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Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's an Award!

Brownbugz over at a ladybug's life has given me the Kreative blogger award.
This is the first award I have gotten for this blog.

I am supposed to tell 10 things about myself that you probably don't know.
Normally I write these kinds of things on my welcome to me blog.
That's more my random life type of blog and this is just about cooking and baking.

So, to keep in line with this blog, my 10 things will center around food and cooking.

1. The first thing I cooked all by myself was spanish rice. I didn't know I was supposed to turn it down and the bottom scorched. It wasn't good, but my dad ate it without saying a word. I was 11.

2. The only fats/oils I cook with are butter,extra virgin olive oil, grape seed oil, and virgin coconut oil- all organic.

3. I am hit and miss when it comes to decorating cakes. Sometimes it looks great. Other times, it looks like a 2 year old was given a pastry bag.

4. I have a huge cookbook collection. I have to keep some in a big tote because I have nowhere to keep them.

5. When I grill out, I will cook as much of the meal as I can on it. Meat, veggies, bread- everything is better cooked on the grill. Charcoal all the way!

6. If I find a recipe that sounds good, but starts with a mix, I will either modify it or not make it.

7. I love making jams and jellies. They are so easy. And yummy! You can start off with frozen fruit or bottled juice if you need to.

8. I made my own venison summer sausage last Christmas. It tasted good, but was not as nicely shaped as the ones you buy.


9. My favorite pudding is butterscotch and it needs to be warm.

10. I have a marble slab that I roll my pastry out on. My husband bought it for me for Christmas many years ago. I love it.

Now, I am to pass this on to 6 other bloggers.
Without further adieu, here they be:

Domestic Goddess's Recipe Box
Positive Letters...Inspirational Stories
The Pearson Report
Wrinkled Mommy
Seriously-WTH?
life on the muskoka river

Please check all these bloggers out.

25 comments:

  1. Wow - thanks Ruth! What a treat - yummy to be exact; too bad I can't eat it.

    Regarding your list - #1 made me smile, what a great dad! #6 made me laugh - if it doesn't start with a mix I'm doomed! *grin* There's a reason we have butchers, bakers and candlestick makers...so I don't have to think about such things!

    Great answers! Thank you for including me in on the fun!

    With smiles, Jenny

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    1. He is. Also the fact that he was raised to eat whatever he had and was also in the army helped. There's not much food he won't eat. Except a corn dog. Isn't that funny? He'll eat burned food, but not a corn dog.

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  2. Hi Ruth .. thanks for the award - I love cooking too - but don't do much of it - but still appreciate reading about it. I don't like using mixes .. and I try and cook different things - but inevitably fall back on tried and tested dishes.

    I think I cooked breakfast for my parents .. probably quite early on - I usually adapt as I go, or change ingredients around if something is more likely in season ...

    I'm definitely not good with desserts, or jams and jellies .. and I really should learn sometime!!

    Cheers and have a lovely weekend .. Hilary

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    1. I don't know why but your comments keep getting marked as spam by blogger. I can't figure out why or know how to stop it. Ugh.

      Anywho... I like trying new things but always fall back on tried and true too.

      Jellies are easy. I use sure-gel for jelly. For jam I don't. But jelly you just heat the juice and suregel to boiling, add the sugar, cook at boiling another minute and pour into jars.

      You are welcome!

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  3. What a nice treat to wake up to this morning, thanks Ruth! And I LOVE Spanish Rice. My mom used to make it all the time. (I've scorched more dinners than Carter's has liver pills. Crazy!) I will be sure to say howdy to the other six on your list. Thanks again! And hugs!

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  4. thank you! you made my day.

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    1. I'm glad Debbie. You deserve it!

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  5. OMG! Thank you SO much!!! I will honor the award right after I post the conclusion to my story. If I do it before I tell what happened my regular followers may kill me.LOL

    How awesome! Thank you again:)))

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    1. You are welcome. I can't wait to see how your story turned out.

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  6. that marble slab sounds great and i am with ya on the pudding choice!

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    1. Lynn, I love it. He found it at a cooking store.

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  7. I figured you'd probably have a lot of cookbooks. And butterscotch pudding - never had it, but it sure sounds yummy!

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    1. It is great! If you want to try it, type butterscotch pudding into the search box at the top of this page and it should come up. Or you can buy a box of pudding mix.

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  8. Congratulations on your award! I am stopping by to catch some of the blogs I missed during A-Z. Your recipes sound yummy but I am a terrible cook so it could be dangerous :)

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    1. Or you cook look to cook some great things, Heather.:) I still need to get to some of the blogs too. There are so many.

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  9. Congratulations to you on the award and what a list number 3 made me giggle I am not good at decorating cakes.......lol I am going to check out a couple of the blogs you have passed the award onto.........

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    1. Jo-Anne, Thank you. We'd be quite the pair in cake decorating class.

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  10. This is a great way to share your life with other bloggers. And nothing you said made you look stupid. Love the bit about the burned rice. Haven't we all done something like that when we began cooking?

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    1. It's been almost 30 years and I still remember the food I didn't cook good. Maybe I need to let it go.

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  11. I love to cook, and my favorite oil is olive oil. I rarely make something from a box.

    Precious Monsters

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    1. Olive oil is good stuff. From a box just isn't the same. :)

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  12. Hey Ruth, thank you for the award. My goodness what an honor, and what a surprise!! I was tickled pink when I had seen you posted about it on my blog. And by the way Ruth... "Congratulations" on receiving the award as well.

    Ruth, like you, I have a 'huge' collection of cookbooks, and so I know how hard it is to find places to store them. I also have quite a collection of recipes which I've printed off numerous websites (there's too many to count). I have many stored in 3 ring binders, in a filing cabinet, and in the drawers at my desk, but still my collection seems to keeps growing. Guess that shows you how much I love recipes! What can I say... I'm a recipe nut!!!

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    1. Cindi, you are welcome and thanks. Is there really such a thing as too many recipes?

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