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Old 04-08-2015, 09:55 PM   #21
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\Could I take custody of my daughter's oldest child.
You're awesome. How old was she? I'll bet she never forgets thriftstoring with you.

(Yard sales are still my favorite shopping place.)
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:59 PM   #22
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You're awesome. How old was she? I'll bet she never forgets thriftstoring with you.

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She was 14. I am not that awesome. I just do the job I was put on this earth to do. I took her or she was up for adoption. And at her age, she would never be adopted. She was facing a grim future. She was my first granddaughter. I had taken her off and on as she was growing up. She was really a handful for her mother. Unfortunately, she is now living with the "ifonlies". "If I had only ...." And they will be with her for the rest of her life. That was one pain I could not ease for her. It was rough for both of us at first. I was trying to help her handle her grief, while I was dealing with my own. But she found her own way. And it was with her cat. I would be standing outside her room and she would be crying and talking to Sasha telling her all the things she wish she had said to her mother. One day I told her that her mother was looking down on her and could hear what she was saying to Sasha. That seem to comfort her and she started to behave. Except in school. You know how kids will say, "I hate my mother. She never lets me do anything. I wish she were dead." What kids hasn't said it at least once. It was too much for my DG to hear. So I had to take her out of school and have her home schooled. Today she is married and next year her oldest of three kids will be heading off to college.
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Thanks Silversage. I re read the original post , I just got side tracked by other posts and cooking shows .

On a blog I like to see interesting photos , including prep , the use of more unusual ingredients and different techniques , and some engaging chat . The way some people write can really draw you in , I like Nigella Lawson , her cookery books are a great read .
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:52 PM   #24
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I listened. I am again adding pictures to the blog to go with the recipes and explanations of the techniques. Thanks everyone.

Right now, I'm teaching people to use common, inexpensive foods, and turn them into something elegant and tasty. In addition, I'm teaching them new techniques and why they work.

I believe that it will help people cook better if they understand what's going on with the food they are cooking.

Again, thanks for your input.

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Old 04-14-2015, 12:49 PM   #25
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I like to know "restaurant tricks". What do the guys/gals do behind the swinging doors?
Lots of fat, salt and cheese! Seriously that's usually why the food tastes so darned good!
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:56 PM   #26
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Totally off topic, but I'd like to see a cooking show where the cook uses every day, cheap utensils like most people own. Not the expensive, top of the line stuff. I think a lot of these shows end up intimidating most people because they feel they couldn't accomplish some dishes because they lack the cool equipment. Show me a cook who roasts something on a cookie sheet, or flimsy pizza pan. Let's see somebody cook a perfect meal in a small apartment sized oven or Black and Decker toaster oven, like many regular fold own....
I think that this stuff plays to people's fantasy of a "perfect" life or "perfect" kitchen. This has also helped the sales of kitchen equipment to explode. Heck people spend hundreds of dollars on a Kitchenaid mixer to use as kitchen jewelry.

There are lots of YouTube cooking shows with everyday people making good food with very basic equipment. Kinda makes me appreciate all of the cool stuff I have.

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I listened. I am again adding pictures to the blog to go with the recipes and explanations of the techniques. Thanks everyone.

Right now, I'm teaching people to use common, inexpensive foods, and turn them into something elegant and tasty. In addition, I'm teaching them new techniques and why they work.

I believe that it will help people cook better if they understand what's going on with the food they are cooking.

Again, thanks for your input.

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I like how you do things. Cooking can be overcomplicated and expensive, but it doesn't have to be. For me pretentiousness has no place in cooking.

I too try to keep my blog so that it isn't intimidating. I've received many compliments about how my pictures really helped keep them on track.

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Old 04-15-2015, 07:32 AM   #28
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I like how you do things. Cooking can be overcomplicated and expensive, but it doesn't have to be. For me pretentiousness has no place in cooking.

I too try to keep my blog so that it isn't intimidating. I've received many compliments about how my pictures really helped keep them on track.

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Thanks. How do I get to your blog? Oops, silly me. I just saw the link at the bottom of your posts. I'm going to check it out.

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Old 04-15-2015, 11:35 AM   #29
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Thanks. How do I get to your blog? Oops, silly me. I just saw the link at the bottom of your posts. I'm going to check it out.

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You won't be sorry. It is an easy read with directions and pictures that are easy to follow.

I love the pictures.
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Bakechef, I took a look at the blog. Nice work. And I agree that the pictures are well done.

I wonder what it would be like if we combined our talents and turned our separate blogs into one. We both have enough difference in our skill-sets that I think we could make something more complete than either of us by ourselves. If you've looked through my blog, you can see that I can put nice pictures into it as well. If you're interested in a collaborative effort, let me know.

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