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Old 03-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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A great grandma, still cooking

Hi! I am SO happy to be part of this group. I am a great grandma and I still LOVE to cook. I am sure there is still plenty to learn so I am always on the lookout for new and different ways to make cooking as enjoyable as it was in the days I was making after school snacks every day for a bunch of hungry kids just off the bus after a long day at our country school! I still love to cook the way I did 'back in the day' and am challenged by cooking a great, satisfying meal with a pantry that looks similiar to Mother Hubbard's!! I love making my own mixes and using the old substitutions I had to learn when we had to drive 20 miles to get a loaf of bread! Looking forward to learning lots of new things here.

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Old 03-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
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And we're looking forward to learning from you! Welcome to DC!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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Welcome polly! I'm sure you have lots of tricks to share with us. Can't wait!
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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Welcome to DC! I love hearing about cooking as it was done "back when."
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:19 PM   #5
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Thanks, Sweetie!

That's about how I did it ... a little of this and a pinch of that! My son once asked me if a tad was the same thing as a smidgen!! I still love cooking like that! Sometimes brings a surprise though!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:27 PM   #6
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from one cooking great grandmother to another, howdy.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:30 PM   #7
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Welcome Grandma Glsd to meet you. Would love to swap then recipes with you.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:45 PM   #8
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Right back at you! It will be fun, learning to cook new things and new ways!
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:00 PM   #9
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Looking forward to what you can teach us!
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:03 PM   #10
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Thanks! I am looking forward to what I will learn from all of you!!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:33 PM   #11
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Welcome to DC! You might be able to help me decipher my grandma's recipes that my mother and I did not get to (my mother has dementia and hated to cook). I believe the gene skipped a generation.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:25 AM   #12
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Good morning from North Wales Polly.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:20 PM   #13
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Good morning Polly, we're glad to have you here and you'll have a great time. Good cooks, good people, and good fun. This is a great place to hang your apron. Welcome.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #14
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Polly Welcome to DC.

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:15 AM   #15
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Welcome. Have fun. I know I will enjoy learning from you!
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:33 PM   #16
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deciphering grandma's recipes

I would love to help if I can. It is such fun to read old recipes and figure out (or try to) what the cook meant! I have a few very old cookbooks and each of my grand daughters will sit and read them like a novel just as I do!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:46 PM   #17
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Welcome! I see we're neighbors. I live here in the heart of the Ozarks too, just south of Branson and near the Buffalo River. There's a great old time cooking heritage here that I've not seen anywhere else except Guam. I think it takes a culture that cares about it's roots in order to preserve what was best from our past. The local Mennonites have taught me that.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:18 PM   #18
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Welcome, Polly! Happy to have you join us... Be looking forward to your posts and getting to know you better..
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:09 AM   #19
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Ditto here, another oldie but goodie. Nice to meet you.
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