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The Love of Cooking...thanks Mom!! 
 
Jan. 10, 2013 1:29 pm 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2013 9:23 am
I remember watching my mother cook meals and bake with ease as I grew up, and thought to my self I hope I get that gift when I grow up.  Well I do have to say my mother is an excellent baker, she can throw together "a little bit of that, a little bit of this" to make an awesome pie, cookies, bars...but I have her beat in the cooking department, at least that's what my partner says.  My mom makes that pie crust: that flaky yummy, lard kind that has no recipe?  That my sisters have her make "dough balls" for them, and they freeze them for later use!!  We all have tried to make them with no success, FAIL...

But when it comes to cooking meals, I do have to say I can "a little bit of that, a little bit of this" and bam!!  There you go!!  I still follow recipes, but I add items to "tweek" and it turns out!!  I was actually impressed with my self.

My partner and I started a new tradition, we get a smoked turkey from her work every Christmas and we always say, "we so should make soup," and we never do!!  But this year we did thanks to this website!!  And it was awesome!!  I added my own touch to it, mind you, but it was the first time we made anything besides a basic meal together...and WE had a blast!!  So now every weekend we plan a meal and make it together.  It is a bonding and loving experience for the both of us, that brings us together for the value of family that we one day want to teach our children.  Plus who wants to eat out all the time?  Its expensive, unhealthy, and busy...when you can have the intimacy of being together at home for free!  Bring back those family values that our grandparents had you know?

Anyway, I have posted the pictures of the three soups we have done...I will next make sure that they are in the recipe Box for you all to enjoy!!

Have a GREAT time cooking!!

 
Chicken Barley Veg. Soup
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Knoephla Soup
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Smoked Turkey Carcas Veg Soup
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Linda54494 
Jan. 12, 2013 3:13 am
How can we when you don't include the recipe
 
Jan. 13, 2013 9:23 am
Linda54494, she said that they would be in her Recipe Box...and there they are!
 
 
 
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Beth

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Jul. 2012

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Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy

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Gardening, Walking, Music, Painting/Drawing

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About Me
Well, I am a Domestic Engineer who works hard to keep a healthy home for her beloved wife and family.
My favorite things to cook
I have yet to discover my ultimate favorite item to cook, but I do enjoy throwing together various ingredients to make a scrumptious stir-fry out of chicken or pork...
My favorite family cooking traditions
We hope to make our own family cooking traditions, as my wife was born and raised in Scotland we hope to pass down to our children true Gaelic traditions...
My cooking triumphs
My mother is known for her Thanksgiving gravy from the ripe juices of the cooked bird, every pot luck at our church if there was a she was in charge of the gravy, because her's was ALWAYS just right with no lumps...I have mastered that art as well...the trick is to mix your flower with hot water first in a cup or bowl with a whisk till it is nice and thick, a consistency of condensed tomato soup. Then while your Turkey juice is boiling on the stove, slowly mix and whisk together, but don't pour all of it in, your gravy will become too thick when it cools, it will take time and experience to see how much to apply.
My cooking tragedies
Well actually it was our cooking tragedies, my wife was cooking bbq wings one night, we have a dehydrator it has a fruit roll tray...well needless to say somehow it got enveloped under the bbq wings tray and well got put in the oven, yeah that was a HUGE mess!! The next mishap was just last night, we took out the Tuna mushroom casserole and we left the top of the stove on, didn't realize it, and thought that we were leaving the casserole out to cool to get ready to eat, nope!! 20 min later we were, "is something burning?" went to the kitchen and the bottom of our meal was burnt in the shape of the burner...we ate around it!! no harm!!
 
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