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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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Mar. 2006

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy

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Gardening, Hiking/Camping

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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 www.youravon.com/TracyM
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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