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Aug. 15, 2010 4:55 pm 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2010 4:59 pm
I am so excited because I just got back from the fair and I won two purple ribbons - one for most baked items entered (only the insane like me get this) and one for best overall preserved food for my homemade tomato soup! I can't believe it!  Out of all the preserved entered that they thought mine was the best - I am so flattered!  I entered the canned stuff just for fun to see how I would do because I was very proud of all my stuff I canned this year.  I also got first for my fudgy coffee brownies, chocolate mound bars, white bread machine bread (which is the recipe from the best bread machine bread ever recipe on this site), whole wheat bread machine bread, pumpkin bread,pumpkin muffins and I can't remember the rest!  I will post on the other stuff when I know! I just wanted to let all my allrecipe people how I did!  Thanks for rooting for me!!!
Aug. 15, 2010 5:17 pm
Goodness gracious woman, you've been busy. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! on your ribbons. Funny, just today I was telling a friend of mine I wish I could find a good recipe for homemade tomato soup. Is it on the site? I may have overlooked it. I hope you will send it to me if not. Again, what fun you had and congratulations again!!
Aug. 15, 2010 6:59 pm
Great job!
Aug. 15, 2010 7:54 pm
Congrats! :)
Aug. 15, 2010 9:05 pm
Oh what a grand day for you Aoswalt!! WTG GF!! Very happy for you indeed.
Aug. 16, 2010 7:33 am
My tomato soup recipe is under my canning recipes blog!
Aug. 16, 2010 8:05 am
Great Job!!
Mrs. C 
Aug. 16, 2010 8:28 am
Awesom! I'll be looking for those recipes!
Aug. 18, 2010 4:59 pm
Congratulations!!!! Nice to see the hard work being acknowledged.
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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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