• Member since November, 2009
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I'm a recently retired (22 years) AF veteran, starting a new phase in my life as a civilian.  Although retired from the AF I am working now on my second career and adjusting to civilian life.  I love cooking and creating new recipes, or updating old favorites.  Next to cooking, I love hitting the road and feeling the wind on my face on my Harley.  Our latest venture is building a rustic cabin on 40 acres in the Rocky Mountains.  I'm excited to try my hand at rustic cooking (open fire, wood stove, etc.).

I could be a mouse; I love cheese! Cheese is my go to snack/comfort food.  All things cheesy (including jokes) turns me on.  That being said I enjoy cooking versus baking and savory versus sweet.  Forget the dessert and give me extras on the entrees.  

I constantly struggle with trying to be healthy (aka lose weight) and my love for all that is creamy, rich, decadent and loaded with fat and calories.  So I try to cook healthy versions of my favorites or I try to portion control.  Most of the time I'm not very succesful but I keep trying.

I starting cooking when I was eight years old, I surprised my family with Boeuff Bourgiuignon.  Only I didn't have beef so I used venison, and I didn't have burgundy so I used another red wine.  I pulled out the china and served my family.  It turned out fabulous, so started my love for cooking.

My mother was great at using leftovers, so I learned to master the art of reinventing the leftovers.  It has passed on to my daughter who has her own blog. Cooking is probably the only thing that isn't dysfunctional about my family

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3 years ago    stevemur

oh!! i love cheese too!! thanks for the welcome. I have a cheese bread recipe, "pao de queijo", i will post it and i think you would love it!

5 years ago    henny10

Hi! Thank you for your comment on my page. I love cheese as well :)

5 years ago    melissadunham

Thanks for your tips! Plan ahead meals are a definite must!

5 years ago    Srowlandyum123

Thank you for welcoming me. I also am loving this site even though i have just signed up for it. I am always up for some new and interesting recipes. I will definitely check out that blog when i get some free time; im in the middle of finals right now so things are kind of hectic, but when things slow down ill get some recipes up and do some more looking around.

5 years ago    ethandixon

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