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GIVE THEM FOOD...and other ways to cope with life

 
Nov. 27, 2009 7:57 pm 
Updated: Dec. 2, 2009 11:45 pm
I'm sure Thanksgiving in your house was similar to mine...we laughed, we cried, we ate way too much and rolled ourselves from the table over to the couch where we remained for hours!  There was some mention of playing a game but that soon dissolved as my two college kids found it necessary… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 26, 2009 8:43 am 
Updated: Dec. 12, 2009 11:34 pm
I'm taking a break from the kitchen and I just wanted to share this with you before I forget!  I was preparing salad dressing for Thanksgiving and reached for my Balsamic Vinegar.  As I poured out my first tablespoon I thought "I don't remember there being herbs in this… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 24, 2009 5:01 am 
Updated: Nov. 26, 2009 3:35 am
With Thanksgiving in a few days, I just wanted to say a big thank you to the AR community for all the thoughts and prayers for my family over the last few months.  I have really enjoyed writing this blog and getting your comments.   I wish you all a blessed time with family and… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 16, 2009 3:58 pm 
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009 4:48 am
If I were to take my whole family out for this dinner it would cost a fortune.  I can make it for about 1/5 of the price.  This is a special request menu usually on birthdays but I have served it on Christmas Eve.  I have made this for years and it is always such a hit, I had to… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 14, 2009 3:05 pm 
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009 3:20 pm
This is my secret fantasy....me in the kitchen , cooking creating, serving friends..and having someone always clean up.  I could do this and very little else and be perfectly happy.  But no, life has to have other annoying realities that scream for our attention. Such was our demise… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 12, 2009 3:49 pm 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2009 2:29 pm
"Well, YOU can just eat leftovers!!"  was the snide remark that never made it out of my mouth as I slammed the door on my way to "find some sanity".  Some days, the saint you just hailed on Monday turns into an unidentifiable irritation by Thursday...how does that happen? … MORE
 
 
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Nov. 10, 2009 2:40 pm 
Updated: Nov. 14, 2009 6:11 pm
I taught a fun class this weekend on recipes from Ina Garten, Giada, and Emeril.  The class was full of people who weren't too familiar with cooking. This is my favorite kind of class because it is wonderful to see them tackle these recipes and then be so proud of their dishes.  I… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 4, 2009 7:36 pm 
Updated: Nov. 6, 2009 9:40 am
Why do those words strike fear into the hearts of many?  It's getting to be the holiday season and I am always on the look out for interesting appetizers to bring to events.  When I was up in Canada, I bought a copy of  "Canadian Living" , a magazine that was a favorite when I… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 1, 2009 4:32 am 
Updated: Nov. 18, 2009 3:23 pm
Well, it's been over 3 weeks since I posted.  We are back from Canada where my Dad passed away peacefully on October 24th.  Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for my family.Usually we only spend a few days back in Ontario but this time we were there… MORE
 
 
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cocojo

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May 2009

Cooking Level
Professional

Cooking Interests
Baking, Stir Frying, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work

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About Me
Loving life at 50ish. Kids are gone and I'm focusing on my career! I enjoyed running a chocolate truffle business for 3 years and now teach adults and children about chocolate. I also teach hands on cooking classes at a local cooking school and am writing my first cookbook! Please visit me at my blog www.allrecipes.com/cook/givethemfood
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook almost anything but particularly enjoy Italian. I have been studying Vegetarian and Vegan cooking for the last few years and love to make healthy meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
from scratch cinnamon buns on Christmas morning...they take forever but Oh! so worth it!
My cooking triumphs
landing my dream job as a teaching chef.
My cooking tragedies
when I was teaching myself to cook way back in college, I made these wonderful oatmeal raisin cookies for my roomies....only problem was I forgot the flour! The cookies became one big mass that overflowed the cookie sheet and made a huge mess in the oven!
 
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