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Taste of Home Cooking School

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Saturday I went to the Taste of Home Cooking School featuring Culinary Specialist Eric Villegas.
This is the second year my sister has invited me to go with her and her friends.
They do 10 recipes each show and use products given to them by many of the sponsors. This years new sponsors were Dorot who gave them samples of there spices, garlic, cilantro, basil,parsley,ginger and chili. These are found in the frozen section of the stores. I am going to check this week to see it they are in stores near me. The other new product was Chocolate Hazelnut give to them by Jif. In our gift bag we got a sample of the Chocolate hazelnut and a coupon for the Dorot spices along with a sample or coupons from local sponsors.
During the show door prizes from sponsors are given out and at the end all the food they made is given to lucky winners.
It is fun to learn new cooking skills and see the new products that are available.
This year I was a lucky winner of the Taste of Homes Recipes Across AMERICA Cook Book.
I cant wait to try some new recipes, all though looking through it I have found 1 recipe that is close to one in the Spark People Cook Book. I will have to compare them later.
I am looking forward to next years show.

  
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MICHELEBDAVIS 12/17/2013 12:32PM

  It sounds like you had a wonderful time. These special times give us just what we need to make ordinary days better. I hope you enjoy your new cookbook.

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IDAHOFLOWER 11/6/2013 2:27PM

    I went to a 7 day adventis cooking
program. They have many good re-
ceipes. I like to learn new things.
Rose


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JEANINNEWCASTLE 11/6/2013 10:30AM

  Sounds yummy!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/27/2013 11:48PM

    sounds like fun. You can experiment away with the cook book and maybe make them over.

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CAROLIAN 10/21/2013 6:38AM

    Looks like you had a emoticon good time xxx

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MJ7DM33 10/20/2013 9:35PM

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GOOSIEMOON 10/20/2013 7:22PM

    Sounds like fun! Enjoy your cookbook!

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LAC936 10/20/2013 6:38PM

    What a wonderful experience. I live in the middle of nowhere and they never have such interesting programs here. However, I do subscribe to Taste of Home magazine and several of their cookbooks.

Glad you enjoyed the experience. emoticon

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QUEENIEBELLE 10/20/2013 4:59PM

    That sounds like so much fun! emoticon Neat that you won a cookbook too. emoticon

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Do you lick the lid when you open yogurt

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Lunch time at work we were all having yogurt. I always lick the lid when I open my yogurt, and wasn't sure if I should do there. I skipped it that day, but watched the others as they licked the lid of their yogurt.
I said I wonder if anyone ever cut their tong doing that. They laughed and said it wasn't sharp, so it couldn't happen, and asked me why I didn't.
I told them I wasn't sure if it was proper to do when eating with others.
Here is a web sight I fond and voted that I do lick the lid on yogurt. Some of the replies are funny, but after reading one of the replies I WILL NOT LICK THE LID OF YOGURT AGAIN.
How about you?
http://www.sogoodblog.com/2009/05/29/yog
urt-lid-licker/

  
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KNOWNANDLOVED 4/12/2014 5:41AM

    Oooh! I scrape the lid of my yoghurt with a spoon... and custard lids and pudding pots and anything else scrapeable.

Licking is not for me - I would get it all over the place!

I will overlook the preservatives point... I just couldn't bear to waste any of my yoghurt or anything else for that matter. Sometimes I scrape my husbands lid too! :-)

If I were a lid licker I would probably scrape in public. Somebody told me I was greedy once. I just see it as why waste it?

Enjoy!

Comment edited on: 4/12/2014 5:43:22 AM

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QUEENIEBELLE 10/8/2013 2:27PM

    Lid scraper, here.

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GDY2SHUZ 10/6/2013 2:30AM

    I have licked a soft plastic lid. Usually take the small spatula and scrape the lid.
It is soooo good with fruit. emoticon


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HAWTGRANNY2014 9/29/2013 9:01PM

    I used the spoon to get it off but have not eaten any in awhile.

