balls - HURRAY for me! Blot Kaker (even though it was a little tough due to using brown instead of white sugar) (Hokey Phinokey! I should upgrade my level as THE BEST EXPERT - WORLD AMAZING! Just because of this little cake)!! And, the recipe that boosted my rating from beginning to Intermediate: Milk-Braised Pork Loin!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
Never, EVER ... under any circumstance: 1. Add ketchup to Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper!! (We ordered Pizza that night.) 2. Pour onion soup mix from a bulk bag directly into what you are cooking ... *GAG* (Jam Sandwiches are a great replacement!) 3. When making Russian Peas, make sure they do NOT boil dry. That was Christmas Eve dinner (the Big Disaster) December 2009. 4. NOTE TO SELF: Although Hubby adds ketchup to EVERYTHING -- DO NOT add to anything while cooking (He's usually right!)-- Reminder: Easy Fettuccine Fiasco. *Sigh*
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