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Jul. 5, 2010 4:11 pm 
Updated: Jul. 11, 2010 9:33 am
It is getting close to canning time at this house!  I can't wait to make my salsa's and other homemade goodies!  I have tried some new recipes lately to see if I want to can them and am very excited.  I made bourbon bbq sauce, and blackberry bbq sauce and they were great!  It's getting close… MORE
 
 
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May 12, 2010 6:49 pm 
Wow I made the most awesome potato soup last night!  I took a package of 32oz southern frozen potatoes, 2 cups of frozen corn and just covered it with water and brought to a boil.  When the potatoes are done, add a 12 oz pkg of frozen egg noodles and about 1 1/2 cups cubed velveeta and bring to… MORE
 
 
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May 12, 2010 6:42 pm 
Oh to make it stop raining!  I have to remind myself that rain is lifegiving and great for my garden, but after such a long winter I would like some sunshine.  Boy what a whiner huh?  Speaking of wine (lol) I will be going on vacation in two weeks and am going to be stopping by my favorite… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 25, 2010 9:14 am 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2010 5:37 pm
I just brought home Friday 12 lbs. of fresh strawberries because I was almost out of homemade jam. They are so gorgeous!  I made two batches, the first with lemon zest (wow does this smell and taste amazing!), and the second I tried something new by putting orange zest in it! It smelled… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 25, 2010 9:09 am 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2010 1:08 pm
It's nice to know that spring is here in full force, thunderstorms and all!  The lilacs are blooming and the onions have popped up in the garden!  We have a wedding coming up in 27 days!  My stepdaughter is getting married in Kansas on May 22nd.  We found this beautiful bed… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 4, 2010 3:08 pm 
Updated: Jan. 7, 2010 9:21 am
Yes the snow canceled another Christmas.  We were supposed to have flurries and got 4 inches of snow and when the state truck doesn't come out and blade your highway until noon, well by then it is too late to go 75 miles and have Christmas with the Missouri family.  So we had potato… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 30, 2009 10:49 am 
Yes, we have the correct name for the little town I live by!  Burrrrrr it is!  We had to cancel Christmas with all the family due to about 15 inches of snow and the wind blowing it all around.  So I had a wonderful quiet time at my house.  Thankfully I had a spiral ham in… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 30, 2009 10:13 am 
You know that time after Christmas when you can finally set down and say I did it!  It's over and time to clean up and get things back to some since of normalcy.  All the Christmas stuff is put up and you've cleaned all the needles and tinsel off the floor and threw away all the… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 22, 2009 5:03 pm 
Updated: Dec. 23, 2009 10:48 am
Well I got a wild hair up my you know what and made chocolate peanut butter truffles, lemon truffles and coconut truffles!  They are so good and make such nice big bunches I can give some away and still have some to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They are calling for nasty weather here in… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 19, 2009 7:53 am 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2009 8:02 pm
Isn't it wonderful when you receive a gift and you weren't expecting one?  The surprise is so wonderful and thoughtful it just gives me the warm fuzzies - It's great when you get one and even more fabulous when you are the one giving knowing your the one responsible for the warm fuzzies… MORE
 
 
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AOSWALT

Home Town
Craig, Missouri, USA
Living In
Burr, Nebraska, USA

Member Since
Mar. 2004

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

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Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
 
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