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The 7up Experience

Feb. 20, 2013 3:09 pm 
Updated: Mar. 16, 2013 7:55 pm
Well, sometimes you need to run away from home for a weekend, to get what I like to call a "Couple's Retreat". Rob and I have some great friends. Since moving to Oregon, we get to go out more, with adults. When Rob was in the Army, we didn't have time to do a lot. I worked in a hospital that… MORE
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Feb. 12, 2013 1:18 pm 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2013 2:56 pm
Well it's getting that time of year, where we are hitting Fat Tuesday. And I make more New Orleans, Cajun style dishes around this time. Every so often I make this dish for my family because they plead for's a total comfort dish all the way. Some years ago, my mom was given this… MORE
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Feb. 11, 2013 7:38 pm 
Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 9:16 am
Well...since I'm posting again ;-) I started going back threw my photos and files and seeing what things I made with step by step photos of..and realized I put this on my FB page but never did I add a blog to it. As a member of the Community and an Allstar Brand Ambassador to… MORE
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Feb. 9, 2013 11:57 pm 
Updated: Feb. 10, 2013 1:42 pm
Wow, I haven't blogged since October....shame shame on me! Been so busy. Then December hit and we lost power, heat, gas for 4 days during a the worst storm up here in Oregon, that I've experienced in a year and a half...I know, I haven't lived here long enough. But still the was a… MORE
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I'm an active mom of 4 and married the love of my life. I'm a full~time certified care giver, part~time food blogger @ , avid & obsessed novice photographer. I love allrecipes and pretty much an addict. I'm also a new member to Banana Belt Photography Club that's local to my community, and an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador. And have stamped allrecipes on me for life. The site has opened up my eyes to so much more then just recipes. I'm proud to be a member of this site and my love, passion & learning other recipes from other valued members has really broaden my horizens.
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Asian, Mexican, Multi-cultured foods, Low-fat, Low-sugar, Stews, casseroles, slow cooker meals and baking......Everything!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Funny but true: Cooking traditions men sit in the recliner and women in the My family is always in the kitchen. My sister and her family, my parents and my family celebrate Christmas in January. Due to distance and work related jobs. Every year we plan what we are having ahead of time. Our tradition is usually food we've had abroad growing up overseas. Normally with Asia influences. It's always a special treat when we normally don't make the dishes often throughout the year.
My cooking triumphs
Unknown to me when I came up with a chicken and dumpling recipe of my own, my father was floored & delighted and told me it tasted just like his mother's.......My mom dropped her jaw because it was better then her's. It's a staple with my husband and kids.
My cooking tragedies
I had found a recipe for a Pretzel Pie(like Pecan Pie), thought it looked good and I didn't follow the recipe when it said unsalted pretzels. I just grabbed the normal stuff with the salt on it, made the pie, and my dad and husband were painting with thrist. And making weird pickle sour expressions, when I realized the pie was over salted. Oopppss! I never made it again.
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