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Apr. 8, 2014 12:39 pm 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2014 4:21 am
Time is flying by.  In just a little over eight weeks the Middle of the Midwest Roundup will be happening.  June 6th, 7th and 8th you are invited to join the fun and festivities here at my house.  Friday evening for the early arrivals there will be happy hour with an array of hors d'oeuvres. … MORE
 
 
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Jan. 25, 2014 8:51 am 
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014 2:21 pm
It's here!  Year number 5.  I can hardly believe it.  Since that first year when Magnolia Blossom drove 8 hours on a dark cold rainy night in Novemberto what was a stranger's house to now, five years later when we can't wait to see each other in 5 months and anyone else that would like to come.… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2013 9:07 am 
Updated: Dec. 12, 2013 8:30 am
As always, when the old year ends the weather allows me more time to look out my window in quiet reflection.  I like to think about what I am thankful for.  Some thoughts are serious and considerate.  Others are amusing and entertaining.  At least to me.  Here's an example.  I am really… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 6, 2013 4:14 pm 
Updated: Dec. 4, 2013 12:50 pm
Yes, I admit it.  I am a confounded cook.  I am frequently bewildered and confused in the kitchen.  That room also gives me numerous occasions to utter mild oaths.  All because of that dreaded "L" word.  And this isn't even a new or recent occurrence.  While revisiting an old blog post,… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 22, 2013 3:56 pm 
Updated: Sep. 27, 2013 5:13 am
I sit here looking out my office window at all the shade that trees I have planted cast upon the yard.  It reminds me of a game I played years ago.  Hey, we only had 3 TV stations to choose from back then and there certainly was nothing online.  Computers  back then were the size of rooms. … MORE
 
 
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Jun. 25, 2013 9:00 am 
Updated: Jul. 8, 2013 5:02 am
June 23rd was the last day for food and fun for the Midwest Roundup gang.  Can I say the yard and gardens were weed free?  Nope.  Can I say the house was perfectly clean and decorated?  Uh huh.  Can I say that everyone that wanted to come, made it?  'Fraid not.  But what I can say is the… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 5, 2013 3:09 pm 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2013 5:30 pm
June 21st thru the 23rd, the 4th annual Middle of the Midwest Roundup is happening!  The yard may be a mess, the house might not be perfectly clean like I expect it to be but the food will be pretty good and the company will be great!  I'm not sure who is coming right now but  I do know… MORE
 
 
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May 5, 2013 7:48 am 
Updated: Jun. 5, 2013 10:13 pm
It's been such a long time since I first met you.  Can I say I knew you very well?  No, not until you and a certain someone were in 9th grade.  I got to hear so much about you back then.  Even as a teenager you impressed me.  And then when I needed you most, you were there. Hard to believe it… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 18, 2013 10:05 am 
Updated: Mar. 26, 2013 6:52 am
It's on! June 21, 22 and 23, 2013 the 4th Middle of the Midwest Roundup will be held! And anyone that would like to attend is welcome!I can hardly believe that 4 years ago several people who met thru All Recipes got together for lunch at my house. And then some of them kept coming back yearly!… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2012 1:06 pm 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2012 10:49 am
Earlier this year when I had the MO roundup, I wanted to make something really neat for the cooks to take home with them. Gifts from the garden, so to speak, but what to make? The year before the cook's gift was a potted herb in a one of a kind pot. I had envisioned full lush pots of happy… MORE
 
 
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Cat Hill

Home Town
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting

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About Me
I live in the middle of the U.S. in a farming communtiy. Gardening, reading and cooking are the things you'll mostly find me doing. I also enjoy horseback riding & my many pets. A husband & teen, I have 1 of each.
My favorite things to cook
Bread & BBQ are 2 of my favorite things to cook. I do enjoy a food challenge. Last year it was curing my own brisket for Corned beef & pastrami & porkloin for Canadian bacon. This year sausages & scratch cakes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Bread and brittle. I learned to bake bread with my Mom. It was her favorite thing to make. My Aunt made the best peanut brittle ever. She'd stopped making it in the later years but when I told her how much I enjoyed her brittle, she opened the vault ,gave me the recipe & handed over the brittle torch to me.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that turns out the way I wanted it to or exceeds my expectations! Like my homemade bratwurst.
My cooking tragedies
Let's not go there! I prefer not to think about my kitchen disasters besides my child can gleefully recount all of them.
 
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