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Aug. 28, 2013 1:00 pm 
Updated: Aug. 31, 2013 5:13 am
From my earliest memory I remember living my life on a 200 acre dairy farm in central Wisconsin. With 6 children and 2 adults, sometimes more during harvest season, there were many meals to cook. We raised our own dairy cattle, pigs and chickens. Add numerous cats, dogs and horses and you… MORE
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May 6, 2013 10:42 am 
Updated: May 7, 2013 4:43 pm
Getting the family together can be difficult at times. Sometimes getting together for a meal is the way to go. Let's start with a drink or 2. The Simple Sauza(R)Margarita and Light Delight Sauza(R) Rita. We've got Taco bowls to fill with pork filling and all the toppings, cheese quesadillas… MORE
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Dec. 22, 2012 8:21 pm 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2012 6:05 am
Grand daughter and I enjoyed an evening of making sugar cookies and decorating them, simple, no pressure, whatever we wanted to create was good. Lots of smiles and fun. First we need to pick the perfect topping for the cookies. Many to choose from.. Me and the sweetie. The fun begins. Oh… MORE
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Nov. 23, 2012 2:30 pm 
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012 6:39 pm
Thanksgiving is a definite cooking holiday around here. We are thankful for so many things and the ability to cook and eat our creations is one of them! Some recipes are not so lucky, so sorry, but there are many available to take their place at our table. Sometimes we eat at table, sometimes… MORE
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Nov. 10, 2012 3:13 pm 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2012 8:43 am
A Tale of Two Turkeys My tale is of cooking our very first Thanksgiving Turkey with my SIL. Her and I were about 19 yrs. old, out on our own. I was already married and she engaged. Ok, I am in my 50's so yes, this was a while ago.Yes, in the 70's! Geesh! We decided to cook a Thanksgiving dinner… MORE
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Oct. 31, 2012 12:03 pm 
Updated: Nov. 7, 2012 6:49 pm
I have always enjoyed celebrating Halloween and I have passed that joy on to my children and am now sharing with my grand children and neighborhood friends. This year we had a "Ghouls" Halloween party. Only "Ghouls" were allowed, no boys this time. I let them do some decorating and they… MORE
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Oct. 19, 2012 4:04 pm 
Updated: Nov. 1, 2012 9:30 am
A wonderful eclectic fresh market store in my town has gone out of business, why,? I was there just 2 days before the closing and saw no indication that the store was going under.  Store has only been here about 2 years. This is the store that I took Chef Luigi to when he visited me. It was a… MORE
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Sep. 26, 2012 5:21 pm 
Updated: Sep. 28, 2012 8:00 am
How to stuff a wild zucchini!I do like to try different recipes and the family is usually good sports about it. I was telling them I wanted to make something unique that I don't do often and thought about these baseball bat size zucchini a neighbor left at my house while I was out of town. I… MORE
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Sep. 1, 2012 4:58 pm 
Updated: Sep. 18, 2012 7:14 pm
Ok, so I have issues. I can deal with that. Now I have more, so,,,,oh well, anyway I need some help (obviously). The help I am interested in is what to rename my whistling teapots. Don't laugh, (I heard that), some of you name your appliances, oh yes you do, so I want new names for my 4… MORE
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Aug. 8, 2012 6:01 pm 
Updated: Aug. 20, 2012 9:08 am
I made the friendship bread starter recipe here and planned to make the bread and share. Guess what? No friends to share it with. NO one wants to "share" with me. Back in the 80's a lot of my family were into this and it was fun getting together and making the recipes. I just realized a lot… MORE
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About Me
My name is Deborah, please call me Debbie. I've been married for over 36 years to the same man. We have 2 children (girl and boy) and 2 grand daughters, one from each child. At the moment we have a gecko and a cat as housemates.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking fried chicken in my cast iron pans. Any type of pasta dish is always a happy cooking time. I enjoy cooking fish and shrimp whenever possible. My family also enjoys my cornbread, biscuits, beans and greens, they eat almost every bite, so I know they like them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family insists that I make my "famous" potato salad for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, actually any time is good for them.
My cooking triumphs
A castle cake w/moat for my grand daughter's 7th birthday made of Rice Krispies, frosting and a ton of toppings. It stood over a foot tall with the towers on top. She loved it, that is what matters to me.
My cooking tragedies
I tried making "meat muffins" and the fat from the ground pork overflowed the muffin tin, dripped on stove and caught fire, which in turn caught the meat on fire, which in turn caught the towel that I was holding while trying to get the pan out of the oven on fire, which in turn caught my pants on fire when I dropped it, which in turn burned my hand and arm when I tried to retrieve it, then I had to pay the landlord extra for the burned spot on the tile in the kitchen. I don't make meat muffins any more.
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