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TEENY2BEE 9/27/2013 9:41AM

    I lick..cant stand to waste all that good stuff!! emoticon

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BARCLE 9/19/2013 6:48PM

    I scrape the lid on the side of the pottle and then lick it emoticon

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MARYANN2323 9/19/2013 2:53PM

    I have to say, I am a licker. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/19/2013 11:33AM

    I don't eat yogurt, but I do lick the lid on my individual Tostitos Cheese cups! emoticon

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YELLOWDAHLIA 9/19/2013 11:32AM

    LOL- I always lick the lid!

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MADEIT3 9/19/2013 11:32AM

    I always lick the lid. And we won't talk about back when I ate pancakes with syrup ...

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GK1963 9/19/2013 11:25AM

    Deepnds on if it is greek yogurt or regular. The greek is too tasty to leave any behind

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NHES220 9/19/2013 10:49AM

    I usually use the spoon too to get the yogurt off the lid.

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BUNNIEBUILDER 9/19/2013 10:42AM

    I always just used the spoon to scraped the yogurt off the lid, then ate it :)

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Remind Myself To Eat Slow

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


After reading a blog. LETHA wrote made my stop and think of how I eat. At 4:30 am eating slow is no problem. The rest of the day is a question.

Do I really know what I am eating?
What did it taste like?
Was it in my calorie range?
How many things do I have to take off my menu for today to make up for it?
Was it worth it?

Point is I need to slow down, and take time to enjoy what I am eating.

Funny story
When our youngest grandson was 3 he would stop eating and come over to me when we were eating. He would put his hands on my cheeks when I hand food in my mouth and push my cheeks. Then he would say "CHEW, CHEW, CHEW ,SWALLOW"
His mother would yell at him. I said he was ok, but didn't under stand until now why he did it.
Every time I sit down to eat I will remind myself what my grandson told me.

  
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GEMINIGEM6 8/31/2013 12:38AM

    Oh wow. That was so insightful for such a young child huh? Lol. I understand. I find now that I mostly eat at the table instead of the TV that I take my time and enjoy my food more. :)

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Volunteering Time

Monday, August 19, 2013


Every year we volunteer our time to work in a food stand at the New York Woodsmen s Field Days that is held in Boonville New York.This year it was August 16-17-18.
Friday night my husband and I took time out to walk in the 5K WALK that is held each year along with a 10K RUN. We meet new people and a lot of old friends we haven't see in a long time.
Saturday and Sunday morning starts at 4 am we help cook and serve breakfast. The menu is eggs bacon, sausage steak, pancakes, toast juice,milk and coffee. Again we work with friends we only see this time of the year.I like to cook the eggs so that is how I spend the mornings.
As soon as some one asks for a hot dog or hamburg the grills change to the lunch menu. We clean up and put away the breakfast food. The afternoons we spent cutting potatoes for french fries. There were times when the potatoes couldn't be washed and cut fast enough.
I don't know where all these people came from, but it looked like the all came to eat at the same time.
We are looking forward to next year.

  
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LETHA_ 8/20/2013 12:02PM

    Sounds like fun - and hard work. Enjoy!
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Making The Right Choices

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


What makes me go off track?

I give in and eat a food I haven't had in a long time.

Why do I have an off day?

I wait to long between meals.

What trigger's me to eat the wrong food?

I am in a hurry so I eat what ever I find first.

What could I do before picking the wrong food?

Go find some thing to do.

A plan that would make it easier to stay on track.

1. Try to put some of the foods I like in my menu once in a while.
2. Divide my food planed for the day so there is some for a snack.
3.Plan my snacks for the day and keep them in view.
4.Go outside for a walk or work in the garden

  
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CAROLIAN 8/18/2013 6:59AM

    emoticon Great plan xxx

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IDAHOFLOWER 8/17/2013 11:46PM

    Yeah I have to stay on track also.
Always want something sweet,
So had peaches last night.
Rose

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PEGTIGER 8/14/2013 9:34PM

    Great way to stay on track. Good luck!

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KATTREE 8/14/2013 12:16AM

    Great job coming up with a plan..

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