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Nov. 2, 2011 10:16 am 
Updated: Nov. 5, 2011 3:11 pm
So in my last blog I said I was going to conquer my fear of bread baking.  I never was any good at it, always ending up with a loaf that was either dense and tasteless or full of holes.  Well, I'm happy to say....by gosh I think I've got it!  In the past months I have been making homemade… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 14, 2011 11:31 am 
Updated: Aug. 19, 2011 7:31 am
Ok, so I've made bread before...but I've never really ventured far from quick breads or the occassional loaf of regular wheat or white (maybe with some added roasted garlic and herbs).  I've decided it's time for me to face my fears and go for the gusto, so to speak.  I'm trying the 'No… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 6, 2011 4:41 pm 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2011 12:11 pm
I guess I'm just venting my frustrations.  This organic gardening thing is harder than it sounds.  I mean...it sounds so simple!  You just plant the seeds, no chemicals, and watch it grow, right?  Wrong!  The weeds have decided to declare war on our organic/heirloom oasis, and the bugs...well… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 3, 2010 2:53 pm 
Updated: Nov. 11, 2010 12:53 pm
I have not bought a can of cream-of-anything-soup for over two years now.  I made a pact with myself and my family that I would make everything natural, and omit all of those processed ingredients that get thrown in for convenience.  Yes, I even gave up my recipe secrets packets and pre-mixed… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 30, 2010 3:21 pm 
Updated: Sep. 8, 2010 11:48 am
Does anyone else enjoy having breakfast for dinner?  We never seem to have time in the mornings, even on the weekends, to make the really good stuff.  I'm talking from-scratch pancakes, bacon, eggs, home-made sausage....stuff that really makes your tummy smile!  Well that's what we're having… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 16, 2010 2:37 pm 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010 2:17 pm
I guess I'll begin by introducing myself.  I'm Marcia, and I've been an allrecipes member since 2002.  I was born and raised in Texas, lived in the Chicago-land area after graduation, moved back to Texas for 5 years, then up to Wisconsin for another 5.  Now we've moved to Tennessee, and live… MORE
 
 
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FOODWIZ

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Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
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Del Rio, Tennessee, USA

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Oct. 2002

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

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I'm a mom of 2 boys (yes they keep me VERY busy), a student working on my bachelor's degree online, and a very avid cook.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about anything, from pies and cookies, to gourmet dishes like Chicken Marsala, Rack of Lamb...pretty much everything! (Except liver of course--YUCK!) :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is a HUGE deal in our family. It's the time of year when diets go out the window, and everyone enjoys great food and time together.
My cooking triumphs
I guess everytime I discover a new recipe, tweak it to just how we like it, and discover something new to add to our cookbook, it's a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
The worst thing I ever made was a gingerbread loaf cake (I think I actually got the recipe off of this site). My dog, who eats tin cans and motor oil, wouldn't even touch it. It was AWFUL!
 
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