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

 
Aug. 31, 2009 5:51 pm 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2009 8:49 am
Thanks for all the wonderful support during this difficult week.  What a great community this is.I'm coping by keeping busy in my kitchen.  I finally made it out to find some peaches and got a little carried away...as I tend to do....I processed 30 lbs of peaches, made jam, peach pie… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 31, 2009 10:46 am 
Updated: Sep. 6, 2009 9:19 pm
Sometimes life is just hard.  In the midst of dealing with my Dad's situation, my beautiful 11 year old dog Fred lost his battle with cancer on Sunday.  Not a person but as many of you dog lovers know, he might as well have been.  He was a wonderful dog.  My husband wrote… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 28, 2009 3:52 pm 
Updated: Aug. 30, 2009 9:22 am
Tears rolled down my face as I savored each sweet comment left on my blog.  Thank you all so very much for taking time to share  your memories of losing your parents and to offer such words of encouragement.  Each entry touched my heart. I am overwhelmed.We are all individuals… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 26, 2009 9:57 am 
Updated: Aug. 31, 2009 6:17 pm
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal;a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh;a… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 21, 2009 6:19 pm 
Just wanted to add that I tried the Healthy Garden Salad from AR and it was fantastic!  MORE
 
 
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Aug. 21, 2009 6:13 pm 
Updated: Aug. 28, 2009 8:14 pm
I taught 2 classes Thursday and Friday and this recipe was the favorite, so I thought I'd share it with you.  Serves 4Panzanella  -a version of Tuscany Bread Salad4 cloves of garlic minced4 tsp champagne vinegarkosher salt and fresh ground pepper8 TBSP  EVO( good quality olive… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 19, 2009 7:06 pm 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2009 2:13 pm
I was cooking boneless chicken tonight and wanted to share a discovery I made sometime in my culinary life.I was forever trying to get boneless chicken to stay moist when I cooked it in a pan.  I usually resorted to boiling it in stock to keep it moist, but it always looked anemic! … MORE
 
 
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Aug. 17, 2009 5:55 pm 
Updated: Aug. 19, 2009 4:29 pm
All you moms out there who have high school/college kids I'm sure know what I mean.  Between school, work,sports, friends etc...we can rarely sit down and eat a meal together!   People are coming and going and eating at all sorts of hours!I've come up with this method that I only… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 16, 2009 1:47 pm 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2009 5:35 pm
So, I'm preparing my lesson plan for teaching "An Italian Cafe" night when I got researching Endive.Here's the story....in 1830 some guy left chicory root in his dark, damp basement while he travelled.He had intended to use the chicory root to create a coffee substitute. When he returned he… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 15, 2009 6:36 pm 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2009 1:26 pm
Believe it or not I had some leftover chocolate haning around and felt it calling me sometime around 2pm today.  I melted it in the microwave and added broken pretzels, the remainder of a can of peanuts and a few honeynut cheerios from the bottom of the cereal box.  I made little… MORE
 
 
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cocojo

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May 2009

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

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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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