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Jul. 15, 2013 12:41 pm 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013 5:12 pm
How many of you have started something only to leave the project unfinished? Yes, me also. once again I am seeking to reorganize and harmonize my life.      When my motivation seems to be lacking I have found that it is because I did not take care of myself. Not enough rest, not enough… MORE
Mar. 17, 2013 3:32 pm 
Updated: Mar. 18, 2013 9:06 am
I must admit to all that I was able to complete 2 weeks of menu planning, (yeah me!) but as for getting my life and home in order not so much so harmony is still awaiting. We went out to dinner for the last 3 much for saving some of our moola!  lol  Today I was able to make the… MORE
Mar. 14, 2013 7:35 pm 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2013 3:01 pm
Who hear knows exactly what they have, where they have it and how much they have of it?....Not I says this slightly worn out Cottage Hand! 30 years of playing homemaker, working Mom, disabled Mom, Grandmother and worn out wife has led me to realize I have an addiction to being organized. I… MORE
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Cottage Hand

Home Town
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

Member Since
Mar. 2013

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Cooking Interests
Baking, Slow Cooking, Quick & Easy

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About Me
Wife and Mom of 2 with 2 grandchildren. Looking to expand my cooking experience and be a more organized person who is able to accomplish more with ease.
My favorite things to cook
I like making my Mom's chuck roast which is a family favorite, and I love sweets...I have been married for 30 years andstill consider myself a novice - I finally have the time to experiment and grow as a cook and soo look forward to the experience.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom always did the cooking expcept for a few of Dad's french Canadian recipes that included of course crepes and poutines... I hated those poutines...but I have passed on the crepes and Mom's chuck roast !
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs? Does gaining weight mean I have helped me to become triumphant?
My cooking tragedies
Oh do I have a tragedy lol My very first year I was married I soo wanted to show off my noexostent cooking skills that I volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner. All the sides were done, and we were still waiting on the turkey for HOURS as I put it in with the breast down and it just did not cook... to this day one of my brothers still brings this up :/
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