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Jim loves to cook

Feb. 27, 2013 8:01 am 
Updated: Mar. 11, 2013 11:49 am
I just wanted all my friends on allrecipes.com to know my daughters baby didn't make it.  I really wanted to know the feeling of being a grandpa too.  My daughter has to go in for a (DNC) what ever that is, at 5:00 AM in the morning.  I just wanted you all to know. MORE
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Dec. 21, 2012 11:37 am 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2012 7:06 pm
In January of every year as long as I can remember we have processed our deer sausage... A little deer summer sausage (the semi dried kind) a few deer brats,  and of coarse for all the deer you need some fat.  So, I buy a big hog every year so we have fat for the sausage.  I set the rear hams… MORE
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Dec. 20, 2012 6:00 am 
Updated: Dec. 23, 2012 9:11 am
Hello all;     I have a Frick's Supertrim Bone-in ham for Christmas...(16 lb.)..  I'm looking for a recipe for this ham.  I have my old everyday recipe that I have been using for years, but I want to try something different.  Risky yes, with 34 people coming for Christmas dinner, but I'll… MORE
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Dec. 18, 2012 4:13 am 
Updated: Dec. 25, 2012 7:15 pm
I wanted to wish everyone in Allrecipes.com a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.  This is the time of the year when family comes together.  I have a very loving family and that is what the holidays mean to me FAMILY and love.  I don;'t care about the presents, but I sure do enjoy… MORE
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Aug. 1, 2012 6:03 am 
Updated: Aug. 1, 2012 6:51 pm
Hi everyone. A very good friend of mine brought me some tomato's.  I'm talking 4 or 5 pound tomato's.  HUGE! I canned them.  5 tomato's filled 3 quart jars plus.   Well, now I have 11 quart for winter, so far.  I use Splenda a lot but I have never used there Brown sugar granulated.  I was… MORE
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Jul. 12, 2012 5:02 am 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2012 7:21 am
Hello everyone good to be back.  I would take my PC Tablet to the hospital, but the hospital's WI-FI connection gives new meaning to the word Slowwwwwwwwwww.  Snail mode....LOL Anyhow my A1C has went from 6.8 down to 6.2 what ever that means.  Doctor says that's good, and that's good enough… MORE
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Jun. 28, 2012 5:56 am 
Updated: Jun. 30, 2012 9:17 am
I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me.  I can't for the life of me figure out how to navigate here in allrecipes.com, other wise I would have thank you individually.  MIKE HARVEY:  I did use the LINK you give me for Splenda with my peaches, and OMG I have to fight off the… MORE
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Jun. 22, 2012 5:40 am 
Updated: Jun. 24, 2012 4:12 pm
Yeh!  Peach trees have 2 by 4's supporting the limbs.  My son Kyle and girlfriend Lisa have a bunch of peach tree's, and OMG! there loaded.  Here I am diabetic and trying to find things to do with them that won't effect my diabetes.  I am educating myself on this subject but there is so much… MORE
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Jun. 19, 2012 8:09 am 
Updated: Jun. 21, 2012 8:43 am
It really helped hearing from all of you and your support.  I have pretty much cut out all bread, potato's, pasta, another words CARBS.  I did get a meter from the doctor and have to check my blood sugar twice a day. Doctor has me on Metphormin 500mg., once a day.  I can't exercise like I… MORE
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Mar. 1, 2012 5:25 am 
Updated: Mar. 9, 2012 7:41 pm
I was just diagnosed yesterday 2-29-2012 with diabetes.  I don't have a clue on what to do yet.  I've been reading in the American Diabetes Association but there is so much to read.  As usual the doctor really wasn't any help either.  I'll get it, it just takes time.  I really have never delt… MORE
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Jim McGuire

Home Town
Granite City, Illinois, USA
Living In
Caseyville, Illinois, USA

Member Since
Mar. 2006

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Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Gardening, Fishing, Hunting, Music

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About Me
I am a easy going guy who is always busy. Yes ladys and gents I don't have time for TV. During the winter months I am either hunting or most likely helping down at the church. During spring I am working on repairs outside and getting my hotbox ready for the garden. Summer and fall I am busy canning and freezing what comes out of my garden. I also cook all the meals for the day or event.
My favorite things to cook
I have to thank my mother for this. She broke her ankle when I was 10 years old, and there is where I learned to cook. I am nothing compared to my mother,(she is a true Chef), can make a delicous dish from scraps in the refigerator. Anyhow, I make a lot of bread type, deserts, nationalities.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I would have to say Thanksgiving. Every year I do the Turkey and dressing, and homemade dinner rolls. We have a big family I want to say (33 people+)and everyone likes my marinaded turkey and special dressing. I never have any leftovers of anything.
My cooking triumphs
Everything I have ever done has been great. I always end up with a empty dish.
My cooking tragedies
None: My daughter burnt popcorn;;; how do you burn popcorn? She said I did it, thats my girl.
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