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51 degrees outside in July!!!!! 
 
Jul. 31, 2009 5:33 am 
Can you believe the temperature?  I just had to put on a jacket to hang clothes on the line!  Wow!  I won't complain about having to turn my air conditioner off! 
Well today is Abby's official 14th birthday.  She was born at 9:00 am by c section on this day.  The day's go by quick.  She has a full day ahead of herself.  She has band camp until 4 and then has a marching band exhibition tonight at 7.  So since we celebrated her birthday last Sunday, we are going to have Godfather's Pizza for supper.  That's all we will have time for! 
Let me tell you how spoiled my child is.  Not in a bratty way - she just has a nose for when I make something from scratch or a box.  I had to make brownies for this last Monday morning for band camp, and after the whole family was over this last weekend and spent the whole time cooking for them, I thought I am not making homemade brownies for the whole band,  so I bought brownie mix.  Well the leftover brownies have been in tupperware on the counter this week and she won't eat them because there not homemade!!!!  Even I agree homemade is better than box on brownies, but what about biscuits.  Another time I made Pillsbury frozen butter biscuits(which are fantastic), and when she walked in the house after school, the minute she smelled them (she hadn't even seen them!) she said those aren't homemade are they?  Can you believe this!  So  yes she is a brat but in a good way! 
I am finally feeling better and made leftover steak sandwiches last night on hoagie buns!  Boy were those good! 
My gardens going great and it won't be long til I am canning some salsa and tomato sauce!  Can't wait!
 
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AOSWALT

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Craig, Missouri, USA
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Burr, Nebraska, USA

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Mar. 2004

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Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

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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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