Lela's Cooking Journey Blog at Allrecipes.com (11/2011)

Lela's Cooking Journey

 
Nov. 30, 2011 12:49 am 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2011 10:06 pm
A month has passed since my first blog. Since then I have met many special people here on AR who make you laugh-like Maui Girl, RoboGrandma, Gderr, and Terry. I shared a virtual margarita with Zeebee.  I learned so much from Baking Nana, King Sparta, Mother Ann, Cover Girl, Pam, SuperStarr and… MORE
Lucy Miss Mix-A-Lot or shall I say Lela Miss Mix-a-Lot
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Mother Ann's Cobbler Twaina-So Good!
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Rolls can be shaped into 18 large dinner rolls or 24 medium sized rolls.
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Nov. 25, 2011 6:42 am 
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011 7:51 pm
$34.95 Perfect Pie Tool Kit http://holiday.bhg.com/index.php/perfect-pie-tool-kit.html/?psrc=CHS1110BSEARCH_PieKit       Dostix  $17.95http://holiday.bhg.com/index.php/dostix.html Dostix allows you to roll dough to thickness of 1/8, 1/4,1/2 or 1 inch        $35.91Double sided Graduated Rounds… MORE
mini tart pan with tamper
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Glass Pie Cover and Dish
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Perfect PIe Kit
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Dostix
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Tags:  Baking
 
 
Nov. 17, 2011 6:08 pm 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2011 5:11 pm
A few weeks ago I blogged about the Perfect Gravy.        Since my Mother-in-Law passed away, it has been up to us youngun's to prepare the Thanksgiving Dinner. I also know there are other people in the same boat as I am --still a novice at preparing the feast. So as I was pondering how… MORE
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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Tags:  Holidays
 
 
Nov. 17, 2011 9:53 am 
Updated: Dec. 7, 2011 6:19 pm
One more cookbook won't hurt! I have a whole closet of cookbooks, but when I inherited my Mother-in-Law's cookbooks I was like a kid in a candy store.  Treasures Worth More than Gold!     I feel privileged to inherit these two cookbooks from my Mother-in-Law's collection. I am sure someone out… MORE
American Woman's Cook Book
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Woman's Home Companion Cook Book
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Icebox Oatmeal Cookies
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Tags:  Baking
 
 
Nov. 10, 2011 11:44 pm 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2011 4:34 am
These are my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.  Here is the link for the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62945294/grandma-ritas-butter-roll-recipe/detail.aspx  This is my second  successful attempt using my Grandma's recipe.   Baking Nana and many other expert bakers helped with my… MORE
Dough cut into thirds
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Dough cut into 12 pieces.
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12 rolls in a greased cake pan
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Rolls after rising for 30 minutes
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Tags:  Baking, How-To
 
 
Nov. 7, 2011 7:30 am 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011 1:12 pm
Have you ever experienced lumpy gravy? Or did you run out of gravy on Thanksgiving? Or worse yet, you didn't have enough drippings to make the gravy? Then, this is the recipe for you. I ran across this recipe in the Family Circle magazine a couple of years ago.  The recipe is… MORE
Perfect Gravy
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Grandma's Egg Noodles
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Nov. 4, 2011 6:50 am 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2011 4:39 am
My Grandma Rita's butter roll recipe has been in my recipe box for years. I don't know how many times I unfolded my Grandmother's recipe and stared at it and thought I am going to make these. My first attempt on making my Grandma's rolls was a failure. So, I sadly tucked the recipe back in my… MORE
Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls like Baking Nana suggested.
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My Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls Recipe Ingredients
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Directions Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls
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Ready to Bake Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls
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Tags:  Baking
 
 
Nov. 2, 2011 9:23 pm 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2011 4:37 am
If you have followed my blog about baking rolls you have seen the flat roll I made due to my inexperience with baking. Now, Baking Nana has made the rolls using my Grandma's recipe- please see Baking Nana's Blog --Penny Lane  to see awesome photos.Voila! Perfection.  Mauigirl, Jess, Kent,… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 1, 2011 8:42 pm 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2011 10:20 pm
Lately it seems like I always have apples left over that my family doesn't eat. If it has bruises or gouges--the apple gets bypassed. Therefore, I rescued the apples and made apple turnovers with a buttermilk crust that my family will gobble up. My Grandma used to call them Fruit Empandas. I… MORE
What do you do with Apples?
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Make Apple Turnovers with a Buttermilk Crust!!!
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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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