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Lela's Cooking Journey

Dec. 26, 2011 3:19 pm 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2012 6:16 am
What's for breakfast?  I am driving down that "What's for Breakfast Highway"-wondering what to make for breakfast? Are you tired of that poptart? Here are some breakfast recipes I tried recently. The granola bars and cinnamon rolls are great to place in the freezer. Just pull the bars out and… MORE
Southwestern Frittata
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Jo Mama's Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls
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Scrambled Egg Muffin
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Dec. 18, 2011 3:50 pm 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2012 4:55 am
Need an easy holiday fudge recipe? I got this recipe from my friend Karen. It is her mom's special fudge recipe. It is easy to make and uses less sugar than most recipes. I love the creaminess of the fudge.Marge's Creamy FudgeLinkIngredients1 3/4 cups of sugar 1 1/2 cubes of Parkay margarine… MORE
Marge's Creamy Fudge
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Dec. 10, 2011 11:35 am 
Updated: Dec. 27, 2011 7:45 am
Christmas is my favorite holiday. It is a time to give not only gifts but gifts from the heart. One of my favorite cookies to make is pizzelles. These make nice gifts for friends and family. Enjoy orange Italian pizzelles made with orange liqueur, orange zest, and of course love.  Link:Orange… MORE
Orange Pizzelles made with orange zest and orange liqueur.
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Dec. 2, 2011 9:33 am 
Updated: Dec. 10, 2011 7:49 pm
Although I think I make a pretty decent meatball, it could be better. As per the name of my blog "Lela's Cooking Journey", I am trekking along the Cooking Highway in search of a Great Meatball-the Holy Grail Meatball  to serve with spaghetti. I have contemplated questions and mulled over… MORE
Meatball Amore!
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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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