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Making chinese 
Sep. 12, 2009 8:39 am 
Updated: Sep. 12, 2009 3:40 pm
I made chinese for supper last night.  I thought I would try a new recipe - sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't!  I love the potstickers I get at the this chinese restaurant so I thought when I found this recipe why not?  It required boiling the potstickers until translucent and then draining them and frying them in a little veg oil.  Boy they did not want to fry.  So I scrapped about 6 of them that just wanted to absorb all that oil and ate the rest of them boiled.  They tasted more like a steamed dumpling.  I think the next time instead of boiling them, I will just fry them unless someone else has a good suggestion.  I use raw chicken so my only concern would be getting the meat thoroughly cooked.  But everything else was good!
Sep. 12, 2009 3:40 pm
I love potstickers too. I have found the key to a yummy non-stick method after boiling is to spray a pan with oil, place the potstickers on it, spray the potstickers with oil and then bake. This way I can make a whole lot at once cause the kids like em too! If you don't boil them the dough is yucky and the middle doesn't get done in my experience.
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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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