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Mar. 7, 2010 8:48 am 
Updated: Mar. 18, 2010 1:01 pm
I have always loved rice.  I like it as a side dish or in a main dish and who doesn't like it as a dessert dish?  In the last couple of months I have made an effort to move from white rice to brown rice. Some brown rice just taste to earthy for me, but recently I found a brown rice at… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 2, 2010 3:37 pm 
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010 10:15 pm
I read with interest on the RE today about a butter vs margarine debate, well not really, someone was asking for recommendations on a new margarine.  I grew up eating only butter on every thing and then went through a period were I ate 1/2 butter 1/2 margarine in the tub and then… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2009 11:28 am 
Updated: Sep. 28, 2009 7:40 am
Chefs you admire:Barefoot Contessa What cooking shows do you watch?Barefoot Contessa,  Your must-have kitchen accessory is:lemon squeezer What is your go-to ingredient?Shallots How many courses should a meal have?How ever many you want. What's your favorite… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 10, 2009 6:33 pm 
Updated: Jul. 17, 2009 6:27 pm
I caught a report tonight on the CBS Evening News with the title Eat Less, Live Longer.  A group of scientist took monkeys and put half on a calorie restricted diet.  They wanted to see if they would live longer.  That they did.  50% died on the unrestricted diet verses the… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 2, 2009 9:21 am 
Updated: Jul. 2, 2009 11:14 pm
I got this from southerngma's page.  Thanks for letting me highjack it:)McDonald's, Burger King, In-n-Out?  In and out- My son makes the frys there:)Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, Arbys? Hmm....I actually like all 3 for different things, but only in moderation or… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 27, 2009 7:02 am 
Updated: Jun. 27, 2009 4:46 pm
Every year around this time a box of peaches shows up from Frog Hollow Farms.  This is no ordinary peach.  When you bite into these peaches it is a little bite of heaven.  This peaches taste like peaches used to taste when I was a kid.  Do you remeber the fruit of our… MORE
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A beautiful little peach!
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Excitement when this box shows up at the door.
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Jun. 17, 2009 10:45 am 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2009 9:06 pm
I was initially on the fence on whether I wanted to participate or not in the quilt block.  Seemed like one more thing to have to.  Thought about going to the fabric store, but then I thought I have so much fabric here I'm sure I can find something to do.  Start to finish… MORE
quilt square hard to see my screen name and the stones.
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Jun. 11, 2009 12:35 pm 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2009 8:52 pm
I am sorta (read, I am) a Facebook junkie.  It has been fun to connect with old friends (I mean really old like from the 60's)  One of the things I get a kick out of is taking all the stupid quizes and fun surveys on there. Quizes like:  What movie star would play you in a… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 5, 2009 9:18 am 
Updated: Apr. 5, 2009 10:51 pm
I just can not pass by a good survey!  Thanks for sharing Happy Cooker:)Chefs you admire: Ina Gardner and my brother:)What cooking shows do you watch?The only one I tivo is Barefoot Contessa.  I have all of her cookbooks and they are amazing.  Every thing you make out of them turns out… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 13, 2009 9:05 pm 
Updated: Mar. 16, 2009 5:57 pm
Foodie Survey Check out the rockstar herself, Ms. LTH, who started this foodie survey craze... SunnyBwho lovingly hijacked it.... ,Christine who, like me, couldn't resist a good survey! Cookin Bug and Trishie....I carry on the tradition!  1. How do you like your eggs? I'm not a huge egg person,… MORE
 
 
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SWEETJAM

Living In
Tempe, Arizona, USA

Member Since
Dec. 2002

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Sewing, Gardening, Reading Books, Wine Tasting

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About Me
I love to cook and have often thought I should have gone to culinary school. My biggest cooking influence is my mother she is really a good cook, but I look up to my brother who has never used a recipe in his life....he cooks by taste; a little of this and that and it is always amazing. I cook almost every night for my family. My true passion is entertaining. I secretly want to be Martha Stewart...he he!!
My favorite things to cook
I like good soup and hearty meals. I also love to come across a good apetizer recipe. I recently purchased a bread machine and have really enjoyed using it. I'm not baking so much now that my daughter is doing a lot of it around here.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baklava every Christmas. It looks like you spent all day in the kitchen, but it is a snap! My dad made stuffing every holiday. It is still the best I have ever tasted with apples and raisons. YUMMY!
My cooking triumphs
I will try anything, once! I made that italian dish they always talk about on Everybody Loves Raymond. It was time consuming, but interesting to make. I always say if you can follow a recipe you can be a good cook. Teaching my daughter the love of cooking and baking. When I'm out of town she actually gets a hot meal on the table and can even make home made bread. I'm so proud of her. She will be making all the pies for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
My cooking tragedies
The biggest one is a recipe for brussel sprouts that you steamed than cooked in a jelly of some sort. I didn't think I was steaming them long enough. They were raw! Very dissapointing side dish to a Thanksgiving meal!
 
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