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Jun. 21, 2012 8:45 am 
Updated: Jun. 26, 2012 6:09 am
The first new thing I fixed this week was Callie's Mock Frozen Yogurt. What a great treat! I could have eaten it straight from the blender but chose instead to put it in popsicle molds to share with my granddaughter who was coming over to spend the night. She loved it, and I felt really… MORE
 
 
Jun. 14, 2012 12:58 pm 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012 5:13 am
(I am journaling my weight loss efforts in hopes that you and I both might benefit - me from being accountable and you from recipes and tips I write about. I am using the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program and usually calculate points using the nutrition guide underneath the recipe. I… MORE
 
 
Jun. 7, 2012 6:21 am 
Updated: Jun. 30, 2012 4:47 pm
(I am journaling my weight loss efforts in hopes that you and I both might benefit. Me from being accountable and you from recipes and tips I write about. I am using the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program and usually calculate points using the nutrition guide underneath the recipe. I invite… MORE
 
 
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May 31, 2012 12:29 pm 
Updated: Jun. 7, 2012 8:35 pm
(I am journaling my weight loss efforts in hopes that you and I both might benefit. Me from being accountable and you from recipes and tips I write about. I am using the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program and usually calculate points using the nutrition guide underneath the recipe. I invite… MORE
 
 
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May 24, 2012 11:06 am 
Updated: Oct. 11, 2012 11:28 am
This has been an eventful week. I told you last week that I wasn't riding my bike and would tell you why in a later post. I also didn't walk my daily 4 miles this week. I suspected I had a stress fracture in my foot. I had one several years ago in the same foot, so I knew what it felt like.… MORE
 
 
May 17, 2012 1:24 pm 
Updated: May 24, 2012 6:01 pm
Today marks 2 weeks on Weight Watchers, and I lost 1 pound this week. That makes me happy! I'm still walking 4 miles most every day but not biking. I'll tell you that story next week. This week has been very hard, and I don't know why. Honestly, I've been hungry every day, all week long. I… MORE
 
 
May 10, 2012 1:04 pm 
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012 9:30 am
Today marks one week of being on Weight Watchers...again. I have discovered this is my favorite way to lose weight because it offers variety, it includes eating fruits and veggies and even fats, and it can be a way of eating for life. Yes, I know, I have fallen off the wagon many times, but… MORE
 
 
May 3, 2012 12:15 pm 
Updated: May 21, 2012 5:41 pm
In April of 2010, I came to a point in my life where I knew I needed to lose weight and get moving in order to be healthier and feel better. By December of that same year, I had dropped 48 pounds, was seeing a personal trainer twice a week, and was walking 4 miles a day. I did indeed feel… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 19, 2012 10:43 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2012 9:22 am
I hate to admit this, but I have always used margarine, except in recipes that specifically say to use butter. I make a Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball every Thanksgiving and Christmas that requires butter; in fact, my recipe says "no substitutions." I've always wondered why.  But I'm such a… MORE
 
 
Apr. 17, 2012 9:53 pm 
Updated: Jun. 18, 2013 4:43 pm
I've been thinking lately about all the wonderful recipes I've gotten here at Allrecipes. Most of the foods I've cooked since joining in 2008 have come from this site.  Oh sure, I use the recipes passed down from my mother and grandmother, but I love the ones I've discovered here, too. I know… MORE
 
 
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Paula

Home Town
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Living In
Olive Branch, Mississippi, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2008

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Walking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
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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