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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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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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About Me
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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