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Gertrude's thought's

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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Oct. 7, 2009 5:09 am 
Yeah it is that time of year again when we hold our 5th annual boo blast at our house!  We have hayrides, scavenger hunts, pumpkin painting, and a giant bonfire!  We also have a haunted forest trail for the kiddies.  And who could forget roasting hotdogs, smores, chili, hot cider… MORE
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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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