Celebrating Life with Paula Blog at Allrecipes.com (7/2012)

Celebrating Life with Paula

Jul. 29, 2012 7:32 pm 
Updated: Aug. 7, 2012 8:09 pm
This past Thursday and Friday, Allrecipes invited their Allstars Across America to Seattle to help them celebrate their 15th anniversary. I was one of those fortunate enough to get to go. It was a trip I will never forget and am very grateful to Allrecipes for providing the opportunity.When I… MORE
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Jul. 25, 2012 9:15 am 
Updated: Aug. 6, 2012 7:38 pm
Today's post is a reminder for me - a reminder to not get all bent out of shape when things don't go my way, but to enjoy life as it comes. Life has been so busy here lately that I have just had to live in the moment. I really thought when the summer began that I would be able to get back to… MORE
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Jul. 10, 2012 4:16 am 
Updated: Aug. 20, 2012 12:32 pm
Breakfast is the one meal so many people skip. When you're trying to lose weight, it is imperative that you eat breakfast to get your metabolism going and to avoid overeating later on.  Studies also indicate that breakfast gets your brain going and you are more productive. I have found quite… MORE
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I'm a wife, mother of 2, and grandmother of 6. I love to cook. I especially like to cook new and different recipes. I don't like to have the same meals week after week. My husband has decided it really doesn't matter whether he likes a new recipe or not because he won't see it again for a very long time anyway!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook entrees and desserts. I like preparing good, down-to-earth cooking. I also decorate cakes, mostly for the grandchildren now.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays bring out the traditions: chocolate chip cheese ball; crockpot chicken and dressing; and broccoli salad, sweet potatoes and butterscotch pie handed down from past generations. Another thing that must be tradition in my family: we all make new recipes when we have company! My mother, sister, daughter, and I all do this. My daddy never understood why we would risk making something we had never made before. Actually, none of us has ever served company a new recipe that didn't taste good.
My cooking triumphs
Cake decorating: wedding cakes, bridal and baby shower cakes, birthday cakes: Little Pirate, Cinderella, Elmo, Strawberry Shortcake. My friends call me Betty Crocker. When my daughter got married, she had a bridal shower where the guests were asked to write something on an apron. My best friend told her if she needed a recipe or help in the kitchen to ask her mother. If she needed a good place to eat out, ask her.
My cooking tragedies
A 4 tier huge wedding cake that fell apart at 2:00am. Thankfully, I still had time to salvage the cake.
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