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Grandkids and Cooking are a natural go together.

Mar. 26, 2012 8:58 am 
Updated: Apr. 5, 2012 7:03 pm
I picked up some buffet style, cotton napkins a few days ago thinking that it would be something fun to learn to do with the daughter and grand girls. I have never folded a cloth napkin so it was going to be a learning adventure for us all. Zoe, the grand daughter who lives with us, is… MORE
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Mar. 20, 2012 8:32 pm 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2012 1:59 pm
I love talking about my family and especially the grand daughters. So, yes, I treat my grand girls a bit special, at least to me, it is special. I treat them the way I think a child like myself would have liked to have been treated. Both have their own distinct personalities, for sure and I try… MORE
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Mar. 18, 2012 4:36 pm 
Updated: Mar. 19, 2012 3:25 pm
Our small dinner for 4 adults and 1 child turned out to be a large party for 8 adults and 2 children who eat as much as adults now. Well, I only had 2 corned beefs, each about 3 lbs. I know that you should expect 1 lb. each person, so, I knew that the meat wasn't going to stretch too far,,but… MORE
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Mar. 16, 2012 9:51 am 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2012 5:42 am
My daughter and I decided to surprise Zoe (her 8 yr. old daughter) with a special after school treat on Wed. of this week. The school lets the kids out early on every Wed. We fixed up a little round table on the back deck. We put a piece of blue material on as a tablecloth. As a centerpiece… MORE
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Mar. 5, 2012 1:18 pm 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2012 6:36 pm
I wish I could say this outing with the grand daughters went beautifully but that is not exactly what happened. I bought the tickets a week ahead of time, ok, that went well except the “deal” I thought I was getting didn’t happen and I had to pay 2 times the price I thought I would have to.… MORE
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About Me
My name is Deborah, please call me Debbie. I've been married for over 36 years to the same man. We have 2 children (girl and boy) and 2 grand daughters, one from each child. At the moment we have a gecko and a cat as housemates.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking fried chicken in my cast iron pans. Any type of pasta dish is always a happy cooking time. I enjoy cooking fish and shrimp whenever possible. My family also enjoys my cornbread, biscuits, beans and greens, they eat almost every bite, so I know they like them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family insists that I make my "famous" potato salad for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, actually any time is good for them.
My cooking triumphs
A castle cake w/moat for my grand daughter's 7th birthday made of Rice Krispies, frosting and a ton of toppings. It stood over a foot tall with the towers on top. She loved it, that is what matters to me.
My cooking tragedies
I tried making "meat muffins" and the fat from the ground pork overflowed the muffin tin, dripped on stove and caught fire, which in turn caught the meat on fire, which in turn caught the towel that I was holding while trying to get the pan out of the oven on fire, which in turn caught my pants on fire when I dropped it, which in turn burned my hand and arm when I tried to retrieve it, then I had to pay the landlord extra for the burned spot on the tile in the kitchen. I don't make meat muffins any more.
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