Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Blog Candy Time!

Well, the day really has gotten away from me. I had planned on posting so much earlier today. I have two of these Recipe type boxes and paper sets to give away.

The paper is so cute. I have one of the boxes but I use mine for greeting cards. It is a very nice size box that could be altered in so many ways.

Here are pictures of the papers, stickers and chipboard that make up the paper package. I want to let you know there will be one extra gift in each package. And as always, I will draw for one surprise package too! :0) 



















To enter for the blog candy and the surprise gift leave your answer to the following question on this post. And the blog candy question is:


Do you have a fun memory of when you first started cooking? Or were you a natural?





My first memory of really learning to cook was in 10th grade Home Economics Class. I even thought it was fun learning how to wash dishes properly.(yes, there was an order in which we learned to wash the dishes). I loved the smell of the food cooking. We learned how do do the basics and by 12th grade I felt like I knew my way around the kitchen. I still cook everyday but with just Lee and I not so much fancy stuff. We save that for when we have company!

Well, I can't wait to hear your answers. Good luck to you all!

I will draw for the winners on Sunday June 10th, 2012

21 comments:

  1. I remember learning how to cook with the microwave because my Mom was worried about me using the stove when I was young. We cooked bundt cakes and other real food in the microwave.

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  2. hmmm.. I can't really remember the first time I learned how to cook but I love to watch my mom cook and I learned fast from watching. If I cook I just imagine what I ate, what are the ingredients, what it takes like then I try to recreate it. It doesn't always end up the same flavor or as delicious as my moms cooking but the presentation is there. I also ask my mom how to cook the foods she make.
    ~~Luanne

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  3. I had many moments when I started cooking. Till my master's my father did not allow me to enter into the kitchen not even for tea. Later got job, so started cooking with friends. After marriage I had too cook properly.... There is something called "sabudana" in english "pearl tapioca". My husband loved one recipe made of it. But before cooking it should be soaked overnight which I did not know. It was cooked afreash, and it was like chewing stone :)))))))))))))) can you believe my husband ate that.... bcoz I made first time so he dint mind.... I was like ROFL bcoz it was hard to chew.... I could not eat a spoon but my husband had all full bowl... poor.. Now I am good with cooking and had food blog as well.

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  4. He still say "see, how much I love you, I ate what you made first time which you, could not eat"...... just to remember this m laughing... it was funny..

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  5. Hello Shirley ... this is delicious looking candy! those papers are gorgeous!

    I have two recipe boxes. One that I keep Sweet recipes in and the other is Savoury. Once I have made something that I enjoy making and the family enjoys eating I carefully write it out and store it in the box.

    Hmmm memories ... well I used to hate cooking as I had to do most of it when I was younger. My Mum was a single Mum and I was the eldest child so most of the household chores fell to me.

    But I do enjoy cooking more now ... especially with Madalyn. Just the other day we made Gingerbread Men and I had so much fun doing it with her. She decorated them beautifully.

    I like to try new things these days and broaden the taste buds of my little girl. I don't even mind doing the dishes :)

    xoxox Carly

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  6. That candy looks yummy. I hope whoever wins it loves to cook. My first memories of cooking are not with my mother, she had to do it all herself, but with my grandmother who lived next door. I learned to make bread, pasta and many other things before I was 12 years old. We moved to California then. I remember my Italian Nonna yelling at me "No stems, No stems, as I was chopping parsley for the lasagna. But the one thing I clearly remember is finally learning to roll the gnocchis just right with my fingertips. She would snip little bits of dough and they had to be done just right to please her. When I did make a batch that was good enough, she cooked them and served them to my father. I was so proud. My Nonna didn't speak English very well, but I understood her. And today, I've become her cause I love to teach my granddaughters how to make things. And that's how it should be.
    Thanks for reminding me, Shirley

    Hugs2U,
    Babe

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  7. I love to bake....that's probably why I'm as jiggly as jello. Brownies are my favorite but peanut butter fudge is my specialty. My husband is always telling me I don't need any more cookbooks. But, every year at Christmas time my mother, daughter and I all get together and make a bunch of cookie for the family....and it's good to have lots of new recipes to try out.

