Gertrude's thought's Blog at Allrecipes.com (6/2011)

Gertrude's thought's

 
Jun. 18, 2011 12:36 pm 
Updated: Jun. 19, 2011 4:34 am
Wow beautiful summer day! The sun is shining the birds are singing and all my kids are home for Father's day weekend.  I feel truly blessed.  We will be grilling some flat iron steaks, chicken breasts, of course hotdogs and brats! I am going to try the grilled potatos from this site, and make… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 7, 2011 2:21 pm 
Wow, 100 degrees today! I think the only thing I enjoy about summer is the canning and gardening I do.  Getting ingredients together to make and can taco sauce and bbq sauce this weekend.  I am going to try a new bbq sauce, the Smokin Jack Bbq sauce on this site and my proven winner of course… 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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