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May 5, 2013 2:10 pm 
Tonight, we are starting Summer League Bowling apparently. I did not realize that we were signed up. Therefore, dinner had to be simple and quick and early. I spent most of the day working on my spring cleaning/purging. Trash man will deserve a gift after this.      Today, my new recipe… MORE
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May 4, 2013 6:31 pm 
Updated: May 4, 2013 6:50 pm
I wanted to start yesterday, but my husband came in with Subway. Therefore, today will be Day One. He didn't get the picture about not bringing food home. He was trying to help.      Refer to the challenge here.      As part… MORE
May 2, 2013 3:01 pm 
Updated: Sep. 5, 2013 10:44 am
I have created a new challenge for myself to motivate me. I am a stay at home mom that has been gaining weight again. I have been  serious funk. Getting bored. Getting bored with food. I have a reasonable stockpile of food too. My neighbor says that I have plenty of food to last for a while.… MORE
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Dawn Marie Downour

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Sugar Grove, Ohio, USA

Member Since
Apr. 2006

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

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About Me
I have always loved to cook. I learned on March 10, 2014 that I am allergic to multiple foods. It has created a new challenge for me. I have learned so much more about food and alternative ways to cook. It has been frustrating and enlightening.
My favorite things to cook
I am forced and challenged to cook as frugally as possible. We have chosen to live a thrifty lifestyle, so that I can stay home with the kids. Hubby says that I can make something from nothing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking as a family. My kids have been cooking for as long as they can remember. I am very proud of the box of recipes found from my grandmother. Some are over 100 years old.
My cooking triumphs
Getting my husband to eat some vegetarian meals. Sticking to a food budget of $400 per month and still having food left in the freezer and pantry at the end of the month.
My cooking tragedies
Sometimes, a new recipe doesn't get eaten. The kids do not like to try new things. I get bored making the same things. I guess the kids like routine.
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