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Lela


Lela
 
Home Town: Colorado, USA
Living In: Colorado, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking
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Sep. 7, 2014 9:07 am 
Updated: Sep. 18, 2014 3:59 am
My patio is a bathroom for the birds. Ever since my buddy passed away, the birds have decided to bomb my patio. My granddaughter also misses her princess buddy. Cleaning the patio table and chairs is not what I wanted to do everyday. Does anyone have a suggestion for keeping birds at bay?    … MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
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.
Recipe Reviews 100 reviews
Erin's Fun Turkey Cookies
I really thought this sounded like a fun recipe. Maybe it is me, but I had trouble with this recipe. First, I couldn't find the string licorice. Next, when I dropped the cookie on the baking sheet the cookie did not spread, it just stayed in a ball. I was wondering if butter was left out. Last, the directions do not say whether frosting is used even though I assume it probably was to adhere the candy corn and other candies to the cookie. I think that was not stated clearly in the recipe. I hope Erin can tell me what I did wrong.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2014
Slow Cooker Chocolate-Covered Nuts
Excellent! A nice way to make a bunch of candy for gifts. These were so easy. I used a melon ball scooper because I wanted small servings. You could probably add some mini m & m's, or other candy. Very easy to make. I was worried the mixture would dry up before I finished scooping the candy onto the waxed paper. The recipe made so much that I better give some away to prevent me from eating it all.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2014
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
We love pulled pork. My family was surprised they liked the slaw on top of the pulled pork. Be sure to have extra BBQ sauce on hand, in our case it is Sweet Baby Rays. This was an easy clean up with the Reynold's slow cooker bag.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2014
 
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