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Aug. 27, 2013 1:08 pm 
Updated: Mar. 18, 2014 3:27 pm
we've been having such a great time at home revamping our family eating habits. now i'm being honest - i'd let us get so far from where we should be that it has taken serious determination and genuine, consistent communication to begin re-educating our mindset and our palates.i discovered, for… MORE
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May 26, 2013 11:47 pm 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2013 12:35 pm
i'm just getting real here - there's not much i've found to satisfy the craving for caramel corn but, well... caramel corn. this recipe from - my australian fellow home cooks - fit the bill for a saturday afternoon splurge. indulging in this and a little pioneer woman, quickly… MORE
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May 23, 2013 2:19 pm 
Updated: May 24, 2013 2:20 pm
"You're not really the athletic type." The voice of a parent whose own insecurities led to the unintended insecurities of her oldest daughter rang in my head often enough that it was eventually replaced by my own head-voice. I believed the voice, convinced that I could sing, write, entertain,… MORE
Apr. 29, 2013 1:44 pm 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2013 3:04 pm
the evening was warm and balmy, and soon turned breezy-enough-for-a-shrug. the laughter was plentiful, and the fellowship was sweet.because we've all got spring fever, a-girl and i decided to host a girls' night "in" with some heart friends.  on the menu: roasted salmon tacos with spicy… MORE
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Mar. 25, 2013 1:36 am 
Updated: Mar. 25, 2013 11:18 am
another "ground beef makeover:" thanks to johnsonville sausage, i had this gorgeous new sur la table baking dish to show it off in. the original recipe is here, at my changes included:-eliminated the pasta, replacing it altogether with thinly sliced, peeled eggplant-replaced… MORE
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Jan. 31, 2013 9:03 am 
Every. Birthday. Breakfast. In. Bed. that's our goal, anyway! our kiddos get to choose their breakfast treats, and as we're raising foodies, sometimes it's quite involved. thankfully, they almost always ask for monkey bread, and this new one i found from is the simplest one… MORE
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Jan. 11, 2013 12:19 pm 
Updated: Mar. 26, 2013 11:20 am
these are wonderful. simply wonderful. they are crunchy and soft, sweet and spicy, and they conjure up all things warm and inviting. i see them becoming part of more than a few afternoon tea times with good friends or my sweetest family.first, you make a delicious nut-flour-based sweet… MORE
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Dec. 9, 2012 8:24 pm 
take a classic, tried-and-true staple dessert like Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies.add snack-tastic ingredients like pretzels and potato chips (yep, you read that right.)  we took it a step further and added caramel bits.  you've got THE cookie that'll top all the others at your holiday… MORE
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Sep. 14, 2012 8:03 pm 
Updated: Sep. 30, 2012 9:39 am
it's still hot-as-blazes here, but there is a little kiss of a breeze in the air.  between the colds spreading amongst our children and the desperate missing-of-up-north-autumn memories, i needed to make something grain-free, dairy free, and full of spicy fall goodness.  when my teenage son… MORE
Sep. 13, 2012 9:11 pm 
Updated: Jan. 27, 2013 7:11 am
As part of my journey with the Allstars, I had the opportunity to try out a new product from Progresso called Recipe Starters. let's be real here: those of us who love to cook and are proud of it don't like to admit we use "premade" products.  it's kind of a pride thing.  but… MORE
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Angela Sackett

Home Town
Naples, Florida, USA

Member Since
Feb. 2011

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Cooking Interests
Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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About Me
I'm a mom of five, one-time semi-finalist for The Next Food Network Star, now "focusing" on my photography business and home-educating our awesome growing chefs.
My favorite things to cook
garlic, sweets, and thai!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can still taste my grandma Margaret's fried peach pies, grandpa's tomatoes fresh and warm from the garden sun (eaten whole while standing at the kitchen window)... Grandma Rose's five cheese macaroni and marinated hearts of palm. Now we're making our own traditions with dad's jalapeno mac n' cheese and my son's made-from-scratch-with-no-recipe pie crust (and any filling that strikes his fancy!).
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook at all! Learning to love chicken even when I've held it raw. Enjoying bananas and brussels sprouts! Teaching my kiddos to cook and letting them experiment, without my input, to create their own masterpieces.
My cooking tragedies
The ginormous bowl of tuna pasta salad (which I detest!) which got pitched directly after I made it, on a pregnancy-induced-craving whim... the "vinegar and sour cream" crock-pot chicken I made my new husband of two weeks, which he couldn't choke down!
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