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Nov. 14, 2009 11:22 pm 
Updated: Nov. 14, 2009 11:23 pm
Thanks for all your responses. There were great ideas. I really wanted to use the cookie pops but I couldn't find those sticks for sale. We live in Japan and they don't do much baking or "sweets" making. It might be a little complicated for my cooking skills too. We had oodles of chocolate chip… MORE
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Nov. 11, 2009 12:43 am 
Updated: Nov. 14, 2009 6:11 pm
My son's scout pack/den/troop(?) is having a bake sale this weekend. I love the idea of a bake sale but I can't make a decision about what to make. What will sell the best? What will look the best? Every time I make a decision, I second guess my choice. I don't know if I can't make a choice or… MORE
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Jul. 28, 2009 10:51 pm 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2009 1:14 pm
Our base grocery store is closed on Mondays, so if you forget to go on Sunday you go without Monday and Tuesday morn. Because stores don't open here until 10am. Of course, there is always the Japanese markets if you dare purchase anything you can't read the label for. I'm ok with this on the… MORE
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Jul. 26, 2009 11:45 pm 
Updated: Jul. 27, 2009 8:38 pm
     I finally did it! I made myself a supporting member. When AR first made this feature, they didn't alllow members living abroad to join. But I received an email about a month (or so) ago, saying I could join. So today I committed to a year of AR and now I get to… MORE
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About Me
I am a military wife and mother of three young children. We are originally from the Midwest. My husband is a US Marine and are stationed in San Diego. I love the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available year round. My husband and I love to experiment with new recipes. I like to cook and bake. I don't have too much extra time to get away from my tried and true recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make soup. It's my favorite thing to eat. But it's more work than I usually have time for. I like to make cookies too. But that causes an issue for me when I have them in the house!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My wonderful great grandmother was a wonderful cook. She made the best homemade chicken and noodles. It's something I've never learned to do. My best memory is keeping her company in the kitchen. Shared meals is a big part of our family traditions.
My cooking tragedies
I decided to make a Turtle cheesecake for our big family Christmas dinner. I didn't allow myself enough time and it was a big warm goopy mess. I don't know if anyone ate it. It was a tragedy that the thing went to waste because of my poor planning.
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