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Lela's Cooking Journey

 
Sep. 8, 2012 6:57 pm 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2012 6:35 am
I was intrigued by this particular baked Buffalo Chicken Recipe for 3 reasons. First, the chicken didn't splatter all over my oven. Second, the recipe calls for partially frying in a small amount of oil. Then, finish baking the chicken in the oven.  Third, the name Crispy Buffalo Chicken… MORE
Crispy Buffalo Chicken
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Jul. 29, 2012 10:12 am 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012 2:14 pm
It was a beautiful day to take a road trip. The sunflowers were blooming and the sun was out.My husband, daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and I ventured down Highway 24 to Cascade, Colorado. Our first stop was at a quaint little shop and restaurant called The Wines of Colorado. It is… MORE
wine storage
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Creekside Dining Cascade Co.
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Apple Blossom Wine
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Jun. 13, 2012 11:10 am 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012 5:20 am
Where has Lela Been? It's summer, time to play ball. Or shall I say, time to watch my little granddaughter play T-Ball for the first time.  This photo makes me smile because her baseball cap is too big and her shirt is down to her knees. Tori is the little one standing next to the… MORE
Glitzy Head Band
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Yellow Hair Bow
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May 31, 2012 8:31 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2012 3:41 am
I like to eat light during the summer. Here are some places to go for low calorie recipes. Does anyone have any other low calorie sites they would like to share? AR has low calorie menus: You do have to be a supporting member to save the menus.Low Calorie Menus 1200 CaloriesHere is a menu… MORE
Losing Weight
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May 29, 2012 9:18 am 
Updated: Jun. 1, 2012 5:18 am
First of all, I would like to give tribute to all the Military Veterans, those in active duty, and those who gave their lives for our country.I have a special place in my heart for those who serve(ed) to protect our country. It takes a special person to serve our country and a lot of time and… MORE
Veteran's Memorial Bridge Pueblo CO.
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May 25, 2012 9:13 am 
Updated: Jun. 25, 2012 10:52 am
I don't know about you, but the buttermilk always seems to be lurking in my refrigerator past the expiration date. Well, four days past the expiration date, I am baking and cooking up a buttermilk storm. To prove it,  I also have the aching baker's feet that I heard other people talking about… MORE
Amish Sugar Cakes. So Soft!
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Make Apple Turnovers with a Buttermilk Crust!!!
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Apr. 30, 2012 6:52 pm 
Updated: Jan. 15, 2013 6:40 pm
Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner. I thought I would  share some Mexican recipes that I grew up eating and my family today requests over and over again. The Mexican food I grew up  on was not fancy, but it was tasty. One of my goals, now that I am older and wiser was to trek down the… MORE
Salsa The Great Appetizer!
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Lela's Thick Style Tortillas
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Beef Enchiladas in red chili sauce
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Lela's Spanish Rice
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Apr. 27, 2012 8:26 am 
Updated: May 10, 2012 1:34 am
Here is a fun recipe called Drawing Dough for your kiddos.     My four year old granddaughter stayed with us for a week while her parents went out of town to a wedding.  Of course we had lots of fun. We went to Walmart to get the supplies for our art project.     After all that shopping, we… MORE
Drawing Dough
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My Granddaughter creating a masterpiece.
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Yellow Rose
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Apr. 9, 2012 4:52 am 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2012 5:56 pm
Would you like a fun activity for young children? Try making Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Dots. Or would you like a frozen treat that is only 80 calories?     My granddaughter and I made our own Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Dots. I mixed strawberry jam into the vanilla yogurt. We used a squeeze… MORE
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Mar. 30, 2012 3:30 am 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2012 5:08 pm
Here are some Easter recipes I came across as I was searching for desserts.  I love holidays and one of my favorite holidays is Easter. There are so many cute Easter goodies to make.  My grown kids, son-in-law, my husband, and my three year old granddaughter look forward to their Easter… MORE
Easter Cookies with Sugar Cookie Glaze
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Lela

Member Since
Nov. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian

Hobbies
Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking

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About Me
I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
My favorite things to cook
I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
 
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