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Jun. 21, 2012 9:48 pm 
Updated: Jun. 26, 2012 6:07 am
Have you all checked out the new videos on AR.  There are tons of them.  I am having family come from California in a couple of weeks and thought that I would like to try something new.  You can actually find whole meals if you want or get ideas for different courses.  I love breakfast and… MORE
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Apr. 29, 2012 2:16 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2012 5:00 pm
A few years ago, after being a lurker on AR I had become part of "The Buzz".  Then one day, I think it was a Saturday Oh no!!! OMG!!! no AR.  what could have happened.  No one knew.  All day we all tried and tried to get on and couldn't.  What on earth were we all going to do.  We had plans,… MORE
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Apr. 14, 2012 11:47 am 
Updated: Apr. 15, 2012 2:53 pm
love making my own sausage.  Some of you that have been with AllRecipes for a while will have seen some of the pictures of sausages that I have made (even the disasters).  This is my Andouille sausage before smoking For the most part I use pork, I have used some beef but usually it will be… MORE
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Apr. 14, 2012 10:55 am 
Updated: Apr. 15, 2012 3:11 pm
My first memory of making pastry is from when I was about 12 years old.  We had cooking class at school and we were making apple pie.  The recipe is the only one that I have used for shortcrust pastry since then,   well with one exception, which I will talk about in a minute.  The recipe is… MORE
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Feb. 10, 2012 10:04 am 
Updated: Feb. 10, 2012 7:44 pm
So this months assignment for the AllRecipes Allstars Brand Ambassadors was to make Fiber One Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks.  These were so easy to make.  No bake, and you can involve your kids in this project.  They turned out really well.  I took them to work and everyone loved them.  I… MORE
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Feb. 6, 2012 3:55 pm 
Updated: Feb. 7, 2012 11:51 am
We Are The Super Bowl Winners As part of our AllRecipes Allstar program, a bonus task for this month is to make 3 faceless recipes and photograph them.   As my BIL and SIL were coming over and a friend from California was coming up, that this would be a perfect time to do a Faceless Super … MORE
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Jan. 27, 2012 2:25 pm 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2012 3:51 am
Disaster in my kitchen Today was a beautiful day with the sun shining temperature is about 65 degrees and we are drying out after a terrible few days of pounding rain.  I was looking for a recipe yesterday to put a face to for the Allrecipes Allstars challenge.  I found Liverwurst.… MORE
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Sep. 29, 2011 11:23 am 
Updated: Oct. 3, 2011 2:04 pm
Serious male bonding.  Tim said he is going to get his own AR membership so soon we will able able to talk to him.  He was so much fun to be around.  :Lots of laughs.4This is GDerrs Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie.  He made this for lunch when Cindy and I were at his house.  We brought it with us. … MORE
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Sep. 29, 2011 11:03 am 
Updated: Sep. 30, 2011 4:50 pm
So Part 3 more picturesParasailing.  Robogramma and GDerr did this and said it was a blast.CindyLepp with the cutest puppy.  His owner said that he is a cross between a rottweiler and a chihuahua.  We are still trying to figure that one out. lolFinally, the roundup.  From bottom left.  Me,… MORE
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Sep. 29, 2011 10:39 am 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2011 2:15 pm
Okay, so Cindy and GDerr have already given you some info on our roundup.  I will ;post more pictures and fill in some of the other things that we did.  Here goes.This is the bedroom in the condo.This is the living area This is the beach from our condo. MORE
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About Me
I am semi retired. My husband and I both retired at the same time and moved to Brookings to be near the ocean and my sil. I couldn't stand the thought of staying home and cleaning house all day so I got a part time job. I now work 3-4 days a week and it keeps me busy.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook all kinds of things. I try out new recipes all the time and I even cook lots of things that I don't personally like, for instance I do not like sweets but I bake cakes, cookies and breads for my friends and neighbors. I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador(a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on - Thoughts from my Kitchen. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of me, pelicangal aka Jan Elton
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always make beef wellington for Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Winning the Best in show and the Judges choice ribbons along with 11 other blue ribbons at the 2006 Curry County Fair. They were for canning. My pickle relish won Judges choice and my pineapple marmalade won best in show.
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to list here in only 1000 characters. But one is when my husband and I were first together, I stayed home from work to cook his favorite meal (spaghetti and meatballs). I had just tried to open a can of tomato sauce when the can exploded and I was covered with it. He came home at just that minute and he about burst an artery from laughing.
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