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Fair time 
Aug. 5, 2009 5:07 am 
Updated: Aug. 6, 2009 12:52 pm
Well it is that time of year again!  FAIR TIME!  Abby and I love to cook and enter things in the county fair!  We are spending Thursday and Friday cooking cooking cooking!  I will enter all my recipes that I enter and let everyone know how I do.  I have been trying to get the purple ribbon for best overall baked product for 4 years now, and it eludes me every time!  I do get a purple ribbon for most baked goods entered, but I always think anyone can get that!  Once again I will put my heart and soul, sweat and tears into it!  I usually have so much food at my house after this it's not even funny!  Because you only need to enter 4 cookies, or whatever, well that's a lot of leftovers!!!!!!  You know who's house you need to come to Saturday night to eat anyways!  Wish me luck!!!!
Aug. 5, 2009 10:01 am
Good Luck. I could think of worse things than leftover cookies!
Aug. 5, 2009 7:32 pm
So cal. wishes you luck and I wish I could be the judge! Too bad cookies don't transport through cyberspace! Tee TEE
Aug. 6, 2009 12:52 pm
Good luck!! Can you mail me some left overs?? :0)
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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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