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Dec. 16, 2009 12:20 pm 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2009 7:53 pm
Has anyone else put off doing Christmas cards this long?  I just finished up my cards.  I normally have them mailed out the first week in December but I have no motivation this year.  But I am finally done!!!!!!  I have cards leftover from years of buying boxed cards and… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2009 3:18 pm 
Updated: Dec. 8, 2009 8:47 pm
Wow it's are first major snow storm where I and Hubby are stuck  home and the teenager has no school!  What to do what to do?  I made homemade cinnamon rolls, and cleaned house ( the kind of yucky cleaning like getting dust bunnies down off the ceiling!)  Blizzard warning… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2009 5:00 pm 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2009 5:26 pm
WOW!  What a fun weekend we had! The kids were wonderful.  I forget how energy that kids have.  I had a 9 year old niece, 6 year old nephew, and 2 year old nephew.  They stayed Friday and Saturday night.  On top of stuff planned I had to get up at 3:20 a.m. to take my… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 3, 2009 6:58 pm 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2009 4:37 pm
Wow I just finished baking up the sugar cookies for the weekend.  I can't wait for the kids to decorate.  If you haven't used the thick sugar cookie recipe from this site I highly, highly recommend it.  It makes a huge batch and they are wonderful!!!!!!!!!! MORE
 
 
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Dec. 2, 2009 2:35 pm 
Updated: Dec. 3, 2009 6:55 pm
I don't know about anyone else out there, but I love to make cheese straws, cheese crackers and or cheese puffs ( like cream puffs with cheese added to the batter)  Fabulouso!!!  I always get this insane urge to bake these at the holidays and no one and I mean no one eats them! … MORE
 
 
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Dec. 2, 2009 2:27 pm 
Updated: Dec. 2, 2009 5:20 pm
Yeah, I get to host my husband's side of the family for a thanksgiving/christmas dinner.  I try not to stress out over things like this, but you know.  I am doing all the cooking (which totally doesn't bother me, if I have every thing planned out and scheduled).  This is our gift… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 2, 2009 10:55 am 
Updated: Dec. 2, 2009 9:05 pm
There is nothing I like better than baking at Christmas time!  I love listening to all my cds and old albums and cooking up a storm.  Last night a made a double batch of the soft gingerbread cookies on this site and mexican hot chocolate balls.  They are like mexican wedding… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 16, 2009 9:53 am 
Yeah we are having tacos tonight!  Or cheese burritos for my picky daughter.  Salsa, chips and cheese dip!  Good Friday night food and maybe a movie!  Then tomorrow I think I will make apple butter.  Sounds good, right? MORE
 
 
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Oct. 14, 2009 10:12 am 
Updated: Oct. 16, 2009 8:54 am
Wow I made a wonderful pot of beef stew the other day.  So great to come home and have supper done in the crockpot!  But of course I made way too much.  So I let the leftover stew cool and then chopped up the veggies a little, if they were too big, and thickened the broth to a… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 13, 2009 1:49 pm 
Well it ended up being more of a burrrrrrr blast than boo blast!  It was actually snowing Saturday when we got up!  Everyone showed up all bundled up.  Some even braved a hayride - not me!  We had a blast and I hope no one caught a cold!I am getting ready to fix bbq ribs and… 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

Hobbies
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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