Lela's Cooking Journey Blog at Allrecipes.com (10/2011)

Lela's Cooking Journey

 
Oct. 26, 2011 9:28 am 
Updated: Nov. 4, 2011 6:08 pm
See inside photos of ---Snow Gato and the view from my dining room window. It is the first snow of the season in Colorado. My Snow Gato (not real), he protects my hot tub from bird poo. When it snows, I always feel like making chili or soup.  I like to serve a salad and homemade tortillas… MORE
Grandma Rita's Chili warms your heart.
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Oct. 25, 2011 8:08 am 
Updated: Nov. 10, 2011 11:26 am
Baking Nana, here is my grandma's butter rolls recipe. Thanks so much for helping me.  It would mean so much to me if I could bake these successfully! I made these once and I got flat buns again. The recipe is in my recipe box; however, I am not sure how you attach the recipe to a blog. Maybe… MORE
Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls like Baking Nana suggested.
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Oct. 23, 2011 4:32 pm 
Updated: Oct. 25, 2011 8:00 am
I love bread, any kind, but mostly Fresh Baked Bread.  Dinner rolls, crescent rolls, French bread. You name it, I love bread. Give me a salad and bread and I'm happy. I tried to turn a recipe for  fluffy cinnamon rolls into dinner rolls. You can find this delicious recipe at… MORE
Fluffy, Soft, and Yummy Cinnamon Rolls! I am in love.
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I was in love.
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I am out of love with this flat roll.
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Oct. 18, 2011 4:20 am 
Updated: Oct. 18, 2011 9:00 am
When I was a little girl, my grandma would make Buñuelos.  Unfortunately, she didn't write the recipe down. The Buñuelos tasted like a donut with cinnamon and sugar. I have viewed a few Buñuelos recipes online here at All Recipes. Does anyone have a tried and true recipe for them? MORE
Have A "Sunny" Flower Day!
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Oct. 15, 2011 7:49 pm 
Updated: Nov. 4, 2011 5:56 pm
In our family, we love salsa on tacos, tostadas, eggs and especially with tortilla chips. I make my salsa using New Mexico crushed chili  and 1/2 small can of tomato juice. It is very addictive. Add Tortilla chips and enjoy. Click on the following link for the… MORE
Salsa The Great Appetizer!
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Oct. 15, 2011 12:40 pm 
Updated: Nov. 4, 2011 6:10 pm
As I continue my journey to reclaim recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away, I started on the Mexican Cooking Quest. One of the recipes I conquered was the tortilla. I had to tweak it to make it suitable for members of my family who have allergies. However, the… MORE
Lela's Thick Style Tortillas
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Oct. 15, 2011 12:18 pm 
Updated: Nov. 4, 2011 6:12 pm
Welcome to my blog, Lela's Cooking Journey. I love to cook and I am embarking on a quest for recipes for my personal cookbook. It will eventually turn into my children's legacy cookbook. When summer is over green chili is ready to pick in Pueblo, Co.  The aroma of green chili roasting reminds… MORE
Grandma Rita's Chili warms your heart.
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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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