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Celebrating Life with Paula

 
Feb. 25, 2013 6:05 am 
Updated: Mar. 3, 2013 2:57 pm
Recently, Baking Nana suggested we all participate in a Faceless Frenzy.  The date was set for this past weekend. If you haven't been on The Buzz lately, you may not know what a Faceless Frenzy is. Actually, it's quite an addictive activity! It's putting photos to those recipes that have no… MORE
 
 
Mar. 7, 2012 11:06 am 
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012 12:51 am
As I've begun writing my blogs, I realize I am following a theme here...celebrating. I want to celebrate life...enjoy it...look for the good in it. Life is too short to be caught up in envying, back-biting, wishing for the what-ifs, and being miserable. So, celebrating is my theme and my… MORE
 
 
Feb. 14, 2012 9:25 pm 
Updated: Mar. 13, 2012 6:25 pm
What better day to celebrate Chocolate Lovers Month than Valentine's Day? I decided at the last minute I wanted to have a few people over tonight, so I sent out an e-mail invitation a couple of days ago. Here's what I wrote:          Are you planning on taking your "Valentine" out to eat on… 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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