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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

 
Jul. 19, 2011 11:31 am 
Updated: Aug. 4, 2011 8:13 am
I'll cut to the chase and get straight to 40!  Oatmeal Cherry Walnut CookiesBy: Chef Doogie These turned out really good -crisp outside and chewy inside. I did use the dried cherries. They're perfect in this recipe. The one thing that was off with this recipe, for me at least, was the order… MORE
 
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Jul. 10, 2011 11:21 am 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2011 9:17 am
This week I set out to take pictures of the tiger lilies that bloom on and near my property.   As I was snapping pictures, something caught my eye. It was still a few weeks early for blackberries, so I had to investigate.   Raspberries. Wild raspberries! I grabbed a container, donned the… MORE
 
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA

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Jan. 2003

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Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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About Me
I have three teenage sons who are picky eaters (especially the middle one). I try to cook things that they might enjoy trying, but they're not always willing to try new things. My husband started out a picky eater when we met back in 1986, but he's gotten much better and is willing to try ALMOST anything I make. In my spare time I teach second grade. I have introduced my students to cooking and/or new foods over the years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try all sorts of new recipes, so I don't really have a favorite thing to cook. I enjoy using fresh ingredients from the garden and canning those ingredients to use year-round. I also enjoy baking treats for my second grade class. I'll try almost anything if I think my family will eat it. Of course, I've been known to try a recipe because I want to, whether they'll eat it or not.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making the pumpkin pies and other desserts for Thanksgiving. I always like to try one new dessert for each holiday. Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition that goes back as long as I can remember.
My cooking triumphs
I've made some pretty cool cakes for my boys' birthdays. They include a firetruck, baseball, football, and Pokeball. I've also used shaped pans to decorate everything from Barney and Elmo, Power Ranger, Jeff Gordon's #24 racecar, football helmet, a dog and dog house, a monkey, a giant cupcake, and a penguin. Some recent cakes have been a pizza, chef's hat, and Topsy-Turvy (Mad Hatter Cake.) The last one didn't collapse - that was a real triumph! One of my best triumphs has been teaching my boys to cook. They'll never go hungry.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked a turkey I relied on my thermometer to tell when it was done. It wasn't.
 
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