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Singing in the kitchen 
Mar. 4, 2012 8:48 pm 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2012 12:39 pm
I did it.  I finally plugged my iPhone speakers in the kitchen-AND I became a supporting member of Allrecipes.  I knew I  was missing something.  The place I spend the most time, and I had no music.  Plus I couldn't make menus or change recipes on the site I use practically every day.  I needed change.

I LOVE my kitchen.  I am mom to 4 kids-ages 7-12, 2 dogs, 2 guinea pigs, and hub of 15 years.  Cooking and baking is so therapeutic to me.  I enjoy experimenting.  I find peace in the spice racks.  Whatever mood I am feeling leads me to what I bake that day...Cinnamon for bright eyed days; maybe I'm feeling overwhelmed, so I use nutmeg.  Basil seems to banish the blues.  Curry and rosemary perk me up every time. 

We live in middle America, in a town of about 8,000 and growing.  Our community now houses a NASCAR track, and new Hollywood casino.  We are movin' on up~  We're getting new retail and great restaurants almost daily.

Since we have 4 kids, we dont eat out much (kids love Sonic), wefind that it costs a fortune to eat out with 6 of us, plus most nights the kids have activities and we do a lot of running, so I rely on the trusty slow cooker or try semi-homemade.  Some days I am able to prepare great meals.  I love those days.  I am inspired by those days.  I love to sing in the kitchen!
Mar. 5, 2012 9:43 am
I also love having music on in the kitchen as I cook. I find myself dancing more than singing as I stir the food. You must be quite busy feeding your family of six.
Mar. 5, 2012 10:20 am
I am busy but I love it! I love being in the kitchen, and so thankful that I am able to do what I can do. I find that my mood raises instantly when I can stir to great music too--and my feet just follow along :)
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About Me
My favorite things to cook
Muffins, breads and cakes! I love dessert baking because I can be creative. Love doing things like Rice pudding / bread pudding / tiaramisu / cheesecakes. Our fave family meals are turkey lettuce wraps, salmon on the grill, dad's buffalo chicken, and spaghetti.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Skinny pancakes. (Courtesy of Grandma Hagstrom) Lefse (norwegian flat bread) Rice pudding
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