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Where does the time go? 
Jun. 22, 2013 7:19 pm 
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013 6:14 pm
Just happened to notice I haven't wrote anything on here since 2011! Really? I suck! So much has happened.....My daughter graduated and is starting school this fall.  And I have been teaching her how to cook! She can make really good chocolate chip cookies, and this week she branched out to pie! She made her first pumpkin pie, and lemon meringue! I do need to teach a few tricks to meringue and working on lemon filling (she thought if she added more lemon juice it would be even better, but it didn't set up as well) .  But you have to learn, and it was still really good.  She made her daddy a beautiful deep dark chocolate cake with homemade icing for Father's day, and some vanilla cupcakes for her cousin's birthday.  And I got homemade sugar cookies with homemade frosting for my birthday! Every day I come home from work she is doing something new! She can make a pretty good crockpot lasagna too.  Maybe I will work with her on biscuits this week.....who knows? I hope everyone out there teaches there kids how to do some simple cooking..one day we won't be there to do it!
Jun. 23, 2013 6:30 am
I feel it's important for all young folks to have some kitchen & cooking knowledge. We all eat,& not knowing the basics of taking care of yourself could be a problem. I know some people that eat out all the time & it sure is expensive.
Jun. 23, 2013 7:01 am
Great that your daughter is starting to cook. Be sure to teach her how to cook a chicken breast and roast and saute veggies too. These are simple healthy foods she could make for herself when she moves out.
Jun. 25, 2013 8:14 am
Thanks for posting. It's good to read about children learning cooking skills. I wish I had had that opportunity.
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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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