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It's another beautiful morning in Nebraska! 
 
Jul. 29, 2009 4:44 am 
Hard to believe it is July!  The temperature is 55 degrees right now.  Well we finished up our summer book reading program yesterday and it was a success.  We averaged around 80 kids.  Of course, I started out with a sore throat and then after reading books I could tell my tonsils were starting to act up.  They do this once or twice a year.  And today I am going to have to go to the doctor because I can hardly swallow! Yeah!
Tonight we are having leftover bbq from sunday's party.  I hope I am feeling better by then so I can enjoy it, cause the only thing now that tastes good is hot coffee. 
I have been picking lots of peppers and zucchini's from the garden now.  The tomatoes you can tell would prefer some nice hot weather.  But they are coming along nicely as well.  I grew serrano peppers and some bells and some cayenne.  I can't wait to make up some homemade salsa! If any you need a good recipe for peach salsa, they have the best on this site.  It's even better than Harry and David's peach salsa.  I make up a huge batch every year.  It is so good to have in the winter when you crave a little warm weather!
 
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AOSWALT

Home Town
Craig, Missouri, USA
Living In
Burr, Nebraska, USA

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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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