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Mar. 11, 2014 1:52 pm 
Updated: Mar. 14, 2014 7:45 am
I wrote in my Jan 13 blog that I would be changing my diet to "near vegetarian."  I have since learned that there is a term for that: flexitarian.  In that time, I've learned to cook dry beans with help from The Buzz - thanks to you all for your patient answering of my questions.  I… MORE
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Mar. 2, 2014 3:42 pm 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2014 4:38 am
I was just shopping at the market, where I bought a bag of carrots.  The bags were sticky, but I decided to get one anyway, and then grabbed one of those wipes for my hands and swiped over the hand rail on the cart too.  So when I got home, and started putting groceries away, you know, my… MORE
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Jan. 15, 2014 9:21 am 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2014 7:26 pm
A while back I purchased 3 bags of dry beans from the local dollar store.  I watched one of those survival shows, and when I saw the beans at the store, decided I should have some of those in my pantry - just in case.  In other words, it was an impulse buy.  hehe So yesterday I decided it's… MORE
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Jan. 13, 2014 10:05 pm 
Updated: Jan. 17, 2014 9:57 am
For health reasons, I have decided to move toward a near-vegetarian diet.  I say "near" because I have a mental block with the idea of never... The fun part is that I get to experiment with new and different foods. Yesterday, I threw some boneless chop in the oven for Mr C & the kids, and then… MORE
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Jan. 2, 2014 6:42 pm 
Updated: Jan. 4, 2014 2:50 pm
My brother loved to cook, but he was not meticulous in the kitchen.  For measuring, he used a coffee cup, a handful, or a pinch.  He never worried about making a mess, even when stuff fell on the floor.  He made soups and stews, homemade egg noodles, meat, chicken, fish and savory dishes of… MORE
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Dec. 26, 2013 6:42 pm 
Updated: Jan. 2, 2014 4:41 pm
Yesterday evening our oven stopped working.  So, long story short, my husband took the oven apart, and ordered replacement parts.  But tonight, we want pumpkin pie, so I cleaned off the grill, and put my pie in there.  It's outside baking now.   This is a blog in process as I am also getting… MORE
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Dec. 5, 2013 7:51 pm 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2013 1:53 pm
Today I made my Grandmother's ginger snap cookies.  They are delicious; and I am happy.  Her recipe calls for 3/4 cup of shortening.  I had a half stick of shortening, so I used that and a 1/4 cup canola oil.  As I stirred, rolled balls, and baked these cookies, I made the decision that this… MORE
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Apr. 9, 2013 3:56 pm 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2013 7:57 am
It's spring time in the Rockies!  The last few days the temps have been in the 60*s.  Just lovely!  Last night it started snowing.  We got the phone call that school was cancelled.  What do you do when it snows?  Bake cookies, of course.  So this afternoon, I got my 8th grade daughter in the… MORE
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About Me
I am married to a terrific man. We have 2 teenagers, and a dog. I am an AVON Sales Rep. To buy AVON products come to my website
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook changes with the seasons or my moods. Currently salads have my interest - with bean in them. At the start of 2014 I began eating flexitarian style - that's semi-vegetarian - for heart health. I have found this change to be fairly easy, and I my testing is showing much improvement.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was growing up we always made popcorn balls together as a family for Christmas. And with my own kids, we made frosted cookies for Santa on Christmas eve.
My cooking triumphs
The first Thanksgiving dinner that I made for my husband and I felt like an accomplishment because I had Never made a big dinner by myself before.
My cooking tragedies
Many, I'm sure, but I don't dwell on them.
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