Celebrating Life with Paula Blog at Allrecipes.com (10/2012)

Celebrating Life with Paula

 
Oct. 22, 2012 6:28 pm 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2012 9:07 pm
My mother-in-law (whom I love dearly) stayed with us for a couple of weeks about a month ago. She had come in from out of town to have cataract surgery. While here, she commented that she would love to have some sourdough bread like we used to make MANY years ago using potato flakes. I told… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 18, 2012 1:46 pm 
Updated: Oct. 24, 2012 7:24 pm
Autumn is my favorite time of year! I love the cooler weather and no humidity after 100+ days towards the end of summer. This year, since my son and his family moved back near home, I've decided to host a family dinner harvest-themed party, which will also include my daughter and her family.… MORE
 
 
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Paula

Home Town
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Living In
Olive Branch, Mississippi, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2008

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Walking, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
I'm a wife, mother of 2, and grandmother of 6. I love to cook. I especially like to cook new and different recipes. I don't like to have the same meals week after week. My husband has decided it really doesn't matter whether he likes a new recipe or not because he won't see it again for a very long time anyway!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook entrees and desserts. I like preparing good, down-to-earth cooking. I also decorate cakes, mostly for the grandchildren now.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays bring out the traditions: chocolate chip cheese ball; crockpot chicken and dressing; and broccoli salad, sweet potatoes and butterscotch pie handed down from past generations. Another thing that must be tradition in my family: we all make new recipes when we have company! My mother, sister, daughter, and I all do this. My daddy never understood why we would risk making something we had never made before. Actually, none of us has ever served company a new recipe that didn't taste good.
My cooking triumphs
Cake decorating: wedding cakes, bridal and baby shower cakes, birthday cakes: Little Pirate, Cinderella, Elmo, Strawberry Shortcake. My friends call me Betty Crocker. When my daughter got married, she had a bridal shower where the guests were asked to write something on an apron. My best friend told her if she needed a recipe or help in the kitchen to ask her mother. If she needed a good place to eat out, ask her.
My cooking tragedies
A 4 tier huge wedding cake that fell apart at 2:00am. Thankfully, I still had time to salvage the cake.
 
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