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Smelling Food 
Jan. 21, 2009 1:09 pm 
Updated: Jan. 24, 2009 9:32 pm

I have had a love of food for as long as I can remember.  It is amazing really considering I was allergic to milk and flour for the first 8 - 10 years of my life.  I drank goat’s milk and my Mom bought special cookies from a bakery in downtown PA with no diary or flour in them read: they were nasty.  That meant no birthday cakes or cookies no ice cream and I started smelling food.  To this day I will smell every thing before it goes in my mouth.  When I was a kid I used it as a substitute for eating.  I would ask my brother if I could smell his ice cream.  Fortunately I grew out of the allergy and unfortunately I will not touch goat cheese.  Just the smell of it is a turn off.  Kind of ironic, huh?

Jan. 21, 2009 8:15 pm
At least you outgrew the allergy and are able to eat whatever you want. Yay
Jan. 22, 2009 8:17 am
Denise- I am thankful and thankful that neither of my kids got any food allergies per say- we have discovered recently that my son is allergic to avocados- mouth itches and raw potatoes.
Jan. 22, 2009 8:37 am
I think the sense of smell is severely underrated. I love smelling food!!
Jan. 22, 2009 10:10 am
I agree Trishie, but it is odd when I catch myself doing it:)
Jan. 24, 2009 9:32 pm
I love smelling bread!
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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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