Gertrude's thought's Blog at Allrecipes.com (12/2009)

Gertrude's thought's

 
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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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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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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