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May 12, 2012 7:51 am 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2014 7:52 am
So what’s the big deal about  Hmm. Gonna take a while to explain it I guess so I had better start from the beginning..It was sometime in 1999 that I was online, looking for recipes of some kind. What exactly I was looking for I can’t remember. That was thirteen years ago and my… MORE
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Apr. 8, 2012 6:01 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2012 5:55 pm
This is an old Dutch proverb I found while looking around online for interesting things about butter.  What a concept! I must admit to being one who shuns butter, except on very few occasions.  The saturated fat content in butter has always scared me and with having family members who have… MORE
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Mar. 4, 2012 7:13 am 
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012 7:00 pm
So I came across this yummy sounding recipe, but the cutting directions for my tiny brain seemed kind of complex.  I thought if  they seemed complicated for me, maybe someone else was having the same problem. So here is a picture blog on how to put this … MORE
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Dec. 24, 2011 2:23 pm 
Updated: Dec. 25, 2011 8:30 pm
Merry Christmas, from my kitchen to yours MORE
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Dec. 15, 2011 1:39 pm 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2011 3:08 pm
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, fellow foodies. This month I participated in the Cookies Across America Campaign. This is being promoted by Allrecipes, Taste of Home magazine, and Nestlé®  They were asking us to… MORE
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Nov. 21, 2011 10:18 am 
Updated: Nov. 21, 2011 10:27 pm
Actually, I think she just wants to eat it...... MORE
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Nov. 12, 2011 5:37 pm 
Updated: Nov. 15, 2011 9:05 am
As Thanksgiving approaches and the weather changes, the holiday hell begins. Usually I let things pass without much of a notice as I am alone with no family near me. Friends are nice, but around the holidays they have their own family they want to be with. I usually spend time with some… MORE
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Linda Trem

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San Jose, California, USA

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Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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About Me
I cook because I love to create. I find it to be very soothing and rewarding. My mother was my greatest influence, but because of my love of experimentation I think I am a better cook than she is now. :)
My favorite things to cook
Anything healthy. I love to try new recipes and love the challenge of altering high caloriefat recipes to something more healthy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Swedish Christmas cookies. These were baked by my mother and now by me.
My cooking triumphs
I have had few failures when cooking. Every new recipe is a triumph when it turns our terrific.
My cooking tragedies
The first cake I made by myself was a bit of a disaster. I think I was 11 or 12. I didn't let it cool in the pans after baking and frosted it while it was still warm. Needless to say, it sort of fell apart. Refusing to let that stop me, I held the cake together with half a box of toothpicks. My father ate half the cake.. he was a good Dad. Didn't complain once about the toothpicks. :)
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