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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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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 love, love, love to cook. I hate to do dishes. So I am in love with my crockpot. Only one thing to clean. I can read a recipe and decide if it is good or not. My biggest pet peeve is that nobody teaches their kids to cook anymore. My nephews come over just to cook with me.
My favorite things to cook
I love figuring out how to cook on a little budget. My speciality is making dinner for under $10. But lately as prices of everything is going up, I have been making dinner under $15. I cannot wait to get a huge garden in this year. I will have to break down and learn to can. I have to can to afford to feed this crew and all their teenage friends that just show up at dinner time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking as a family. My kids have been cooking for as long as they can remember. I think my boy has been using a real knife since age 5. My girls make dinner on their own now. My 11yo made me breakfast in bed by herself. Quite impressive.
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
Realizing that my 16 year old son has very high cholesterol. It could be his meds creating it. I have to find more things to feed everyone that is on his diet plan.
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