SoGirl Blog at Allrecipes.com (9/2010)

SoGirl

 
Sep. 19, 2010 1:08 pm 
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010 4:09 pm
It comes to this.  For half my life, I've battled the bulge.  I am now 45 and am heavier than I've ever been.  My husband and I follow a pretty healthy lifestyle.  We try to stay active (tennis in summer; weights, treadmill, and yoga in the winter), and we eschew processed foods in favor… MORE
 
 
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Living In
Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2006

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert

Hobbies
Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing

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About Me
I'm a born and bred Southerner now living in the Midwest (temporarily!). I learned to cook by watching and helping my grandmother and great-grandmother, both of whom were wonderful Southern cooks who cooked by "feel" rather than by measuring. And that's how I cook now, too. Recipes are more of a suggestion than instruction for me. I love to garden and use my fresh veggies in my creations, especially salsa and hot sauce, which are my specialties.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods (especially yeast breads), soups, pizza, roasted and grilled veggies...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas candy making with my mom. She lives across the country now, so we haven't been able to do that since I moved..better on the waistlines!
My cooking triumphs
Planning an outdoor party for 20 people where the main course and the main side dish were to be grilled. It was POURING when the time came. I moved everything inside and prepared the food on stovetop and oven, and it turned out beautifully anyway.
My cooking tragedies
Making biscuits at my mom's house one time and accidentally using plain flour instead of self-rising. Needless to say, I had to make another batch of biscuits when I realized what I had done! Otherwise, I've been pretty lucky!
 
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