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Its just me... Carrie C.

 
Jun. 15, 2014 4:40 pm 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2014 8:22 am
I recently took my girl scouts on a campout. We planned to stay in Covered Wagons! Cool, right? Yep until my girls discovered we would be roughing it. Outdoor latrines, no running water and most of all cooking over the fire only.  My girls and I were up to the task. We set out to create our… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 19, 2014 9:03 am 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2014 4:21 am
As I get older, I find myself thinking more and more about the “Importance of Living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle”. What exactly does that mean? To me, I think of changing the way I cook. Using different ingredients from what I have used in the past. This is a daunting task to me. I just don’t… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 21, 2013 7:21 am 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2013 7:29 pm
It is time to start planning out my menu for the big meal. Thanksgiving is definitely a favorite in this house. Everyone looks forward to the food. Our family has dwindled so it is typically my 5 plus my mom and dad, my two nephews, 1 girlfriend, 1 brother and his girl with their 3 kids.(my… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 31, 2013 9:20 pm 
Growing up, I had the occasional breakfast sausage link. And when I say occasional, I am talking maybe twice a year. It was not something my mom ate so she seldom cooked it. Over the last year, I have engaged with Johnsonville Italian Sausage twice for my assignments with Allrecipes. My… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 31, 2013 8:03 pm 
Updated: Oct. 31, 2013 9:24 pm
I find that during this time of year it is hard to find the time to get a meal on the table, let alone cook it. Between Christian and Cameron’s  schedule for football practices and games, and Cassie’s drama schedule, the only day I have free is Mondays. On that day I just want to… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2013 7:28 am 
Updated: Sep. 30, 2013 8:46 am
For the month of September I was set to the task to incorporate turkey into my menu on Tuesdays. Not just any turkey but Butterball turkey! When I first got this assignment, all I could think is, I am not going to make a bird every week. That is a holiday meal.  But through this month I have… MORE
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Sep. 1, 2013 7:36 am 
Updated: Sep. 4, 2013 2:12 am
I have always been told that red meat is not good for you. It is something I cook with frequently due to the cost of that compared to other meats. This month I was set to the task to make recipes that involved beef. Along with this came an infograph. Did you know beef provides your body with… MORE
 
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Aug. 5, 2013 9:10 am 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2013 7:43 am
The birds are chirping, the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air and everywhere you turn there is activity going on. I wish it was “Summer Everyday“. When I think of summer, I think barbeques, picnics and spending time with my family. We often find reasons to take small day trips, one of… MORE
 
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Nov. 28, 2012 7:45 am 
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In the month of December my task as an Allstar is to take part in Cookies Across America - The World's Biggest Cookie Swap. This will be the most difficut assignment yet because with each cookie I make I will be remembering years past. From the Crisco cookies to the Russian Tea Cakes... I… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 26, 2012 7:00 am 
Updated: Nov. 26, 2012 6:17 pm
Today I am reflecting back on my Thanksgiving. I invited my brother and his family over for dinner, altogether there were 13 of us. I woke up at 7:30 am so I could get everything ready. I planned out my cooking times and when I should start everything down to the minute. My plan was to eat at… MORE
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Carrie C.

Home Town
Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In
Leroy Township, Ohio, USA

Member Since
Jul. 2005

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Kids, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work

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About Me
I have been married since 1995 and have 3 children. I started really cooking after I got married. I love hearing how great my cooking is. My kids are my best complimenters. I love talking to people about cooking and food! I have turned many non-cookers into cooks. My closest friend, for the longest time thought that baking a plain chicken breast was gourmet at its finest. I subscribed her to Taste of Home and introduced her to Allrecipes and now she cooks up a storm and its actually edible!
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy cooking most anything. During tomato season my favorite thing would be spaghetti sauce. During the Fall, I really enjoy soup and at the holidays it would be the pies and cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At the holidays I have always helped my mom do the baking. It wasn't until the last few years that I realized how much I truly enjoy this. I am trying to engage my children more in the kitchen. I am not always the most tolerant when it comes to this but I am making a great effort to include them. I am hoping that some day they will remember the time they spent with me in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I made pies for Christmas one year at my In-laws house, it was great. Everyone raved and compared me to my husbands grandma, who passed away a couple of years ago. She was a truly fantastic cook and to be compared to her was wonderful.
My cooking tragedies
I remember trying to make a Pineapple Chicken dish when I was 16 for me and my brother. It was awful. The taste just wasn't right and the rice was undercooked. Needless to say the trash got more to eat than we did.
 
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