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Ahhhh Sleeping in on a saturday!! 
Aug. 20, 2011 8:48 am 
Updated: Aug. 24, 2011 8:03 pm
The fair is officially over! And my Daddy's surgery went really well.  He is still in the hospital but is walking around and able to eat food. God has been really good this week!
I ended up taking first place for my buttermilk bread, whole wheat bread, brownies, white chocolate cashew blondies, decadent chocolate cake, pumpkin struesel muffins, coffeecake, and my zucchini bread. Everything else took second. Not too shabby! I enjoyed it, but not as much as usual with everything that has been going between work, and my dad. But things are definitely looking better!
And on top of that my daughter began driving herself to school on Thursday!!! BY HER SELF!!!!! I totally was stressing out when she pulled out of the driveway! I bawled like a baby until she texted my that she had parked the car! It is terrifying to not have any control over her when she gets in her vehicle. Not that I had any control sitting beside her, but still.  She made it fine her first two days. I can breathe a little easier now. I am surprised I didn't have a mental breakdown with everything that has gone the last two weeks! God helped me with my sanity!!
Well I hope you all have a great weekend!!
Aug. 24, 2011 8:03 pm
I just found your blog. You must be a well-organized baker to be able to enter so many products at one time!! They all sound delicious. The judges must agree!! What is wrong with your dad?
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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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