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I Love to Cook and Bake

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    My Moment Of Pride

    I started cooking and baking at a very young age, at first with my mother, then pretty soon I was doing it alone, following recipes until I felt confident enough to create my own. Last year a friend sent me a huge crate of apples from her orchard, so after eating all we could...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    Top 5 Things That Every Southern Woman Should

    Know How To Make: 1. Sweet Tea 2. Biscuits 3. Deviled Eggs 4. Sausage Balls 5. Fried Chicken What would your top 5 be?
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    Tonight I've made: Vegetable soup

    for dinner. Hashbrown casserole for a Christmas dinner tomorrow (a double batch) Nutella fudge Peanut butter fudge ( fudge for gifts lol) My house smells amazing and I can't eat any of it lol
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I'm doing some bulk cooking today.

    I cooked a 5.5 lb pork roast in the crockpot overnight to shred for tacos, BBQ sandwiches, and BBQ spaghetti. When it was done I rinsed out the crockpot and put in a 5 lb chicken to slow roast. I just picked it apart, added the skin and bones back into the crockpot with some...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I always look forward to Christmas

    and the opportunity to spend time with my family and enjoy the traditional foods we all love at Christmas time....roast turkey dinner, pumpkin pie, mincemeat pie......lots of chocolates...lol...I guess I am a kid at heart!! :-)
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Portami Portami 16-17, F Feb 7

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    Brining And Dining

    A couple of years ago I was listening to “The Splendid Table” on NPR, and I heard Lynn Rosetta Casper talk about the advantages of brining poultry. Yes! This was it!  How many years have I have suffered from the cotton mouth effects of way too dry Thanksgiving turkey and my...
    LaSonnambula1 LaSonnambula1 51-55, F 7 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    I love to cook for family

    and friends. Really enjoy reading cookbooks and cooking magazines. It's the best when people give me a menu idea or tell me what they'd like to eat. Hate serving people though, don't know why. Need to work on that!
    Satx457 Satx457 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Clam chowder and bread

    for dinner for my husband and myself, chicken and dumplings for the kids, all homemade. Its gonna be a cold cold night so I wanted someone hearty and warm for all of us to eat.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    DustToDust97 DustToDust97 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    My husband and I have decided

    that we're going to start eating cleaner and all after the new year so we each picked our favorite "bad" meal to eat before D-Day. LOL. Hubby's was homemade tacos, like his mother used to make. Meat seasoned with garlic, onion, hot sauce and tomato sauce and fresh corn tortillas...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    bayowolf2 bayowolf2 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F Aug 29, 2014

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    My lovely load of homemade bread,

    fresh out of the oven!
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    I am making my homemade cinnamon rolls

    and they should be out of the oven in 10 minutes. They house smells wonderful already. I have a fresh pot of coffee too, if you want to stop over and enjoy a decadent lunch with me!!
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 21, 2014

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    But I am absolutely awful at it.

    I made a apple pie today and burnt the side parts. Annnnnd I made cookies today which guess what? I burnt those too :P. But it's fun (and frustrating) to cook and/or bake.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Pot of my mom's vegetable soup in the crockpot

    staying warm for hubby. Some chewy bread and a glass of milk. Yum.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F Dec 17, 2014

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    Had a great night with my best friend

    and her kids, I made them homemade lasanga and garlic bread. It was deliciously amazing :-) #ilovefamilytime#
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27

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    The first time my father took me to his shop .

    ..when I was around...5 or 6 years old. He showed me all those amazing cookies and pastries . It was really that moment I decided I wanted to become a cook . So here I am 18 years later ! A cook in my fathers bakery. We love to try out different receipts and new things. It's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    Made some chicken breast

    and added it to some hidden valley southwest ranch pasta. Ain't nothing big or fancy but its something :-) bon appetite
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 31, 2014

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    It's relaxing to me. I like finding

    and trying new recipes. I bake all the time when I'm bored
    Erinn2 Erinn2 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Apples are in season now,

    so fresh, crisp and juicy...I have a bunch from the local market...going to spend some time today making apple pies and crisps to freeze for later use..and perhaps save one to bake tonight for my family...yummm :)
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F Nov 5, 2014

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    Whipping up some garlic Parmesan biscuits to

    take to the family dinner. Already have the bean salad made.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F Dec 25, 2014

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    My bread, fresh out of the oven.

    A good simple, recipe is the best way to start. Then you can try different things once you get the method down. 3 cups all purpose flour 1 packet of yeast 1-1/2 cups of hot water 1 tsp honey (or sugar) 2 tbsp butter melted (or olive oil, or a combination of both) 1-1/2 tsp...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 7

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    I awoke this morning feeling

    so satisfied and revitalized from the night before that I made my baby some breakfast in bed! Bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast with apple butter, a cup of fruit salad and chocolate chip banana nut muffins for a little something sweet! Aww love!
    Refugeblue83 Refugeblue83 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    I Am Baking When I Should Be Doing School . . .

