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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

 
Sep. 28, 2010 7:51 pm 
Updated: Oct. 23, 2010 4:04 pm
I write this blog for several reasons. One reason is that I love to cook and bake. Another is that I love to take pictures - I take photos of my kids, my pets, nature, and food. Last, I've always felt bad for recipes that didn't have photos. It seems to me that many people "eat with… MORE
 
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Sep. 12, 2010 1:38 pm 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2010 8:21 pm
It's not as easy to find time to try a lot of new recipes since school has started, but here's the latest installment of Formerly Faceless Recipes:   My Kid's Favorite Zucchini Bread   Review: This is a simple, delicious, basic zucchini bread recipe. The result is moist and tender. You… MORE
 
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Kickin' Crunchy Oven "Fried" Chicken - Personal Recipe (link inside)
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Pam-3BoysMama

Home Town
Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2003

Cooking Level
Expert

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

Hobbies
Gardening, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music

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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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