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Jul. 17, 2012 10:13 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2012 7:08 am
I will be getting married in 46 days...this single mother of 3 will become a married mother of 5, but the oldest is going off to college next month. So needless┬áto say the next month and a half will be hectic and emotional. I think my deepest concern is the differences our families have when… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 23, 2011 7:03 am 
Updated: Dec. 24, 2011 10:26 am
I love GARLIC! Chopped, minced, roasted, you name it! I saw Bobby Flay (am I allowed to mention FN celebrities here?) chop some and then flatten the blade of his knife and scrape the garlic into a paste - wonderful! This site was a Godsend back in August '05 and ever since...on my way to the… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 22, 2011 12:17 pm 
Updated: Dec. 23, 2011 1:49 pm
This is my first blog entry. I thought I would talk about a few other firsts as they pertain to food. The first meal I ever cooked, that required more than sliding the toaster handle down, was Stuffed Green Peppers. I was 13, alone at home and hungry. That combination alone could be… MORE
 
 
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Afrika M

Home Town
Willingboro, New Jersey, USA
Living In
Voorhees, New Jersey, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2005

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting

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About Me
I am a recently married mother of 5 active children. We are on the go alot and I like to feed them good, healthy home cooked meals. I can't afford (health-wise or pocketbook) to eat fast food all week.
My favorite things to cook
I am always looking for recipes with garlic. I love garlic! Chopping garlic after a long day at work soothes me. I like to try new recipes. Any kind of recipe, appetizers, main dishes - crab dip, lasagne, spaghetti and homemade meatballs, garlic bread, salmon, taco salad...you name it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family doesn't really have any cooking traditions. I am trying to start some. My mother's food was always bland and my father's food was always too salty. I am trying to find that happy medium, where I don't have to use salt, but other spices that will make the dish flavorful but not salty.
My cooking triumphs
I am most happy when I make something (anything) that pleases the kids enough that they gobble it up. Most recently, I made Jambalaya, two versions: Spicy and not so spicy. Everybody loved it!
My cooking tragedies
I tend to take bits and pieces from different recipes and use what I have on hand from each recipe. They always come out tasty, but I forget to write down what I used from which recipe and then when I go to make that item again, I have to start all over! Ugh!
 
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