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Gertrude's thought's

 
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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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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