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WELCOME TO MY LABORATORY

 
Dec. 21, 2009 7:39 pm 
Updated: Dec. 30, 2009 10:23 am
The last time I looked at the calendar it was November 24, 2009.  Great!  Lots of time to browse AllRecipes, decide on the Perfect Pork recipe, make the Sur Kal (Norwegian Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Caraway Seeds), the Russian Peas, and ask my mother for the Family… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 3, 2009 5:04 am 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010 2:15 pm
As I explained in my first blog, I am culinarily challenged.  It is just a fact of life -- like my natural hair colour, my age, and my inability to squlech the Adrenaline Rush when faced with new challenges.  Whoever says my hair is not grey, that I don't look my… MORE
 
 
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sparkytoo

Member Since
Jan. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Gardening, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing

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About Me
Live with my SoulMate Hubby (a.k.a. "The Most Wonderful Man In the World") in a teeny, tiny apartment with two psycho cats.
My favorite things to cook
Still in progress, but the list includes (from this site): Scandinavian Almond Bars; Serbian Beef and Vegetables; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Black Russian Bread; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Roasted Red Potatoes; Norwegian Meat Balls; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Norwegian Soft Cake; Milk-Braised Pork Loin!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Blot Kake (Norwegian Soft "Cake"); Sur Kal (Norwegian "Sour Cabbage"); Russian Peas; Scandinavian Almond Bars; Norwegian Meat Balls; (started by me) Milk-Braised Pork Loin
My cooking triumphs
My first loaf of bread (assisted by my very first breadmaker) Making the Scandinavian Almond Bars -- and they worked FIRST TIME Norwegian Meat Balls - HURRAY for me! Blot Kaker (even though it was a little tough due to using brown instead of white sugar) (Hokey Phinokey! I should upgrade my level as THE BEST EXPERT - WORLD AMAZING! Just because of this little cake)!! And, the recipe that boosted my rating from beginning to Intermediate: Milk-Braised Pork Loin!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
Never, EVER ... under any circumstance: 1. Add ketchup to Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Helper!! (We ordered Pizza that night.) 2. Pour onion soup mix from a bulk bag directly into what you are cooking ... *GAG* (Jam Sandwiches are a great replacement!) 3. When making Russian Peas, make sure they do NOT boil dry. That was Christmas Eve dinner (the Big Disaster) December 2009. 4. NOTE TO SELF: Although Hubby adds ketchup to EVERYTHING -- DO NOT add to anything while cooking (He's usually right!)-- Reminder: Easy Fettuccine Fiasco. *Sigh*
 
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