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GIVE THEM FOOD...and other ways to cope with life

Aug. 17, 2009 5:55 pm 
Updated: Aug. 19, 2009 4:29 pm
All you moms out there who have high school/college kids I'm sure know what I mean.  Between school, work,sports, friends etc...we can rarely sit down and eat a meal together!   People are coming and going and eating at all sorts of hours!I've come up with this method that I only… MORE
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Aug. 16, 2009 1:47 pm 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2009 5:35 pm
So, I'm preparing my lesson plan for teaching "An Italian Cafe" night when I got researching Endive.Here's the 1830 some guy left chicory root in his dark, damp basement while he travelled.He had intended to use the chicory root to create a coffee substitute. When he returned he… MORE
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Aug. 15, 2009 6:36 pm 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2009 1:26 pm
Believe it or not I had some leftover chocolate haning around and felt it calling me sometime around 2pm today.  I melted it in the microwave and added broken pretzels, the remainder of a can of peanuts and a few honeynut cheerios from the bottom of the cereal box.  I made little… MORE
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Aug. 14, 2009 1:07 pm 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2009 6:15 pm
We had some family come to visit from Winnipeg, Mannitoba so I dug out my Mennonite waffle recipe with strawberry sauce....Yum!  There were 10 of us so I made the recipe x 3 and we ate every one! I asked AR about the recipe format on the blogs coming out all weird… MORE
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Aug. 11, 2009 6:55 pm 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2009 4:31 am
The joy of those of us who love to cook is sometimes also our curse.  Aren't there just some days when all you do is feed everyone?  Husbands now working at home...need food more, children home from college constantly surrounding you in the kitchen like little newborn birds with their… MORE
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Aug. 10, 2009 8:19 pm 
Updated: Aug. 11, 2009 3:22 pm
It seems like my life has been an endless experiment to rid myself of unwanted fat!  I just read the Pritikin Longevity book, The Edge and have decided to give it a go. The stubborn pounds of menopause refuse to leave their very comfortable home around my middle!!   For the last few… MORE
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Aug. 9, 2009 6:13 pm 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2009 5:48 am
Just got back from the movie and really enjoyed it!  Both women are an inspiration to keep doing what you dream.  Cooking is captivating and you just keep learning and learning from each other.My class on Honoring Julia Child went well.  No fires, no burnt chicken...everyone had… MORE
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Aug. 5, 2009 9:06 pm 
Updated: Aug. 9, 2009 5:47 pm
Hello All!I found a great Cook Book today for a great deal!  It's called In Mother's Kitchen and it is compiled of recipes and stories of the mother's of Chefs.  Very interesting!So, new Cook Book, cup of Green Tea, dog at my feet,  sitting in my big read chair by my big picture… MORE
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Aug. 4, 2009 6:37 am 
Updated: Aug. 5, 2009 10:09 pm
Good Morning!  I'm preparing to teach a class based on Julia Childs wonderful French recipes.Potato and Leek SoupPoulet Saute Aux Herbes Do ProvenceRatatouilleButter Sauteed Fingerling PotatoesHere's a tip on Eggplant :    Is it a boy or a girl??    When… MORE
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Aug. 1, 2009 7:17 pm 
Updated: Aug. 4, 2009 6:41 am
Over two years ago, while deep in the darkest part of menopause...I decided it was time to pull myself up and find ways to cope.  One of the best things I did was to start a lunch group for my friends, also in various stages of this wonderful part of life!  I love to cook, so Ladies… MORE
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Loving life at 50ish. Kids are gone and I'm focusing on my career! I enjoyed running a chocolate truffle business for 3 years and now teach adults and children about chocolate. I also teach hands on cooking classes at a local cooking school and am writing my first cookbook! Please visit me at my blog
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook almost anything but particularly enjoy Italian. I have been studying Vegetarian and Vegan cooking for the last few years and love to make healthy meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
from scratch cinnamon buns on Christmas morning...they take forever but Oh! so worth it!
My cooking triumphs
landing my dream job as a teaching chef.
My cooking tragedies
when I was teaching myself to cook way back in college, I made these wonderful oatmeal raisin cookies for my roomies....only problem was I forgot the flour! The cookies became one big mass that overflowed the cookie sheet and made a huge mess in the oven!
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