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  8. I don't remember a time when I wasn't in the kitchen. My mother just included me and my sisters in whatever she was doing in the kitchen. I got to mix pie crust with my hands, turn the crank on the food grinder, wash and dry dishes, help measure ingredients—all the little tasks that go into food preparation. I did the same for my two boys. I was determined that they would be self-sufficient. One turned out to be a professional chef :) Pass the inclusion mode onto my g-daughter now.

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    1. My fondest memory was my grandmother pulling a stool up to the table so I could reach, and her & I making homemade biscuits for breakfast! I must have been all of five years old or so. The best smell is fresh baked arisen muffins as they were baking!

      Sumi P.

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  9. I absolutely love what you have put up for blog candy. So sweet of you to offer such pretty items. I cannot remember actually any major event or funny story for when I started cooking. Your story made me think back to home ec in high school. I loved that class! I learned a lot, too. Sorry I don't have a fun story but thanks for having me recall memories back to high school with your story. Hope you have a good day!

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  10. Hi Shirley! I remember making things with my Mom when I was quite young. One time I remember making taffy and the whole family joined in on the pulling! I just loved when we got in home ec and I still have the recipes that I copied and made in class. We made fried parsnips and I made those last week for Dan.. He loved them. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome blog candy!
    Denise

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  11. I remember the first time I made something for my dad and he could not eat it I must say it was so so so BAD !!!!! he told me that my dog Frosty would like it. When I took it to his dish as he followed me with joy then spit it back in his bowl and looked at me as if I was trying to poison him. I can look back now and laugh but then It was more depressing that my dog even told me how bad a cook I was then. My dad taught me so much about cooking I still love to cook for people my was the best cook I knew.

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  12. First Shirley let me thank you for joining my blogspot (Funtaylormade.blogspot.com). As for my cooking memories it came natural both my father and mother and their parents and siblings are / were great cooks. Altought I don't cook as much as I use to I still enjoy getting in their and making something new and different.

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  13. My most vivid early cooking memory was learning to bake chocolate chip cookies. I had just taken them out of the oven and dropped the pan onto the floor. I was so horrified that I just sat in the middle of the floor and cried!
    Thanks for this opportunity!
    Debb

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  14. The first thing I learned to cook was toast. My grandma had a stove top toaster. The memory is still so comforting. Just remembering turning the bread and watching it tune a golden brown from the flames speading just the right amount of fresh butter. I can see her smile and hear her soft voice telling me what a good job I had done. After that I was hooked. JVH

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  15. I can remember in home economics making cookies and I used baking soda instead of flour. As you can understand they where awful.

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    1. I forgot to sign I was laughung just remembering the teachers face as she tryed them.Dawna K

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  16. I learned to bake chocolate chip at the age 9 or 10. Mom would let us cook with supervision.
    My most memorable is learning to can with my Grandma Oglesbee.She would plant a garden and we would always can her green beans. She always had the best best green beans to eat. Since then I can homemade spaghetti sauce, jam and many other yummies.
    We are heading into gardening season. Our garden is triving. Joe has done a great job with it. I need to get started on my flower bed in the front yard. I am planning to work on it this year. My goal for this summer. DianeM
    PS Love the paper pack

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  17. my first thing that comes to mind is making freezer jam. I was so glad to get the first bite on sunday morings with breakfast.Karla R

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  18. Hi. Glad Lee is home. I like to use ribbons on cards......with and without bows. It is a great embellishment. Hugs. Sonja.

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  19. My story isn't so much about when I first started cooking, but was about the first time I cooked with my hubby, who is a chef by trade. We had only started dating that year and with Christmas approaching we thought we'd cook some homemade treats as presents for both families. It would be the first and last time we made shortbread together. What we thought was sugar, which we sprinkled over the shortbread turned out to be salt and so our sweet idea turned into a savory reminder to always check the contents of the jar prior to putting into/onto the mix. :)

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