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Feb. 3, 2013 2:09 pm 
Updated: Feb. 7, 2013 2:10 pm
I decided to take a leap of faith this year. I've enrolled in Culinary School. I will be 50 on May 23rd, and my very first day of college will be on May 28th! Am I crazy?! We have a local Junior college here that offers an Associate degree, and I decided that I really want to put the word… MORE
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Feb. 3, 2013 2:07 pm 
My husband, and my 15 year old son have been talking all week about what I'm going to cook for Super Bowl Sunday. They pick their favorite appetizers -- LOTS of them!  Here's what they came up with : Jalapeno Poppers (which I have never made before) Nachos cocktail meatballs loaded baked… MORE
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Aug. 17, 2011 10:53 pm 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2013 2:46 pm
so, here I am - sitting at my computer after midnight. I have always wanted to start a blog about cooking, and I guess tonight is the night! I love food.  I grew up in a Sicilian/Polish family, and learned that when you feed a body good food, you feed the soul. I've been surrounded by great… MORE
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Stickney, Illinois, USA
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La Porte, Indiana, USA

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About Me
wife and mother - worship leader at my church, Elementary School Teacher's Aide, love to garden, make music and COOK! Cooking is my passion and my therapy.
My favorite things to cook
I'm more of a cook than a baker, but I love to cook Italian (being Sicilian in heritage). My dream is to someday open a breakfast/lunch diner - open at 6am, close at 2pm. Use all my Dad & Grandmother's best recipes....someday....
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking for the Holidays, baking cookies, making traditional Italian dishes. I am blessed to have a husband and 13 year old son who both love to try anything I cook! We laugh at the "misses", but we rejoice in the "successes"!
My cooking triumphs
When we have an especially tasty meal at a restaurant, the "challenge" is on for me to go home and re-create it! I love it when I can actually make it better than the restaurant!
My cooking tragedies
I made a batch of broccoli-cheese soup that was horrific, and my boys will never let me forget it! I need to redeem myself one of these any recipes would be greatly appreciated!
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