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Mar. 18, 2014 3:49 pm 
Updated: Mar. 20, 2014 3:43 pm
I grew up in the 50's and 60's and Mazola is a a brand that our family grew up with! Life was simpler back then, I was raised in the South so traditional foods are often fried. Back then we didn’t know much about cholesterol and how eating healthier would affect us later in Life…or maybe we… MORE
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Nov. 16, 2013 9:07 pm 
Updated: Nov. 18, 2013 3:41 pm
Did I mention...I AM NOT A BAKER!  However, these recipes are probably the prettiest I have ever baked...I impressed myself! And so easy! I baked both with SPLENDA®granulated sweetener. I have 2 friends who are diabetic but who love their sweets. Both these desserts fit the bill. Here is what… MORE
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Sep. 30, 2012 3:19 am 
Updated: Nov. 7, 2012 10:14 pm
I have sold my house in Kentucky and have moved to my new home in Titusville, Florida, closer to my family. Although I have lived in Florida for 35 years, grew up most of my life here, I have been gone for 15 years. I think the hardest part of adjusting will be missing the seasonal changes of… MORE
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May 14, 2012 8:47 am 
Updated: Jun. 16, 2012 12:21 pm
When we moved from Ohio to Kentucky right at Thanksgiving and all my cookbooks were all still packed in some box, I decided to go online to see if I could find a recipe for what I had on hand. I had only unpacked one box of dishes and some bake ware. I was 45 minutes from any store, in the… MORE
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Apr. 30, 2012 7:27 am 
Updated: May 3, 2012 6:34 pm
When I was a little girl, one of my memories of my Florida Granddaddy is when he'd do a crab boil for a family gathering. We put newspaper over the dining table and got out all the crab picking tools, usually just nutcrackers, while he filled the kitchen with the distinct smell of Old Bay… MORE
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Mar. 11, 2012 10:53 am 
Updated: Apr. 4, 2012 10:07 am
Hi, Guys! GDerr's "Relocation Director" here...LOL! Here's the FINAL FINAL dates. The actual Allrecipes Get-together at the restaurant is Saturday, Sept 15th at Hunt's Restaurant  , at 11 - 11:30 am. DON'T BE LATE! The line winds all around the building by noon! They have all types of seafood… MORE
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Dec. 20, 2011 4:09 am 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2012 1:31 am
Thank you so much for all your Love and caring….   I think it’s about time to let you know how I am doing…without my sweetheart, Danny. I’m as fine as one could expect … coping, learning, and doing the best I know how. I have kept busy these past nine months with much traveling. As some know,… MORE
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Dec. 9, 2011 7:23 am 
Updated: Dec. 9, 2011 5:57 pm
SHARYL LYNN HOOPER (1959 - 2011) She has been on Allrecipes since 2003! She was an avid Allrecipes poster ( a great cook) \who helped all on the Recipe Exchange. Sweet and wonderful woman, great friend, always had a listening ear and an Idea! If you did not… MORE
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Nov. 22, 2011 5:22 am 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2011 12:34 am
GrandMommy's coffeepot As things change from year to year, one thing that is stable in our lives are our "Family Traditions". It can be the little things like the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Fourth of July picnics and fireworks, raking leaves in Fall together, Santa Claus or.... … MORE
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Oct. 1, 2011 8:44 am 
Updated: Nov. 14, 2011 8:10 am
It hardly seems like just a week ago today! But last Saturday, in Panama City, Florida, Gary (GDerr) and his Clare, Pelicangal (Jan), CindyLepp, Robogramma (Robin), Arich (Amanda) and her sweetie, Tim and Staci(Staci) and her hubby, Jim......from all parts of the country got together to eat… MORE
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About Me
As some know(thank you for your support)my Hubby passed away in April 2011. I sold the home in KY the day before I moved down to Florida, I was such a lucky duck and so thankful. Down here in Central Coast Florida since late Aug. 2012. I still cook and bake and its so good to be around family again!
My favorite things to cook
There is just one of me but I do cook dinner almost every night. I love easy dishes on the nights I really don't feel like cooking. Grandmommy Capps lived in Rocky Mount, NC....Sundays were a holiday! Dinner was at 2pm. Leftovers were snacks later(dark thirty)....she was a great biscuit and piemaker. Being the oldest of 23 grandchildren, I was the BEST dishwasher! Hand wash everything in a washpan! I've never heard of it??? You need one to play as your wash sink,and then you rinse in the kitchen sink.....It was air dry either....someone had to dry ALL the dishes! I love my Sis for that!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have ham, blackeyed peas, collard greens, and corn muffins on New Year's Day for good luck! Peanut blossums are my favorite cookie for Christmas!
My cooking triumphs
"Banana Crumb Muffins" were delicious & gorgeous,looked store-bought!
My cooking tragedies
I have left the neck(in the bag) in the turkey in the past 5 years! I should know better! Always rememember to check BOTH ends of the turkey before you cook it! I'm Blonde...Sheesh!!
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