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Nov. 4, 2012 2:24 pm 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2013 5:45 pm
When I was younger it seemed such a chore to figure out what I was going to be for Halloween. Most of the time I didn't figure that out until Halloween day, just hours before heading out the door with our pillow cases in hand to gather all our treats. Halloween is much more fun now than it… MORE
Sep. 30, 2012 1:02 pm 
Updated: Oct. 16, 2012 4:52 pm
I could do something with rice. But I've seen many rice dishes. I could do a breakfast burrito. Ugh! Someone did that already :( I could do a pizza. But that's so common. Hmmmmmm!! What do I do?Being faced with the requirement of creating our own recipe using al fresco sausage through the… MORE
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May 13, 2012 7:15 pm 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2013 5:33 pm
My husband’s favorite cookies are chocolate chip and nothing else will do. He’ll eat others but they just don’t hold a candle to chocolate chip cookies in his book. Now imagine his surprise when I want to make some cookies and decide to add cocoa powder to the dough because it’s, well…..never… MORE
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Apr. 26, 2012 8:13 pm 
Updated: May 13, 2012 7:27 pm
Cookies – Who doesn't love a great big cookie loaded with decadent gooey chocolate eaten warm right from the oven? Utter deliciousness! Is that a word? When I was a child the one thing I looked forward to the most were holidays shared with our gigantic family.  At least it seemed like we were a… MORE
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Kelly's Scrumptious Chocolate Chip Cookies
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About Me
I live in a cozy ranch home in the country with my husband of 14 years and my two dogs, Smoky and Molly. I have one son who is 24 years old. I have lived Michigan my whole life. I love to cook and bake but I am limited on what I can make at home for the two of us because my husband doesn't like alot of vegies. I would love to try new things, but I can't eat it all by myself:) I work full time outside of the home. I am addicted to and cookbooks and cooking magazines. You can usually find me reading my recipe books and if I am online, my husband knows I am drooling over recipes and nothing else!
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy cooking dinners and desserts. I would have to say my favorites to cook are lasagna and chicken dishes (like Chicken Marsala and Chicken Picatta). I also enjoy making cookies. I love trying new recipes and adding my own personality to them. I am addicted to putting my own spin on recipes I find here.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have always gone to our family's homes on the holidays, but I always cook a Thanksgiving dinner at home on one of the weekends surrounding Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
I made the best fudge of my life. So creamy and not one bit of graininess. Watch out Mackinaw Island!
My cooking tragedies
I would have to say just recently. I had gotten a new stove with a broiler on the top portion of the oven. I had never used one of these before and I decided to broil steaks in December (2008). I pulled them out to check them and they were not quite done so my husband and I decided to put them back in for a few minutes. I was watching in amazement how the grease was popping up and fireballs were coming down. How dumb was I? Needless to say, right in front of my eyes, the grease on the broiler pan caught fire and it was quite a hectic couple moments in my kitchen that night. I can laugh now, but what was I thinking? Watching fireballs??!! Geez. Tough lessons learned.
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