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Spring is finally officially here!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Apr. 25, 2010 9:09 am 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2010 1:08 pm
It's nice to know that spring is here in full force, thunderstorms and all!  The lilacs are blooming and the onions have popped up in the garden!  We have a wedding coming up in 27 days!  My stepdaughter is getting married in Kansas on May 22nd.  We found this beautiful bed and breakfast to have the wedding and reception at.  I am excited.  But boy is May packed with stuff to do!  We have two graduations, a wedding, a family reunion, and then we get to go on vacation!  I can't wait til then!  I am weary just thinking about it.  Since we live about 3 hours away from the wedding there isn't much for us to do like I want to!  If it was closer, I would be going insane with food for the reception and the rehearsal dinner, but I just can't drive that far and be able to cook everything I want to not having my kitchen.  But everything will turn out great, I just can't stress over some things, right?
Just for a touch of summer I made the zucchini corn fritters the other night!  Boy I can't wait for fresh corn and zucchini but they tasted just great.  I almost ate the whole batch myself!  What is everyone else looking forward to with summer?
Apr. 25, 2010 1:08 pm
Enjoy your happy occasions. It's always nice to have a calendar filled with celebrations.
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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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