Gertrude's thought's Blog at Allrecipes.com (8/2013)

Gertrude's thought's

 
Aug. 17, 2013 9:03 am 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2013 1:59 pm
Got out in the garden early this morning and picked 15 gallons of tomatoes! And as I type there are two huge pots of homemade spaghetti sauce getting happy on the stove. It smells like an Italian restaurant in here! And I am very happy that I was able to use my own tomatoes, onion, and… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 16, 2013 2:47 pm 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2013 7:09 pm
Didn't summer just start? Holy cow where does the time go?!! It seems like I just put my baby on the school bus the first time and now she has started college. Thank goodness I still look as young now as I did then (haha!)   Anyways, my county fair results were very very good this year.  I… 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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