    But people love! my cooking. I brought cookies to school the other day and people were just following me around, practically worshipping me, asking for more, saying they'd never had anything so good. One of my mom's co-workers is asking for more of my special half and half...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    Thanksgiving Menu: Herb-rubbed roast turkey,

    gravy, cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes in a vanilla syrup, green beans sauteed with garlic, rolls with cinnamon honey butter, deviled eggs, cranberry orange salad and sweet tea. For dessert we're having pecan pie, pumpkin pie, eggnog cake, and chocolate chip zucchini bread...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    Chocolate walnut fudge is setting!

    And making a chicken tomato pesto bake served on noodles for tonight. Can't wait 😊
    justdreamingxoxox justdreamingxoxox 18-21, F Jan 1

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    megann08092012 megann08092012 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Helps Me Relax!

    I love to cook, especially baking. It is my escape from everything and helps me realx so much. I love seeing people's faces when they taste something delicious that I made. My Mama and I, and my Granny, have been cooking together for as long as I can remember and it's so much fun...
    taylormarie1993 taylormarie1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2012

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    Tonight I'm having some family over

    for dinner. I'm cooking pasta in a tomato and red wine sauce with chicken and italian parsley. Anybody have any other ideas of what to add to it? I made it just like this before and it was good, but I want to add some flare. Also ideas for side dishes would be great too :p
    justdreamingxoxox justdreamingxoxox 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    My friend and I are baking cookies: chocolate

    chip oatmeal, peppermint, sugar, Hersey kiss peanut butter blossoms.
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I like cooking and baking only

    because I like eating :p
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Weeeelllll I do like to bake .

    ... and cook a lil. I bake when I have the ingredients to make something. I LOVE to make brownies, I don't have a big sweet tooth but I make then chewy but not to chewy and they taste SOOOO good....
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M Feb 7

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    So here is the new low.

    Baking at 8 30 am because I wanted something chocolatey with my coffee... And it only tastes right now. Warm chocolate cake... Not cool. ( pun intended:) )
    Drawingweirdo Drawingweirdo 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Pastel de Tres Leches (Cake of 3 milks) When u

    think mexican dessert u probably think, churros or flan, Tres leches is somewhere around there. I never really liked tres leches. I tasted it once and i didnt like it. I dont like that its soggy. I knew my mom likes it so i decided to make one for Mothers Day. I found a great...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 3 Responses May 14, 2014

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    Hubby is grilling ribeye steaks

    and I have a nice big salad made, along with stuffed potato casserole in the oven. Homemade pound cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream for dinner. Happy Weekend, ya'll!
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love to cook but don't enjoy my own cooking.

    I always find something amiss. Do you have same experience as me ?
    andybub andybub 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    I love to cook! People always tell me I should

    be a chef because I stay in the kitchen. I cook a lot because honestly I love food and desserts!!
    WhooDatGirl WhooDatGirl 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Looking forward to enjoying my version of Olive

    Garden's Zuppa Toscana soup with Ciabatta bread and a side salad. Seriously, you guys, it smells amazing!!
    bobbieshae bobbieshae 41-45, F Feb 10

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    Chicken with 40 cloves (of garlic) in the oven,

    couscous staying warm on the stove and a nice big salad in the fridge. Hubby will be happy when he comes home tonight!
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I found some great bargains on meats yesterday

    so I stocked up and now I'm working on my menu. So far this is what I've got: Sweet & Sour Pork with steamed rice. Beef Roast with Veggies and a big green salad. Italian Wedding Soup and homemade bread (Soup made with stock and meat from a whole chicken I'll be roasting). Pinto...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    New England clam chowder with bacon,

    celery, onions and potatoes. This one's for you George. Lol
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    SouthernWifeinCali SouthernWifeinCali 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    Cake, Cake And More Cake!!! Help Me Decide ..

    I love to bake, a lot, like ... a lot, a LOT ... especially fancy desserts, and cakes. I can be the tiniest bit of a snob when it comes to what I will make. I prefer to make as much as possible from scratch, with high quality ingredients and will take taste over form any day of...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 15 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    i do really love it,

    and love to cook for my best friends and family
    pregnantchick1 pregnantchick1 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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    My hubby grilled some pork ribs today

    for our family New Years dinner. We had Blackeyed peas, Mac & cheese, greens, cornbread and for dessert German chocolate pie and eggnog cake.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Just made Blue cupcakes (blueberry) with hot

    pink frosting and pink sprinkles, chocolate chip cookies and Hershey's chocolate pudding pie with an Oreo crust ... Blue food coloring all over my fingers... Man my boyfriend better like this, I went through hell to make it haha
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    I am prepping a Boston Butt Pork Roast to make

    tomorrow for pulled pork sandwiches. Will make the cole slaw today so it will have a chance to absorb the flavors. Mmm. Hungry thinking about it.
    Satx457 Satx457 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Trying to decide what to make

    for dinner. Its between chicken pie or salmon patties and creamed potatoes, either served with a salad.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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