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Thoughts from my kitchen

Sep. 25, 2012 10:21 am 
Updated: Sep. 26, 2012 10:00 am
As part of our assignment for this month we were asked to create a new recipe using Al Fresco Chicken Sausage.  My creation was this:Al Fresco Chipotle Chorizo Chicken Sausage Rolls.  I paired them with my homemade mustard and this made a tasty snack.  Just take a sheet of puff pastry, I make… MORE
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Sep. 25, 2012 10:00 am 
Updated: Sep. 25, 2012 6:19 pm
As AllStars Brand Ambassadors, we are lucky enough to be asked to try out different products and give our opinions on them.  This month it is Al Fresco Chicken Sausage.  And Oh boy does that make me happy.  When we were first asked to try these products back in April, I was very sceptical as… MORE
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Sep. 25, 2012 9:18 am 
Updated: Sep. 25, 2012 6:21 pm
Part of our assignment this month for the Brand Ambassador program was to make recipes using Progresso Recipe Starters.  This is a new product of sauces to help us put dinner on the table with a minimum of time spent in the kitchen.  I decided to make Progresso Easy Chicken Cacciatore because… 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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